While Bollywood is known to not welcome its actresses after long breaks, it looks like the heroines of the industry are changing the trend. Be it late Sridevi, Madhuri Dixit, Kajol, Aishwarya Rai and now Rani Mukherjee all are strongly signaling that they may not have been around for some time but the film industry is their home ground and they will do their best to get their strong foothold back in the industry.After a four year hiatus, Rani is back on the big screen with her latest release Hichki that hits the theatres on Friday. The film has created a lot of buzz both in the industry and amid audience but will it take a flying start at the box office and be Rani’s best comeback?Hichki released on 961 screens in India, 380 screens overseas, taking the worldwide total to 1,341 screens. The film’s cost of production comes to about Rs 12 crore and publicity expenses is at around Rs 8 crore, taking the overall budget to Rs 20 crore.Close Rani’s last release Mardaani had … [Read more...] about Is Rani Mukherjee’s new movie ‘Hichki’ going to be her best comeback?
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There have been several reports on how the film industry loses out whenever two major stars or films clash at the box office. The biggest reason for this cannibalism is a dearth of theatres in the country.Audiences in tier- I markets may not have witnessed the crunch but it is the tier-II, III and IV markets that feel the pinch as India stands among one of the most highly under-penetrated markets among major countries with only 8 screens per million.India works with 8,000 odd cinemas divided between single screens and multiplexes. The Indian film exhibition segment, in terms of number of screens, is less than 1/5th in size as compared to developed markets like China and US.Close The ratio is expected to further deteriorate, with India facing a constant decline in its screen count, largely due to the shutdown of single screens. related news Here’s a look at what’s helping Netflix click in India as it posts strong results Lata Mangeshkar doing much better: … [Read more...] about Despite its love for movies, India has very few theatres: What it can learn from China
Does Sting have a creative secret for writing a hit new song? Is there a trick Neil Simon uses to get ideas for plays? How about a creative strategy screenwriter William Goldman (of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid fame) might use to find inspiration for a new novel or movie? Turns out they have all used a version of a group brainstorming technique known as “semantic intuition,” the creative technique we use to help our Fortune 500 clients create their next breakthrough product or award-winning promotion. advertisement advertisement The oddly named, but extraordinarily powerful technique was invented by Helmut Schlicksupp, an employee of the Battelle Corporation’s office in Germany. Semantic intuition is a word-combination technique where brainstormers name an idea first, and then try to figure out what the new idea might be, given its name. As counterintuitive or even as impossible as this group idea-generating strategy might sound, there’s actually … [Read more...] about The Creative Secret Sting Uses To Write New Songs
Suzanne Xie has long been fascinated by stories and the power of storytelling. Born in China, she moved to the United States when she was four years old and learned how to speak English by reading picture books and watching cartoons. “In elementary school, I would spend hours in my room retelling my favorite stories to my collection of stuffed toys,” she reminisces, quipping, “they never judged my English.” advertisement advertisement Given how important stories were to her as a child, Xie decided a few years ago that she wanted to find a way to tell stories to today’s digital-savvy children. “With an entire generation of kids yearning for engaging stories and predisposed to the mobile medium, I saw an opportunity to rethink not just how a story could be told, but the kind of stories being told,” she says. So Xie got into the storytelling business, founding Hullabalu in 2012. Born in Palo Alto, California, and now based in New York … [Read more...] about How Hullabalu Is Shaking Up Story Time For Kids With Immersive, Responsive Content
The iPad’s lack of an apparent file system might be training the next generation of computer users to think differently about their content and the way it’s stored. And by extension, it might raise their expectations for software to unrealistic heights. From a post by Jan Senderek, the founder of Loom, a photo management startup: advertisement advertisement Kids today who start out with iPads and iPhones will never or rarely be in touch with a file or a folder. They won’t care about the type of data created or consumed on their devices. Apps are used to generate and consume content such as photos, emails, and news. They are the new ‘folders’. To try to find a file extension on an app or mobile device is hard. The interface and experience deliberately takes away the need to know whether an image is a .jpg or .png because you don’t need to know. Even if the next generation still uses a desktop at home or at school, the iPad will shape their … [Read more...] about It’s Not A Bug–Your iPad Is Out Of Space