you are here: HomeAuthor

Joginder Tuteja

Contributor

Moneycontrol

Bollywood films 2021: No theatrical releases in sight, movie-lovers bank on OTT premieres

TRENDS

Bollywood films 2021: No theatrical releases in sight, movie-lovers bank on OTT premieres

While 2020 was still busy with over 20 films skipping theatrical release to arrive straight on OTT, 2021 has been far more conservative in this regard.

Blockbusters on OTT: Salman Khan, John Abraham, Farhan Akhtar to make May crucial for Bollywood

TRENDS

Blockbusters on OTT: Salman Khan, John Abraham, Farhan Akhtar to make May crucial for Bollywood

The films in the pipeline are Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai, Sardar Ka Grandson, and Toofaan. None of these three films was originally designed for OTT.

Salman Khan's 'Radhe' release strategy ― a tough decision in tough times, may emerge as case study

BUSINESS

Salman Khan's 'Radhe' release strategy ― a tough decision in tough times, may emerge as case study

The manner in which coronavirus cases have shown resurgence, it would be foolhardy to put any date around when the situation may return to normalcy.

Tiger Shroff keeps the action image going, puts his mouth where the money is

BUSINESS

Tiger Shroff keeps the action image going, puts his mouth where the money is

Even at conservative estimates, around Rs 1,000 crore are riding on Tiger Shroff.

Bollywood goes through turmoil in 2021 with only Rs 50 cr at the box office, has the worst Q1 ever since 2000

TRENDS

Bollywood goes through turmoil in 2021 with only Rs 50 cr at the box office, has the worst Q1 ever since 2000

This has never happened before in the history of Bollywood cinema ever since we can remember and if one considers the box office journey since the beginning of the new millennium, it is abysmal, to say the least,

Akshay Kumar's blockbuster premiere of 'Laxmii' mirrors ground reality of entertainment business in India

ENTERTAINMENT

Akshay Kumar's blockbuster premiere of 'Laxmii' mirrors ground reality of entertainment business in India

The film, which also features Sharad Kelkar and Kiara Advani in key roles, didn't get any support from the critics, but it received a good response from audience first on OTT channel and now on satellite premiere

Kangana Ranaut's Thalaivi set to power its way into theatres on April 23   

TRENDS

Kangana Ranaut's Thalaivi set to power its way into theatres on April 23  

The Jayalalithaa biopic, which will be released in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu, will be the second film aimed at a pan-India market after Master.

Virus cloud over Roohi and Mumbai Saga, all eyes now on Saina, Chehre and Haathi Mere Saathi

ENTERTAINMENT-2

Virus cloud over Roohi and Mumbai Saga, all eyes now on Saina, Chehre and Haathi Mere Saathi

Roohi and Mumbai Saga’s release coincided with a spike in coronavirus cases but the makers decided to stick to a theatre release. Saina, Chehre and Haathi Mere Saathi are next in line and their performance will have a bearing on other releases

Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan and John Abraham set to open decks for Bollywood with action biggies

TRENDS

Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan and John Abraham set to open decks for Bollywood with action biggies

What makes the release of Sooryavanshi, Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai and Satyameva Jayate 2 all the more special is the fact that each of these is an action drama in the offering with a macho hero at the helm of affairs..

Kriti Sanon and Jacqueline Fernandez set to ignite screens with their glamorous presence, have 10 films coming up soon

BUSINESS

Kriti Sanon and Jacqueline Fernandez set to ignite screens with their glamorous presence, have 10 films coming up soon

The two actresses will be seen in a flurry of films, with as many as 10 between them.

New trend in Bollywood: Industry leaders set to create cop, spy, horror universe

TRENDS

New trend in Bollywood: Industry leaders set to create cop, spy, horror universe

Salman, Shah Rukh, Akshay, Ajay, Hrithik, Katrina, Rajkummar,Shraddha, Janhvi are all set to create their cop, spy, horror universe in this new trend in Bollywood.

