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]
IndiaGlitz reports that Pawan Kalyan has agreed to do a film with PVP Cinema. In a press release PVP said, "The most eclectic, Charismatic and Popular star of Indian Film Industry, Pawan Kalyan has consented to collaborate with PVP Cinema for his next venture after Gabbar Singh 2. Pawan Kalyan, the Power Star has a fan base that transcends all segments of the society and is widely acclaimed for his choice of roles that cater to all sections of the audience. Known for his intellectual rigour and deep rooted concern for the society, Pawan Kalyan is a phenomenon whose latest teaser for his upcoming movie generated immense interest logging more than half a million views in 48 hours. PVP Cinema, one of South India's leading media and entertainment house, which has delivered quality and cutting edge entertainment believes this project will be one of their most ambitious film."
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag opened in 1,450 screens this week to earn a total of $8.9 million in its Indian debut. The sports biopic shared a similar screencount to Policegiri's second week in the market, but there was no question which film audiences preferred. Policegiri finished in third place on the chart with a $472k gross that takes its cumulative total to $2.7 million. Lootera placed second on the chart with a $614k weekly gross and a $4.3 million total.
Top 10 Films in India. Week of July 12-18, 2013