Category Archives: Films

In A Politely Incorrect Industry, Can You Call A Spade A Spade?

Those who attend movie trial shows would relate to the predicament I’m about to share. Have you seen a movie at a trial, sat tortuously through it wondering what they were thinking when they were making it, and then faced … Continue reading

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Top 50 Hindi Film Songs of 2013

The Top 50 Songs post from 2011 & 2012 have remained by far the most searched and most read report on this blog over the last two years. So here’s the 2013 version to continue the tradition. Given below is … Continue reading

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Star Popularity vs. Box Office: Not The Same Thing!

Last week, @OrmaxMedia tweeted annual results of its star popularity tracking research called Ormax Stars India Loves (OSIL). As per the results, Akshay Kumar ranked as the third most popular male star in India, in 2013, behind Salman Khan and … Continue reading

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Dhoom 3 Facts: How ‘Big’ is ‘Big’?

The Dhoom 3 campaign is only a trailer old. The film is about five weeks away from release. No songs have been released. There’s nothing substantive on-air besides the trailer. The paid TV campaign has not started. But Dhoom 3 … Continue reading

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300 Cr: Ready To Be Breached!

If not Krrish 3, then Dhoom 3. If not Dhoom 3, then PK. But it’s only a matter of time that a new Hindi film crosses the 300 cr nett mark at the domestic box office. 3 Idiots breached the 200 … Continue reading

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Box Office 2013 So Far: The Year Of The Youth?

It’s been a rather unusual year for Bollywood so far. We are four months into the year, and there has been not a single 100cr film yet. Race 2 has almost touched that mark, but most trade reports suggest its … Continue reading

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Censorship Woes: Intolerantly Yours

In what must be a world record, the name of a TV programme was changed on the day of its launch this week. Colors renamed its Punjab-based family social from Gurbani to Bani, evidently to avoid religious backlash. For those … Continue reading

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