Priyanka Chopra’s Unfinished is incomplete; don’t expect any fireworks in this boring memoir

TRENDS

Priyanka Chopra’s Unfinished is incomplete; don’t expect any fireworks in this boring memoir

She’s been there and done that. And then some. But Unfinished, Priyanka Chopra’s memoir, is a resounding disappointment. It could have been enlightening and entertaining but the book disappoints, especially since it has just one chapter on her Bollywood career. All you get to read is an anecdote or two, but even those have already been pre-released to publicise the book. If you’ve read them, just stop there

Bollywood needs to keep expectations lower in 2021 despite biggies hitting theatres

TRENDS

Bollywood needs to keep expectations lower in 2021 despite biggies hitting theatres

The whole jinx around 'biggies staying away from theatres' would be finally broken with Sooryavanshi releasing on April 2.

Akshay, Salman, Shah Rukh, Ajay promise an ‘action-packed' 2021    

ENTERTAINMENT

Akshay, Salman, Shah Rukh, Ajay promise an ‘action-packed' 2021   

Action films have always delivered and Bollywood has an impressive line-up ready to put the COVID-19 blues behind.

Bollywood ready to come back hard and strong, long live theatres   

BUSINESS

Bollywood ready to come back hard and strong, long live theatres  

Even after countless challenges and obituaries, the Hindi film industry has lived to tell the tale, this time, too, it won’t be different.

Bollywood reboot: The road ahead for PR & marketing in COVID era

BUSINESS

Bollywood reboot: The road ahead for PR & marketing in COVID era

Digital innovation, personalised social media interactions between the star and their audience and most of all, a good story are needed to convince moviegoers to return to theatres.

30 years of Akshay Kumar: What makes the 'One-Man Industry' special after three decades

TRENDS

30 years of Akshay Kumar: What makes the 'One-Man Industry' special after three decades

From Saugandh to Sooryavanshi, Akshay Khiladi Kumar has come a long way.

Why Akshay’s Sooryavanshi, Ranveer’s '83 and Salman’s Radhe must tread cautiously

ENTERTAINMENT-2

Why Akshay’s Sooryavanshi, Ranveer’s '83 and Salman’s Radhe must tread cautiously

They should not get carried away by the ‘opening’ success of Master to rush their films to the theatre. These are expensive films and their release should be thought through.

Southern superstars set to storm box office in 2021

BUSINESS

Southern superstars set to storm box office in 2021

A treat awaits cinema lovers, as Vijay, Prabhas, NT Rama Rao Jr, Allu Arjun, Ram Charan, Yash and Rana Daggubati will be releasing their films in Hindi as well. And, there are plenty of them lined up for this year.  

Kartik Aaryan makes a killing with Dhamaka, is paid Rs 20 crore for 10 days of work

BUSINESS

Kartik Aaryan makes a killing with Dhamaka, is paid Rs 20 crore for 10 days of work

The film was completed in just 10 days, with most of the shooting done at a hotel in Powai and the actor was paid Rs 20 crore, sources have said.

All eyes on Tiger Shroff biggies Heropanti 2, Ganapath-Chapter One, Rambo to bring back audiences

BUSINESS

All eyes on Tiger Shroff biggies Heropanti 2, Ganapath-Chapter One, Rambo to bring back audiences

With stakes going higher up after every passing film, it is now time to look at how Tiger Shroff continues his Bollywood sojourn from this point on and makes it all count.

Will 2021 bring much-needed push Bollywood needs to cover 2020 losses?

TRENDS

Will 2021 bring much-needed push Bollywood needs to cover 2020 losses?

The two blockbuster affairs that are ready to arrive are Akshay Kumar's Sooryavanshi and Ranveer Singh's '83.

Akshay, Ajay, Salman, Shah Rukh, Aamir and others raise the bar, take it upon them to revive Bollywood in 2021

BUSINESS

Akshay, Ajay, Salman, Shah Rukh, Aamir and others raise the bar, take it upon them to revive Bollywood in 2021

All eyes are on 2021 and this is where one looks forward to the multiple films that many of top stars and superstars of Bollywood are currently working on.

Ajay Devgn and Tiger Shroff push 2020 box office haul to Rs 780 crores, Bollywood pins hope on a bountiful 2021

INDIA

Ajay Devgn and Tiger Shroff push 2020 box office haul to Rs 780 crores, Bollywood pins hope on a bountiful 2021

Considering the fact that 2018 had netted Rs 3,600 crores, which was a record, it seemed like 'achche din' were here for Bollywood at the box office.

Sections