TOP STORIES: Is the Overseas Market Relevant for Indian Cinema? on September 20, 2013

A quick look at the spicy double entendres in Grand Masti. [One India Entertainment]


What role does the overseas market play for the Indian film industry? The Lunchbox tries its luck in the international scene. [Business Standard]


Cutthroat sets a new crowdfunding record for an Indian film. []


TOP STORIES: Hollywood and India Looking for Closer Ties on September 17, 2013

Hyde Park CEO Ashok Amritraj spoke about the Indian film industry with THR. [The Hollywood Reporter]


Hollywood adaptations in India are taking shape. [The Hollywood Reporter]


A preview of this weekend's romantic fare. [Yahoo! India]



INDIA: 'Shuddh Desi Romance' Leads the Week with $5.5M Debut on September 13, 2013

sdrstills.jpgShuddh Desi Romance posted a hot start out of the gate with a $5.5 million debut in India, leading all other domestic films in release. Zanjeer came in second place with a $2.2 million bow, around half of Shuddh Desi Romance's take despite playing in a market-leading 1,888 screens.

Satyagraha came in third place with a $1.1 million take, taking its domestic total to $9.5 million. The film grossed $130,086 from 79 location in its second week in North America and enters its third weekend in the market with a $700k total.

Chennai Express collected $81,343 from 53 locations in North America over the week. The film has grossed a total of $5.2 million as it heads into its sixth weekend in North America. Chennai Express has grossed a total of $34.3 million in India.

Top 10 Domestic Films in India as of September 13, 2013


TOP STORIES: Film Awards and Celebrations Showcase Diversity of Indian Cinema on September 11, 2013

The third edition of the India Film Project to take place from September 20-28. [Business Standard]

Tollywood will not be part of India's film centenary celebration. [The Times of India]

The BFJA honors arthouse and mainstream cinemas. [IBN Live]


TOP STORIES: The Indian Film Industry Increases its Global Exposure on September 10, 2013

Animated film The World of Goopi and Bagha receives its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. [Hindustan Times]

The Indian film industry looks for an overseas box office boost during the Fall season. [Times of India]

Kangana Ranaut isn't sitting on her laurels -she knows fortunes can change overnight in the film industry. [Times of India]

The South Indian International Movie Awards comes to the United Arab Emirates. [Gulf News]


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