PVR Pictures to distribute Reliance Entertainment’s films

PVR Pictures, the production arm of India’s largest cinema chain,  said it will distribute films from Anil Ambani-promoted Reliance Entertainment. Both companies will collaborate for the first time to distribute Reliance Entertainment’s upcoming film Game Over, releasing on June 14. This will be followed by the Hrithik Roshan starrer Super 30, which will release on […]

Zee Entertainment to spend heavily on ZEE5, add 4,100 films, 60 webseries

Zee Entertainment Enterprises, the largest Indian broadcasting company, said it plans to raise the number of exclusive movies on its entertainment app ZEE5 to 3,000 as it races to become the No.1 provider of digital content in India. The 3,000 exclusive movies would make the platform one of the biggest, if not the biggest, repository […]

PVR purchases Satyam, 16 other multiplexes for Rs 633 cr

PVR, India’s largest multiplex operator by far, said it will acquire 72% of SPI Cinemas, which operates 17 multiplex theaters in South India including Chennai’s Sathyam, for around Rs 633 cr in cash, and the remaining 28% by issuing its own shares. SPI Cinemas is a leading cinema player in South India with 17 multiplexes, […]

PVR opens 4-seat multiplex at Phoenix United Mall in Bareilly

PVR Cinemas said it has opened its 137th multiplex at Phoenix United Mall in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh. With this, said India’s largest cinema exhibitor, it now has 13 multiplexes in Uttar Pradesh. The company has also increased the total multiplexes in North India to 49. The latest property will have four screens, taking the total screens […]

Doctors rushed to Jodhpur after Amitabh Bachchan falls ill

A team of doctors has been rushed to the set of film ‘Thugs of Hindustan’ in Jodhpur in Rajasthan after actor Amitabh Bachchan complained of ‘general uneasiness’. Bachchan’s condition is reported to be stable. The veteran actor has been shooting for the movie for several months. According to sources, the likely cause of the uneasiness […]

Kerala businessman offers life-time job to accused in actress cyber-bullying case

Joby George of Kerala-based Goodwill Entertainments has offered a ‘lifetime’ job in the UK, Australia, Dubai or India to the person who was arrested by the Kerala police yesterday for cyber-bullying an actress who criticized super star Mammootty. “If u can give u r no or u can come to my home or office till […]

Eros International to co-produce ‘new wave’ films with Drishyam

Film producer Eros International said it has tied up with Manish Mundra’s Drishyam Films to co-produce four “new wave” films. Drishyam is the film maker behind titles such as Masaan, Rukh, Kadvi Hawa and Newton, India’s entry to the Oscars in the Foreign Film Category this year. Eros has already tied up with Drishyam for […]

Subramanian Swamy lashes out against threats to Deepika Padukone, Sanjay Leela Bhansali

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has come out strongly against right wing activists making violent threats against artists involved with the film Padmavati, saying that he could approach the courts if such threats continue. “In a democracy, everyone has the right to protest, but making threats against someone is against the law and cannot be tolerated,” […]

Good Hindu women didn’t dance – Hindu Janajagruti Samiti on Padmavati

Hindu Janajagruti Samiti, an online organization that aims to bring back ancient Hindu rules in India, said it “won’t tolerate” mistakes in films, referring to errors in the film Padmavati. It did not specify what action it plans to take. Joining the protests by Rajput organizations of Rajasthan, the Samiti said it was outrageous to […]

Tata Elxsi to bring Unity gaming platform to enterprise

Tata Elxsi, the hardware design company from the Tata stable, has tied up with Unity Technologies to set up a center that will develop solutions based on the Unity visualization engine. The Unity platform is arguably the most widely used engine for developing mobile phone games and can also be used to develop 2D and […]

Mumbai’s Famous studio donates 162 rare films to NFAI including Bachhan debut

In one of the biggest film acquisitions in recent times, NFAI has added 162 films to its collection. The entire collection came from Famous Cine Laboratory in Mumbai. NFAI or the National Film Archive of India is aimed at preserving Indian film heritage. “We thank them for depositing these films at NFAI,” said Prakash Magdum, […]

Zee Entertainment takes Bollywood to Mexico with new channel

Zee Entertainment Enterprises entered the Latin American market with the launch of its Spanish-language Bollywood movie channel, Zee Mundo in Mexico and Ecuador. The channel offers Bollywood movies, telenovelas and series. Other countries in the region will be addressed in coming months, the company indicated. ZEE is the first-ever Indian broadcaster to take mainstream channels […]

EROS, Phars Film tie up for Malayalam movie distribution

Film distributor Eros International Media said it has partnered with UAE’s film distribution and exhibition network Phars Film to jointly co-produce Malayalam films along with exploration of theatrical rights between the two entities. The deal licenses Eros to distribute all jointly produce Malayalam movies in India while Phars Films would present the same overseas where it enjoys a dominant market […]