Bollywood Upset by Mumbai Multiplex Decree

Multiplex operators in Mumbai and the surrounding state will be obliged to screen local Marathi-language films in a move that has stunned and upset the Hindi-language Bollywood film industry. While Bollywood is centred in Mumbai, the main language spoken in…

Daily Cinema Digest – Tuesday 4 March 2014

“A grocery store and a cinema are two things that are a foundation for good downtowns.” – David Gordon, professor at School of Urban and Regional Planning at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada We don’t normally cover home cinema here…

Protests Erupt In India Over ‘Jodhaa Akbar’ Release

Filmmaker Ashutosh Gowarikar just can’t seem to cut a break these days. The director’s latest film, ‘Jodhaa Akbar’ , was scheduled to be released in 26 countries on February 15th, however multiplexes in India refused to play the movie due…

Indian Box Office Is Booming

Thanks to lurid exposes like the one which appeared in the December 22nd issue of The Economist most westerners probably think of India as a crowded and impoverished country filled with 1.1 billion people living in slums and working for…

Hollywood Rules India (For One Weekend)

For one weekend out of 52, Indian cinemas look like those in almost every other non-US territory dominated by Hollywood films. There were no less than five studio titles opening this past Friday: I Am Legend, 30 Days of Nights,…

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