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admin   August 5, 2020

Vicky Donor (2012)

Streaming on ErosNow, Youtube Movies

A man is brought in by an infertility doctor to supply him with his sperm, where he becomes the biggest sperm donor for his clinic.

Director: Shoojit Sircar

Nautanki Saala! (2013)

Streaming on Disney+hotstar

An actor’s life changes dramatically when he saves a stranger from suicide.

Director: Rohan Sippy

Bewakoofiyaan (2014)

Streaming on youtube Movies

It is a slice-of life comedy when recession strikes and the lack of money tests love. Is living on love and fresh air really possible?

Director: Nupur Asthana

Hawaizaada (2015)

Streaming on Disney+hotstar

The film which is based on the life on an Indian scientist Shivkar Bapuji Talpade, who is credited to have constructed India’s first unmanned plane is the tale of the hardships that he went through on the journey to discover.
Also the film is set in the pre-independence era of Bombay of 1895.

Director: Vibhu Puri

Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015)

Streaming on youtube Movies

Prem and his oversized wife Sandhya are supposed to spend a lifetime together. Will a regular arranged marriage turn out to be a perfect mismatch?

Director: Sharat Katariya

Meri Pyaari Bindu (2017)

Streaming on youtube Movies

Childhood friends Abhimanyu and Bindu face friction when she realises that she does not love him after a brief relationship. After getting famous, Abhimanyu decides to pen a story based on his life.

Director: Akshay Roy

Bareilly Ki Barfi (2017)

Streaming on Netflix

Set in the small-town of Bareilly, Bitti is a free-spirited young girl who lives life on her own terms and refuses to be pressured into getting married.
Her life takes a shift when she meets Chirag Dubey and Pritam Vidrohi.

Director: Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari

Shubh Mangal Saavdhan (2017)

Streaming on Eros Now, youtube movies

A couple fall in love but then the groom discovers that he suffers from erectile dysfunction.

Director: R. S. Prasanna

Andhadhun (2018)

Streaming on Netflix

A series of mysterious events change the life of a blind pianist, who must now report a crime that he should technically know nothing of.

Director: Sriram Raghavan

Badhaai Ho (2018)

Streaming on Disney+hotstar

A man is embarrassed when he finds out his mother is pregnant.

Director: Amit Sharma

Article 15 (2019)

Streaming on Netflix

In the rural heartlands of India, an upright police officer sets out on a crusade against violent caste-based crimes and discrimination.

Director: Anubhav Sinha

Dream Girl (2019)

Streaming on ZEE5

Rom-com Movie, directed by Raaj Shaandilyaa, stars Ayushmann Khurrana who plays a ‘dream girl’. In every love story, there is always one trying to win the heart of the other, who could be the ‘dream girl’.

Director: Raaj Shaandilyaa

Bala (2019)

Streaming on Disney+hotstar

It tells the story of a man who is balding prematurely and how he copes up with the situation.

Director: Amar Kaushik

Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan (2020)

Streaming on Amazon prime

The road to achieving a happy ending is a little too rough for two guys Kartik and Aman. While Aman’s family tries hard to battle his love for Kartik, Kartik isn’t prepared to step back until he marries Aman.

Director: Hitesh Kewalya

Gulabo Sitabo (2020)

Streaming on Amazon prime

Two scheming men get caught up in a game of one upmanship, each one attracting other members to their clan and each one with an agenda of his own.

Director: Shoojit Sircar


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66th National Film Awards Winners for 2018

admin   August 14, 2019

The National Awards for films, which were started as an annual incentive by the Government of India , for the making of artistic, competent and meaningful films, have come a long way, to cover the entire national spectrum of Indian Cinema, to judge merit by the highest possible yardstick and to become the most coveted and prestigious awards in the country.

In their 66th year now, the National Film Awards continue to underline cinematic excellence. The awards have over the years brought the best talent present in India Cinema to national limelight. In its over a half a century long history, the National Film Awards have nurtured numerous talent who are now national icons and also known internationally.

The 66th National Film Awards were announced by Rahul Rawail, Chairperson, Feature Film Category, AS Kanal, Chairperson, Non-Feature Film Category and Utpal Borpujari, Chairperson, Best Writing on Cinema for the year 2018..

National Awards aim at encouraging the production of films of aesthetic and technical excellence and social relevance contributing to the understanding and appreciation of cultures of different regions of the country in cinematic form and thereby also promoting integration and unity of the nation.

