While releasing a film, one of the most important aspects filmmakers pay attention to is the date when the movie is going to release. And the Khans of Bollywood have always made sure their films release during festival holidays. This year too, the same trend will continue as the three main holiday dates - Eid, Diwali and Christmas - will be dominated by the three Khans.Eid is synonymous with Salman Khan films and keeping that in mind, Tips Films has slotted the third installment of Race on Eid this year. Past collections of Eid releases show that films running in cinema halls during this time ensures good revenues.From 2009 onwards, Salman Khan has ruled box office every Eid with films like Wanted (2009), Dabangg (2010), Bodyguard (2011), Ek Tha Tiger (2012), Kick (2014), Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015), Sultan (2016) and Tubelight (2017). In last nine years, it was only in 2013 that there was a Shah Rukh Khan release--- Chennai Express.Close A look at the business of these films shows … [Read more...] about With festival period ringing cash registers for Bollywood, Khans take hold of holiday season in 2018
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The Congress in Telangana is facing an odd, if not entirely new, problem: its message doesn't seem to be reaching the masses — in a classic case of lost in translation.For instance, on December 3, during a rally in Gadwal, Congress President Rahul Gandhi had reportedly said the BJP had waived loans worth Rs 3 lakh crore for 15 rich industrialists, but the Congress will waive off the same amount for farmers. Gandhi's translator on stage and Gadwal constituency candidate, DK Aruna, however, reportedly translated it as "BJP waived off loans worth Rs 3 lakh crore for 15 lakh farmers, and Congress will waive the loans of farmers too."Similarly, during a public address in Kosgi, Ravanth Reddy, the party's working president, had reportedly translated Gandhi's "Telangana is in debt" statement as "Telangana is in profit".Close State Congress leaders have realised that for speeches to get translated into votes, effective translators are a necessary factor. Telangana Congress … [Read more...] about Telangana Assembly Polls 2018: Lost in translation? Congress faces odd, but old, problem
This year has been the year of turmoil for the Bharatiya Janata Party – it lost assembly elections in Hindi heartlands recently, which has apparently dented the saffron party's prospects in the upcoming general election; and it also lost or is locked in a battle with several of its allies, both big and small.Those that left The year started off with the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), led by Andhra Pradesh satrap N Chandrababu Naidu, pulling out of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in March. Consequentially, two ministers of the Union Cabinet – P Ashok Gajapati Raju and Y S Chowdary – resigned owing their allegiance to the TDP.Close The reason given by the TDP was the Center's refusal to grant special category status to Andhra, an emotive issue in the state where regional political parties were cornering Naidu over his inability to take action on the request. related news Engineering exports decline 6% in September: EEPC India Chiron Behring … [Read more...] about From smaller parties to bigger fish, a look at BJP’s alliance troubles in 2018
Secretary of the central government’s rural development ministry, Amarjeet Sinha, says the ministry is aiming to deliver 1 crore houses by the end of March 2019 under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana in rural areas where the shortage is little less than 3 crore, says a Business Standard report.However, the target may be difficult to achieve considering the progress report of 2016-17 and the current year. The website of Ministry of Rural Development shows the government has completed building 2,37,355 houses with a target of 32,10,289 houses in the current year. A total of 23,46,200 beneficiaries have been registered.Close The gap between government’s target and project completion remains pretty much the same in 2016-17. While the total target of the Centre was 42,98,620 houses, only 10,37,277 lakh houses were completed. related news E-retailers cannot influence prices of goods on platform: Draft guidelines RBI becomes net buyer of dollars in September, bought $5.61 … [Read more...] about Rural development ministry targets 1 cr homes by March 2019 —-is it realistic?
In the last few days of 2017, reports on how Bollywood fared last year were doing the rounds and two words were mostly used to describe its performance — mixed bag. While the biggies failed to make it big at the box office, movies with quality content managed to score well. So, there was something to cheer about and few lessons to learn as well.So, what are the dos that Bollywood can follow in 2018?Big budget does not guarantee big successClose 2017 signaled that the cost of making a film has no effect on movie goers and it is the content of the film that can give them strong numbers at the box office. Big budgets do not guarantee bigger returns and films like Tubelight, Jab Harry met Sejal were a proof of this last year. While the former minted Rs 114 crore with a budget of Rs 135 crore, the latter received only Rs 62 crore with an investment of Rs 119 crore. related news Most watched series on Netflix: Binge worthy shows people are viewing across … [Read more...] about Four lessons Bollywood can follow for box office success