Raveena Tandon’s Shab closes the Indian Film Festival, Melbourne 2017

After two weeks of celebrations and good cinema showcased, the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, 2017 concluded.  It began on 10th of August amidst great fanfare celebrating Diversity as the theme for the year, the festival had acclaimed Lipstick Under My Burkha as the opening film and closed with the critically acclaimed romance drama, Shab. The film stars versatile actress Raveena Tandon and newcomer Ashish Bisht along with Sanjay Suri, Simon Frenay amongst others. Shab is directed by seasoned director Onir and produced by Sanjay Suri and Onir.    The film earned rave reviews globally and Raveena Tandon’s performance was … Continue reading Raveena Tandon’s Shab closes the Indian Film Festival, Melbourne 2017

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

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 … Continue reading 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