Best Feature Film: Hellaro (Gujarati)

Best Direction: Aditya Dhar for Uri: The Surgical Strike

Best Actress: Keerthy Suresh for Mahanati

Best Actor: Ayushmann Khurrana for Andhadhun and Vicky Kaushal for Uri: The Surgical Strike

Best Supporting Actress: Surekha Sikri for Badhaai Ho

Best Supporting Actor: Swanand Kirkire for Chumbak

Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment: Badhaai Ho

Best Film on Social Issues: Pad Man

Nargis Dutt Award for National Integration: Ondalla Eradalla

Best Children’s Film: Sarkari Hiriya Prathamika Shale Kasargodu

Best Child Actors: PV Rohith for Ondalla Eradalla (Kannada), Sameep Singh for Harjeeta (Punjabi), Talha Arshad Reshi for Hamid (Urdu), Shrinivas Pokale for Naal(Marathi)

Best Film on Environment Conservation: Paani

Jury Awards: Kedara (Bengali), Hellaro (Gujarati)

Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of A Director: Sudhakar Reddy Yakkanti for Naal

Special mention for performances: Sruthi Hariharan (Nathicharami), Chandrachud Rai (Kadakh), Joju Joseph (Joseph), Savithri (Sudani from Nigeria)

Best Female Playback Singer: Bindhu Malini for Mayavi Manave from Nathicharami

Best Male Playback Singer: Arijit Singh for Binte Dil from Padmaavat

Best Choreography: Kruti Mahesh Madya & Jyoti Tomar for Ghoomar, Padmaavat

Best Music Director (Songs): Sanjay Leela Bhansali for Padmaavat

Best Special Effect: Awe, KGF

Best Music Direction: Sanjay Leela Bhasali for Padmaavat

Best Music Direction (Background Music): Shashwat Sachdev for Uri: The Surgical Strike

Best Makeup Artist: Ranjith for Awe

Best Costume Designer: Indrakshi Pattanaik, Gaurang Shah & Archana Rao for Mahanati

Best Action: Vikram More and Anbu Ariv for KGF

Best Lyrics: Manjunatha S for Nathicharami

Best Production Design: Kammara Sambhavam

Best Editing: Nathicharami

Best Location Sound: Tendlya

Best Sound Design: Uri: The Surgical Strike

Best Mixed Track: Rangasthalam

Best Original Screenplay: Rahul Ravindran for Chi Arjun La Sow

Best Adapted Screenplay: Sriram Raghavan , Arijit Biswas, Yogesh Chandekar, Hemant Rao & Pooja Ladha Surti for Andhadhun

Best Dialogue: Churni Ganguly for Tarikh

Best Cinematography: MJ Radhakrishnan for Olu (Malayalam)

Best Rajasthani Film: Turtle

Best Sherdukpan Film: Mishing

Best Pangchenpa Film: In The Land Of Poisonous Women

Best Garo Film: Ma’Ama

Best Marathi Film: Bhonga

Best Tamil Film: Baaram

Best Hindi Film: Andhadhun

Best Urdu Film: Hamid

Best Bengali Film: Ek Je Chhilo Raja

Best Malayalam Film: Sudani From Nigeria

Best Telugu Film: Mahanati

Best Kannada Film: Nathicharami

Best Konkani Film: Amori

Best Assamese Film: Bulbul Can Sing

Best Punjabi Film: Harjeeta

Best Gujarati Film: Reva

Non-feature Films Category

Best Film on Family Values: Chalo Jeetey Hai

Best Short Fiction Film: Kasab

Social Justice Film: Why Me, Ekant

Best Investigation Film: Amoli

Best Sports Film: Swimming Through The Darkness

Best Educational Film: Sarlabh Virala

Best Film on Social Issue: Talate Kunji

Best Environmental Film: The World’s Most Famous Tiger

Best Promotional Film: Rediscovering Jahannum

Best Film on Science and Technology: GD Naidu: The Edison of India

Best Arts and Cultural Film: Munkar

Best Debut non-feature film of a Director: Feluda

Best Non-Feature Film: Sunrise, The Secret Life of Frogs

Most film-friendly state: Uttarakhand

Best book on cinema: Malayalam Book Mano Prarthana Pulley; In A Cult Of Their Own gets Special Mention

Best Film Critic: Blase Johnny (Malayalam), Ananth Vijay (Hindi)

Most film-friendly state: Uttarakhand

Best book on cinema: Malayalam Book Mano Prarthana Pulley; In A Cult Of Their Own gets Special Mention

Best Film Critic: Blase Johnny (Malayalam), Ananth Vijay (Hindi)


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Indian Cinema’s Steady Rise on Global Stage

admin   June 10, 2019

By Natarajan Vidyasagar

The Indian film industry, which produces the largest number of movies in the world, is on the cusp of a radical transformation and its steady rise in the global M&E space is clearly visible.

