Bioscopewala Applauded With Positive Reviews
Deb Medhekar’s Bioscopewala is winning compliments from the audience as well as industry people. Abhishek Bachchan & Goldie Behl took to social media to compliment producer Sunil Doshi on the film. The film has been receiving great feedback from critics as well. Director Deb says, “So much hard work goes on behind the scenes while making a film and all that while, you are dreaming of glory, hoping that all this hard work will be noticed, appreciated. The day the film was going to release it felt like all the butterflies from the whole planet had migrated to my stomach. It felt like I couldn’t breathe and then the reviews started coming in. Suddenly all that hard work, all the sweat was validated.” Bioscopewala is proving to be a worthy adaptation of the classic Kabuliwala. Bioscopewala stars Danny Denzongpa, Geetanjali Thapa, Tisca Chopra & Adil Hussain. Presented by Fox Star Studios in association with Star India, produced by Sunil Doshi.
Parmanu: The Story Of Pokhran Debuts Across 1570 UFO Moviez Network Screens
An Indian historical action drama film, Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran, directed by Abhishek Sharma, debuts across 1570 UFO Moviez network screens. The Other releases this week are Telugu movie, Nela Ticket debuts across 472 UFO Moviez screens. Marathi movie, Bucket List debuts across 393 UFO Moviez screens. English movie (2D/3D), SOLO: A Star Wars Story’ debuts across 216 UFO Moviez screens. Hindi movie, Bioscopewala debuts across 143 UFO Moviez screens. Marathi movie, Raja debuts across 126 UFO Moviez screens.
Teaser Of Saregama’s Yoodlee Films Next Is Out Now
The teaser of Kunal Kapoor’s new film – Noblemen is out, and it tackles the extremely pertinent and important issue of bullying in high schools. The film, produced by Yoodlee Films – the film production stable from Saregama India – is directed by Vandana Kataria, and has an ensemble cast of fresh faces, along with Kunal Kapoor. The film is narrated through the tale of the main protagonist, a young 15-year-old boy, Shay, who struggle to come to terms with his adolescent years, and is terrorized by a gang of bullies. The film is set in an all boys’ boarding school, where Shay’s interest in dramatics is encouraged by Murali, (Kunal Kapoor). However what starts off as his desire to be a part in the enactment of the Shakespearean play, The Merchant of Venice, turns into a battle of student hierarchy & egos, unleashing a chain of events that lead to loss of life & innocence. This will be the 3rd film by Saregama’s film production arm, Yoodlee films. Yoodlee Films has previously released the critically applauded Ajji, directed by Devashish Makhija last year, and the sensitive & mature romantic drama Kuchh Bheege Alfaaz, directed by Onir, earlier this year.
Eon Productions & MGMayer Studios Partner With Universal Pictures
EON Productions & Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios (MGM) have reached an agreement with Universal Pictures to partner on the worldwide release of the 25th James Bond film, it was announced recently by EON Productions’ Michael G. Wilson & Barbara Broccoli, MGM’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, Kevin Ulrich & President, Motion Picture Group, Jonathan Glickman & Chairman of Universal Pictures, Donna Langley. Daniel Craig will return as 007, the legendary British secret agent & Academy Award®-winning director Danny Boyle will direct from an original screenplay by Academy Award® nominee John Hodge. Production on Bond 25 is all set to begin on 3rd Dec, 2018. MGM will release the film theatrically in US on 8th Nov, 2019 through its new joint venture for domestic theatrical distribution with Annapurna Pictures & Universal will release internationally commencing with a traditional earlier release in UK on 25th Oct, 2019. Under this arrangement, MGM will retain digital & worldwide television distribution rights. Universal will also handle physical home entertainment distribution.
Makers Of October Enjoy Success!
Shoojit Sircar’s October, a beautiful journey of love which was highly appreciated by the audiences and received immense appreciation by the critics globally, has garnered the makers great profits. The film bought together Varun Dhawan for the 1st time ever with the power house writer director duo Juhi Chaturvedi & Shoojit Sircar. October is entering into its 7th week (close to 50 days) in the theatre and has earned over 46 crores from domestic theatrical rights. The total cost of the film (COP +PNA) being around 30 crores, it made about 35 crores only by non- theatrical revenue which includes satellite, music, digitial & overseas. Thus the makers had a good profit sharing on the film along with one of the best reviews for a film in a while. October has been a beautiful journey for the team for being one of the most loved film of the year and also has been a successful one!
Sanjay Dutts Productions’ Next Prasthaanam To Start Shoot On Nargisji’s Birthday
Sanjay Dutts Productions which is all set to produce the Hindi remake of the Telugu hit Prasthaanam, will have the film go on the floors on the birthday of Sanjay Dutt’s mother Nargisji. Sanjay Dutt who will be seen playing one of the lead roles in the film was keen on starting this new venture on the day of his mother’s birthday marking it to be a milestone for the film. The film which is a family Drama with a political backdrop will be shot in Lucknow and also stars Ali Fazal & Amyra Dastur. Deva Katta, who directed the original movie, will also helm the Hindi project. Sanjay Dutt Productions is getting back to producing films after 7 years with this anticipated film which had created a lot of buzz during the Telugu release.
Ronnie Screwvala & Siddharth Roy Kapur Reunite At The Movies With ‘Pihu’
RSVP & Roy Kapur Films to join hands for this path-breaking film – Pihu, directed by national award winner Vinod Kapri, all set to release on 3rd Aug, 2018. Known to have backed path breaking & unconventional cinema like – Dev D, A Wednesday, Rang De Basanti & Barfii – in their 1st ever innings together at UTV, Ronnie & Siddharth seem to have picked up where they left off from. Their 1st ever collaboration – Pihu in their new avatars at RSVP & Roy Kapur Films, is a testament to their belief in content-driven films. Pihu, directed by journalist turned filmmaker Vinod Kapri is a 1st ever for Indian cinema in every aspect. Circumstances lead to a 2 year old girl Pihu being left alone in an apartment. What ensues makes for an edge of the seat social thriller, based on a true story which is sure to blow your mind. The fact that it’s the only film in the history of our cinema to have just one character throughout played by a 2 year old child makes this movie absolutely incredible. Much like they’ve done in past with Lunchbox, Shahid, Khosla ka Ghosla, Udaan and so many others, Ronnie & Siddharth have identified the unique potential in Pihu to break norms of storytelling, push boundaries of narrative & discovered a fresh new directorial voice in Vinod Kapri. Pihu was officially selected for prestigious international film festivals which include Vancouver, Palmsprings, Iran, Morocco, Germany et al. The film went on to win “Best Film” at Morocco. It was also the opening film at India’s largest – International Film Festival of India, Goa (2017) where it received rave reviews.