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HNY Expected To Clock 40-Cr Plus Day One

Last year, we saw Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer, Chennai Express, creating records at the box office. Earlier, the lead pair had created magic in Farah Khan’s 2007 release Om Shanti Om, which too saw extravagant collections. This week, the ticket window will see the trio returning together, ...
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Maiden Over

As the biggies line up for the second half of the year, debutant directors who made the first half of 2014 enjoyable tell us how life has changed for them Several new directors made their debut in the first half of the year. While some hit the marquee with ...
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Gaurav Verma Joins RCE As CRO

Red Chillies Entertainments Pvt Ltd, this week, has announced the appointment of Gaurav Verma as the Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). Verma comes with immense experience in exhibition and distribution. In the past seven years, Verma has spearheaded the distribution of over 100 films in six major languages like Raajneeti, Paan ...
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Three’s a Crowd

O Teri, Youngistaan and Dishkiyaoon hit the screens yesterday and, going by the openings they have had at the time of going to press, none of them are threatening to set any box-office records. It would be fair to say that, in any case, the trade wasn’t expecting these films ...
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Remakes Don’t Suggest Creative Bankruptcy

He is all set to release one of his biggest projects, Anjaan, featuring South sensation Suriya, on Independence Day. In the midst of a hectic shooting schedule and shuttling between locales in Chennai, Mumbai and Goa, director, writer and producer N Lingusamy speaks to Sagorika Dasgupta about the film and ...
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All Abroad?

In our edit note last week, (On The Cusp? Issue dated Feb 1, 2014), we had suggested that we were in the midst of a fundamental shift away from the dominant genre of big-budget ‘desi-action-masala’ entertainers that’s held sway for some years now. In case you missed out, you ...
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Box Office Queen

She had just one release in 2012 – Cocktail – and it did amazing business. In addition, she was praised for her performance by one and all. Then, in 2013, she delivered not one or two but four blockbusters – Race 2, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Chennai Express and Goliyon ...
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High Five

In the second part of our special series, we take a look at the top five songs of 2013. Chartbusters that generated hysteria among the audience: 1. Tum Hi Ho (Aashiqui 2) Mithoon’s soulful and stunning composition was undoubtedly the song of the year! Using the piano, strings ...
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Many Happy Returns

Distributors do the math to name the most profitable films of 2013 according to them The marquee was graced with a number of successful films in 2013, and the industry celebrated another milestone – Chennai Express crossed the Rs 200-crore mark. But, once again, the real success stories came ...
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Win-Win-Win

Producers speak about the top three films that scored well at the box office across the country in 2013 With only a couple of weeks to go before 2013 comes to a close, we continue to analyse the business of films at the box office this year. In a ...
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BIG Star Entertainment Awards Unveils Nominees

BIG Star Entertainment Awards, the first prestigious film and television awards function in Bollywood announced the nominees for the upcoming awards show. In its fourth edition now, the ceremony is scheduled to take place on December 18, 2013 at Andheri Sports Complex. Brought to you by Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd ...
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Home Invasion

As the film audience benefits from a growing number of movie-viewing platforms, satellite TV and DTH lock horns over the revenue pie Far from the magic of the big screen, there’s a debate raging over two other movie-viewing platforms – satellite TV and movie-on-demand via DTH. It all boils ...
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Zee TV’s Success Bash For Chennai Express

Chennai Express reigned in the highest ratings when aired on Zee TV. In order to celebrate the success of the film on television, the Zee team threw a bash which was attended by the star cast of the film along with bigwigs of the channel. 
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Ready! Steady! Highest TVTs!

He’s nothing if he’s not flamboyant. Yes, we’re referring to none other than Shah Rukh Khan. Now, Chennai Express was produced by SRK’s Red Chillies and UTV, and the film was released by UTV, which has some incredible successes to its name. Now, after capturing the India and overseas markets ...
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Advance Booking For Krrish 3; great expectations

Advance booking for Rakesh Roshan’s magnum opus Krrish 3 opened to a phenomenal response at multiplex chains across India, with many weekend shows already fully booked. The film marks the third instalment in the Krrish franchise and features Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Kangna Ranaut and Vivek Oberoi.  The film is ...
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T Series In Conversation With Team Box Office India

BOI: T-Series has always been a major music label but it became a very active film production house a couple of years ago. How did this change come about? Bhushan Kumar (BK): We have been making movies ever since my father’s time and started our production business with Lal ...
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Red Chillies Entertainment In Conversation With Team Box Office India

Shah Rukh Khan (SRK): Venky sir will introduce everyone to you guys and we will move on from there. Venky Mysore (VM): One key person we are missing today is Karim Morani. Blesson is our CFO and he has had the longest association with the organisation. Karuna is one ...
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SRK’s Next?