Chinese President Xi Jinping told Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he watched Aamir Khan- starred sports drama Dangal and liked it. This underscores the growing influence of Indian cinema and its increasing global footprint.

There is a steady growth in the visibility, volume and cultural visibility of India – from Bollywood to Bhangra music, from mobile telephony to India’s influence in Silicon Valley – India has revolutionised in the production, distribution and consumption of images and ideas.

Last year turned out to be the most successful year for Indian films which were exported to more than 35 global territories internationally. USA, UK, China Gulf, Australia and Canada topped the list of Indian films in overseas territories. Around 125 movies (Hindi and regional films) were released in overseas theatrical markets in 2018.

Hailed as the best Indian movie of 2018, Sriram Raghavan’s Andhadhun, an official adaption of the French short film The Piano Tuner, had a successful run in China. Made at a budget of less than $5 million it raked in around $50 million in box office collections in China.

China alone accounted for $272 million in box office collection for 10 Indian films in 2018. “Indian films have been gradually making inroads both through the co-venture route (which films do not form part of China’s quota of foreign films) and co-production treaties,” says a recent EY report.

Indian films also made inroads into Saudi Arabia which lifted its decade old ban on cinemas, allowing theatres to open in Saudi Arabia.

Indian filmmakers have embraced new ways of telling stories, and this is increasingly visible on global platforms. “Indian content is in big demand and new avenues are opening up, for example China. The local market is huge in India, which is the only country in the world with nearly 12 dialects per language. As the dubbing industry is growing, all platforms are realising the value of localisation. The popularity and footprint of the platforms is increasing immensely due to this and this has resulted into emergence of Netfilx and Amazon, who are setting up offices in India and producing India specific content for global market as well,” says Manish Dutt, MD, VR Films & Studios.

Raazi

There’s no doubt today that Indian cinema is India’s soft power and is seen in over 100 countries. Thanks to platforms like Netflix, it is instantly visible and experienced now.

Indian actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui happened to be vacationing in Italy on the day that Sacred Games, the critically acclaimed Netflix political thriller in which he stars, was released online around the world. Just couple hours after Sacred Games was released, Nawazuddin got recognized on the streets in Italy. There are examples of new narratives, fresh stories, unknown stars, women power and successful films in regional languages across Indian movie production centres. That sums up the changing landscape of Indian cinema in 2018.

The Indian movie industry is a gargantuan entity. From its seven production centers, India produces nearly 1,800 films in 20-odd languages a year – more than the output of China and the US counted together.

The success of small budget films like Badhaai Ho (Amit Sharma), Andhadhun (Sriram Raghavan), Stree (Amar Kaushik) and Raazi (Meghna Gulzar) proved that Indian film audiences’ consumption habits are changing.

They are looking for new narratives, new genres than formula films. If the content is mediocre, however big stars may be is getting rejected at the box office. Most of these small budget films were made on a budget of less than Rs 40 crore but yielded at least thrice the amount at the box office. Raazi made almost Rs 200 crores!

The year 2018 also proved that films laced with good content and powerful performances can overpower the stars who ruled the box office collections of Bollywood films over the years. 

Fox Star India Studio’s film Sanju emerged as one of India’s all-time blockbusters  at the box office followed by Padmaavat, Simba, 2.0, Race 3, Baaghi 2,  Badhaai Ho,  Stree,  Raazi,  and Sonu ke Titu ki Sweety.

Apart from these, films in regional languages such as 2.0, KGF Chapter 1, Rangasthalam, Bharat Ane Nenu, Kaala, Arvindha Sametha Veera Raghava and Geeta Govindam performed well in terms of box office collections.

Industry experts maintained that 2018 also saw emergence of OTT platforms as an alternative for theatrical release as well as for films which had a good run in cinema screens. However, for small budget movies, video OTT platforms (like Hotstar, Amazon Prime, Zee 5, Netlfix, Eros Now) have opened a new market place.

“OTT is the new field for TV drama and independent film making.  It has changed everything, scripts, budgets, quality of art, even the list of senior crew and actors prepared to work on the smaller formats,” says producer and filmmaker Bobby Bedi, currently producing over a dozen web series.

