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FICCI FRAMES-2017 – Lack of cinema screens, piracy, high ticket prices at multiplexes & new movies on TV reducing the number of footfalls in cinemas houses

29 Mar

Is Bollywood in trouble? Will Hollywood and Regional take over? Is Indian Cinema in any kind of trouble? 

Piracy, high pricing of tickets at multiplexes. lack of cinema screens and new movies being broadcasted on television three months after release have reduced the number of footfalls in the cinemas considerably and was making it difficult to raise the market share.

However, there is good news yet !  The emergence of digital platforms has opened new vistas for monetization for movies. 

Even though regional cinema is being aggressively promoted by state governments by way of various sops, Bollywood  can benefit if we could raise the TV viewing window of new movies to six months instead of the current three months.   Lack of screens in the country and high price of tickets coupled with the fact the audience for Hollywood movies was increasing and giving a tough competition to Hindi cinema.   Models were being worked upon to maintain a balance.    

The solution is simple, we need a strong trade bodies to combat piracy and with the help of committed and passionate producers and stakeholders to push the agenda,  Piracy can be reduced by the cause being championed by effective global leaders who could take the fight ahead.   

Also if all types of cinemas are marketed and given due visibility as is the case with big budgeted films, the audience who are alienated by multiplies as they were removing a certain type of cinema for which there was an audience base, we will experience more footfalls in the theatre.


The session was moderated by Vijay Singh, CEO, Fox Star Studios. Participating members were Samir Nair, Group CEO, Balaji Telefilms, Venky Mysore, CEO, Red Chillies Entertainment, Ajit Andhare, COO, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, Suresh Babu, President, Telugu Film Chamber Of Commerce.



Grover Zampa organizes the ‘Great Grover Stomp’at the Grover Zampa Vineyard

5 Feb

~A scintillating day of grape stomping, cellar tastings, wine cooking,  live performances, wine painting and many more activities at their picturesque vineyard~


27thJanuary, 2013, Nashik: Following the merger between GroverVineyards Ltd (GVL) and Vale De Vin Pvt Ltd (VDV), Grover Zampa Vineyardsintroduced this year their most awaited annual event – The Great Grover Stomp to the blooming roster of fun events. The event which took place at the Grover Zampa Vineyards in Nashik on 27th January, 2013, became an instant hit with guests, with an array of fun activities.All the wine connoisseurs exchanged great conversations over wine. The stomping event was graced by some eminent personalities who were seen enjoying their affair with this ecstatic beverage!

Talking about this much awaited stomping event, Mr. Ravi Jain, CEO, Grover Zampa expressed, “We at Grover Zampa Vineyard are extremely thrilled to have all our guests at this vineyard and experience the great range of wines we offer. In today’s times, this beverage has gained immense acceptance by the Indian palate. There is an increased awareness & acceptance about wines in India and people are readily trying various variants of wine. We wish to regularly conduct such interactive events and take their wine drinking experience to newer heights.” 

The Great Grover Stomp experience started with a vineyardtourthat gave an opportunity to the guests to explore the vineyardsafter which the guests were escorted for a guided winery tour to highlight the wine making procedure.The tour ended with wine tasting in the barrel room followed by a scrumptious lunch at the venue.

That’s not all! The day long wine tasting and stomping event was complimented by various captivating performances by renowned artists painting with wine and live jazz band. The relation between fine art and wine is wonderfully manifested in the Grover Vineyard’s “Art Collection”. The day ended with grape stomping by the guests marking the beginning of the harvest season.

It was a complete experience for wine connoisseurs and lovers from the city and its catchment areas who enjoyed a relaxing day at the picturesque venue along with some marvelous wine and some fun activities.

The event was graced by Actor/ Choreographer Farah Khan, Salil Chaturvedi of Provogue, South Actress Aavaana, famous architect Karan Grover amongst the many present.