We all know that post the mega success of Chennai Express, Shah Rukh Khan and Rohit Shetty would be working together again but the big question is ‘when’? Besides, Shetty is currently scripting Singham 2, which he will start filming early next year while Khan is shooting Happy New Year. ...
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Academic Debate

Last Saturday, the Film Federation of India issued a release announcing that The Good Road shall represent India at the Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category. Few had considered the final choice as being in the running for the selection and at least in popular perception, ...
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Disney UTV In Conversation With Team Box Office India

BOI: Siddharth, can you introduce us to your team and explain their individual mandates? Siddharth Roy Kapur (SRK): Rucha, Amar and Manish are creative directors who run their individual production slates, from development to creative to pre-production to post-production to final delivery of the film. Each one of them ...
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Disney UTV Dominates The Worldwide Box Office

Already midway through the third quarter of 2013, and it is an incredible achievement for one single studio, Disney UTV, to have garnered almost half the worldwide box office for Hindi movies this year! Believe it or not, the studio has a market share of almost 42 per cent in ...
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Rohit Shetty and Reliance Partner For Chennai Express

Reliance MediaWorks (RMW) has again partnered with film director Rohit Shetty for his latest offering Chennai Express which released in August 2013. RMW provided solutions for services in visual effects, Digital intermediate (DI) and Digital Cinema Mastering for the film. The company also worked on SD telecine for the ...
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Chennai Express Joins Hands With ZipDial

Riding on the success of Chennai Express, in response to the love and affection shown by his fans worldwide, Shah Rukh Khan announced a groundbreaking global integration with Twitter India and ZipDial in which everyone living in India can follow and engage with him on Twitter via SMS. Effective ...
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Chennai Express Nets 6 Cr Plus On Day 8, Headed For Great Weekend

After a fabulous first week, Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Chennai Express ran strong at the ticket counter on its eighth day too. The film, which released during Eid, reeled in impressive numbers during the Independence Day holiday and earned around Rs 6 crore plus yesterday. Distributors say the film is all ...
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Chennai Express Has An Edge Over OUATIMD

Long weekends and holidays are a filmmakers’ best friend and Chennai Express proved that with its release during the Eid festivities last week. The film is enjoying a superlative run at the ticket window. But doing the same is Balaji Motion Pictures, which released Once Upon Ay Time In ...
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Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai… Versus Chennai Express

Balaji Motion Pictures’ Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara (OUATIMD) released in 1,700 screens and took a 70-80 per cent opening all-India today. The film is running almost house full in many centers and is expected to register 90-100 per cent occupancy by evening. On the other ...
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Chennai Express Likely To Clock 90 Per Cent On Day One

Just as expected, Shah Rukh Khan and Rohit Shetty’s Chennai Express has taken a fabulous start on day one. Eid has always been an auspicious day for filmmakers and Chennai Express took a 70-per cent start during the morning shows today. This went up to 90 per cent after noon, with ...
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Chennai Express Paid Preview Overseas Collections

Chennai Express Paid Preview Overseas Collections UK: $ 142,220 and still counting (Hindi film with the highest opening) Gulf: $ 435,000 and still counting (Hindi film with the highest opening for Eid) Singapore: $ 95,359 and still counting (Hindi film with the highest opening) Australia: $ ...
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Paid Previews: Chennai Express To Set New Records

This Eid the audiences are graced with the much anticipated release of Rohit Shetty’s Chennai Express featuring Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone. Shetty and Khan’s alliance has created a stir at the box office with Chennai Express rocking the ticket counter with its paid preview advance bookings already creating ...
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Top Five Paid Previews; Chennai Express @ 1

Top Five Paid Previews No Movie Collections 1 Chennai Express 6,40,00,000 2 3 Idiots 2,72,00,000 3 Kites 1,74,00,000 4 Ghajini 1,62,00,000 5 Bhaag Milkha ...
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