Sarkar

FILM ON THE SMALL SCREEN

“I have viewed more and better drama in the last two years than I have viewed in the last 20.  Never a fan of ad breaks, I never saw films on TV and my lifestyle rarely permitted me to plan a film outing unless it was really ‘one of those big ones’. Today I look forward to my post dinner two (maybe three) hours of viewing across a range of content.  Addictive web-series and films I couldn’t see.” Bedi adds.

The Government of India has recognized India’s Audio Visual Sector as one of the Champion Service sectors for export growth. India is also one of the most liberated media markets in the world. The country offers highly liberal policy environment for investments in film sector.

From talents (both on-and off-screen), to locales to an industry-friendly Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, India is already a one-stop destination for global filmmakers.  The establishment of Film Facilitation Office (FFO) by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting as a single window clearance for film shooting across India, and the ease of doing business, have made India a very attractive destination for film business. Many State governments in India are aggressively wooing global filmmakers in their regions.

Many Indian companies have created top-end studio facilities in India that serve as single windows to fulfil the needs of the M&E industry. Their international business model offers local and remote clients the opportunity to produce and co-produce and distribute content anywhere around the world.

Top movies of 2018

  • 2.0
  • Language:Tamil
  • Director: S. Shankar
  • Staring: Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson, Adil Hussain
  • Sanju
  • Language: Hindi
  • Director: Rajkumar Hirani Starring: Ranbir Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala, Vicky Kaushal
  • Padmaavat
  • Language: Hindi
  • Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali Starring: Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor, Aditi Rao Hydari
  • Andhadhun
  • Language: Hindi
  • Director: Sriram Raghavan | Starring: Ayushmann Khurrana, Tabu, Radhika Apte, Anil Dhawan
  • Simmba
  • Language: Hindi
  • Director: Rohit Shetty
  • Starring: Ranveer Singh, Sara Ali Khan, Sonu Sood, Ashutosh Rana
  • Sarkar
  • Language: Tamil
  • Director: A.R. Murugadoss Starring: Joseph Vijay, Keerthi Suresh, A.R. Murugadoss, Joy Badlani
  • Baaghi 2
  • Language: Hindi
  • Director: Ahmed Khan
  • Stars: Tiger Shroff, Disha Patani, Manoj Bajpayee, Randeep Hooda
  • K.G.F Chapter 1
  • Language: Kannada
  • Director: Prashanth Neel
  • Starring: Yash, Srinidhi Shetty, Ramachandra Raju, Archana Jois
  • Badhaai Ho
  • Language: Hindi
  • Director: Amit Ravindernath Sharma
  • Starring: Ayushmann Khurrana, Sanya Malhotra, Neena Gupta, Gajraj Rao
  • Rangasthalam
  • Language: Telugu
  • Director: Sukumar
  • Starring: Ram Charan, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Aadhi, Jagapathi Babu
  • Raazi
  • Language: Hindi
  • Director: Meghna Gulzar
  • Starring: Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Rajit Kapoor, Shishir Sharma
  • Stree
  • Language:Hindi
  • Director: Amar Kaushik
  • Starring: Rajkummar Rao, Shraddha Kapoor, Pankaj Tripathi, Aparshakti Khurana

(The list includes commercial hits and small budget films which made huge Box Office Returns)


INDIA IN NUMBERS

INDIA

  • Area

India measures 3,214 km from north to south and 2,933 km from east to west with a total land area of 3,287,263 sq km.

  • Population

1.3 billion

  • No of States and Union Territories

29 States, 7 Union Territories

  • Capital

New Delhi

  • Languages

Hindi, English and 21 other national languages.

  • Number of Feature Films Produced in India

1800

  • Number of Screens in India

8500

  • Market share of local films

90% BO

  • Theatrical Box Office Collections

$2.25 bn

  • Film Friendly States of India for Film Locations

Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala, Jharkand, Delhi, Maharashtra

  • Major Centres of Film Production

Bangalore, Chennai, New Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Thiruvanathapuram, Cuttack

  • TV Households

195 million

  • TV Channels

900

  • Mobile Subscribers

1 billion

  • Smart Phone Users

500 million

  • Internet Users

600 million

  • Broadband

No.1 Mobile broadband market in the world

(This article first appeared on Cannes Market News, the official daily of of Marche Du Film, Festival De Cannes on May 15, 2019)