Nine movies are being released in India this Friday: Nasha, Love U Soniyo, Issaq, Bajatey Raho, Buddha, Ek Bura Aadmi, Oops-a-Daisy, Planes and Main Hoon Surya Singham 2! This overload will not be good news for the box office. Trade anaylist Taran Adarsh says, "Doesn't make any business sense. Why this hurry to release so many films? Where are the theatres to accommodate so many films? How many shows can each film get?" [DNA India]
The Indian film Shuddh Desi Romance has been selected as the Gala Red Carpet Premiere of the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. A press release for the event and the film's trailer are included below:
Shuddh Desi Romance at the Toronto International Film Festival 2013
Wednesday, July 24, 2013: Yash Raj Films' next Shuddh Desi Romance has been invited for the esteemed Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2013 for the prestigious Gala Red Carpet Premiere.
The grand screening will be attended by director Maneesh Sharma and writer Jaideep Sahni along with the cast Sushant Singh Rajput, Parineeti Chopra and debutant Vaani Kapoor. The Gala Red Carpet Premiere will be held on September 11th at the prominent Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, amidst a 2000 strong audience of media and fans.
"We are delighted to have Shuddh Desi Romance invited to the Toronto International Film Festival for the Gala Red Carpet Premiere. We believe the film is perfect for Toronto, as it is a film that is rooted in rustic India and the characters are very contemporary in their thought, which will no doubt appeal to the diaspora but also the more mainstream audiences. In fact since the announcement was made last night we have had a number of sales agents vying for the film already - that's the power of TIFF," said Avtar Panesar, Vice President - International Operations at YRF.
Shuddh Desi Romance, is a fresh and very real love story about the hair raising minefield between love, attraction and commitment. A romantic comedy that finally tells it like it is!
TIFF is among the top film festivals in the world and it is indeed an honour to be selected for such a screening. A publicly-attended film festival, nearly 400 films are screened at approximately 23 screens in venues across Toronto. The annual attendance at TIFF exceeds 300,000 from public and industry audiences.
The South Film Industry is celebrating its 100th year of producing films this year. The celebration, which was initially supposed to be held on September 1-3 of this year, was postponed due to the nonavailability of the Indian president, Pranab Mukhaerjee. It is unclear when the celebration will now take place, although it is rumored that it will now be at the end of September instead. [IndiaGlitz]
Both D-Day and Ramaiya Vastavaiya were released this past Friday in India, with both films posting a respectable performance at the box office,OneIndia Entertainment reports. Ramaiya Vastavaiya grossed 15.30 crore during the weekend, while D-Day collected 13.69 crore.
D-Day was released yesterday, July 19, and had a poor response at the box office. The movie only managed to gross $460k its opening night. The movie is an Indian thriller that stars Arjun Rampal, Rishi Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, Shruti Haasan, Sandeep Kulkarni and Huma Qureshi. [Business Today]