Cinemas vs OTT Platforms: The Paradigm Shift in Viewership and Film Exhibition

Just as the human species had spent many millennia of living with an exaggerated sense of self- importance, there came into existence a microbe which brought businesses across the world to a standstill and caused all human beings to be sequestered in their own homes. While some people felt caged, a few others found this to be the long awaited sabbatical that they had been yearning for and a break that they could utilize to strengthen the bond with their family members, re-kindle the long lost romance, try their hand at a new hobby or develop a new habit. Continue reading “Cinemas vs OTT Platforms: The Paradigm Shift in Viewership and Film Exhibition”

Writer-Actor Vijay Maurya floats his production house ‘Made in Maurya’

Writer of acclaimed films (Gully Boy, Tumhari Sulu, and the forthcoming, Toofan) and an accomplished actor, Vijay Maurya, has partnered with popular film journalist & veteran film critic, Devansh Patel in content production endeavours. Vijay Maurya’s Made In Maurya & Devansh Patel’s Feather In The Cap Entertainment have formed a strategic alliance to collate, develop and produce diverse and entertaining content for theatrical and digital platforms bringing together their extensive experience in storytelling and production.Continue reading “Writer-Actor Vijay Maurya floats his production house ‘Made in Maurya’”

Indian Multiplexes Now all set to Take Care of the Annoying Moviegoer

Aren’t we all used to watching movies in multiplexes and single screen cinemas where there is now a problem that is growing day by day, one that has been a threat to a serious movie buff’s movie watching experience? Well we are talking about the annoying mobile phone of course, a useful tool generally but a tremendous irritating factor at the cinemas. Haven’t you come across people talking loudly on their mobiles even in the middle of a movie, with the least amount of botheration for the people around them? Haven’t we seen people annoyingly playing games/checking their social media platforms/chatting or just randomly fiddling with their phone, without caring to see if the bright screen of their mobile phone/tablet is disturbing others or not? Yes multiplex chains in particular do carry advertisements requesting patrons to put their mobile phones on silent mode or to switch it off while watching a movie? But how impactful has this been so far? Nothing seems to work mostly and you end up having to ask the concerned person to refrain from using his phone, even if that means you may have to get into a nasty argument at times.Continue reading “Indian Multiplexes Now all set to Take Care of the Annoying Moviegoer”

Miraj Cinemas is 100 Screens strong, Roll out their next Hindi Feature Film Bypass Road

Bollywood takes its centuries very seriously. Be it a film reaching 100 crore or the centenary celebrations of cinema the magic number of 100 has lured tinsel town for a while now. Exhibitors touching the mark becomes an even bigger reason for celebration as it denotes the growth of the industry- more screens -more shows- more footfalls and we have a booming business in hand. While the exhibition is growing at a galloping pace, Miraj Entertainment is also focusing on rolling out quality content through their production unit. Continue reading “Miraj Cinemas is 100 Screens strong, Roll out their next Hindi Feature Film Bypass Road”

Miraj Cinemas Joins the “Century Club”

Miraj Cinemas hits a century

110 screens strong across the country and poised for adding 100 more by March 20…….

Miraj Cinemas, one of the fastest growing brands in movie screening space has touched the 100-screen milestone.Continue reading “Miraj Cinemas Joins the “Century Club””

Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk Triumphs at the India Box Office!

Dunkirk, the much-anticipated new cinematic event from director Christopher Nolan, battled to the top of the [territory] box office on its opening weekend debut, earning an estimated Rs.15.57 Crore Gross across 417 screens including 10 IMAX screens and still going strong.  The announcement was made a few days ago by Denzil Dias, Managing Director, Warner Bros. Pictures (India). Dunkirk’s opening is the biggest opening ever for a Non-Dubbed MPA film and is also Biggest IMAX opening for a MPA film.Continue reading “Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk Triumphs at the India Box Office!”

Future Generali India Insurance covers Baahubali 2: The Conclusion

Future Generali India Insurance Company Limited (FGII) has insured Baahubali 2: The Conclusion for an amount of over Rs 200 crores under its film package insurance product, Future Cine Suraksha. FGII is a general insurance company that is a joint venture between Future Group – the game changers in retail trade in India and Generali – a 186 years old global insurance group.Continue reading “Future Generali India Insurance covers Baahubali 2: The Conclusion”

BookMyShow- the ‘Baahubali’ of online ticketing; contributes over 120 cr to the opening weekend collection of Baahubali 2

 

–          Sold over 6.2 million tickets for Baahubali 2 so far

–          More than 1 Lakh tickets sold in 60 minutes during peak hours over the weekend- that’s over 27 tickets a second!Continue reading “BookMyShow- the ‘Baahubali’ of online ticketing; contributes over 120 cr to the opening weekend collection of Baahubali 2”

What’s Wrong with Bollywood? The Explosive Truth Behind It

It has been 2 months since my friend wrote an article that was published in The Quint. As we expected it went viral. In Bollywood terms it was a 100-crore hit. Most readers saw merit in what he wrote and agreed that it’s a bitter truth that nobody is talking about. There were many who disagreed and they wrote many counter articles. We read each and every one of the articles and decided that we would love to fund the nursery education of some of the authors. I will come back to that later. The point of this article is to see whether we were right or wrong. How has Bollywood fared in the last 2 months since my friend wrote the article?

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