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Tom & Jerry, Hollywood content could help light up Indian box office in 2021

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Tom & Jerry, Hollywood content could help light up Indian box office in 2021

Experts believe that Tom & Jerry releasing in Indian cinemas will help bring back the family audience to theatres which is still shying away.

You'll have to wait longer for films like Sooryavanshi, till then enjoy smaller theatrical offerings

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You'll have to wait longer for films like Sooryavanshi, till then enjoy smaller theatrical offerings

So far, it is only smaller ventures that have kept the Bollywood flag flying as big-names releases wait for theatres to allow larger audience.

Has the south release Master become the highest grosser in pandemic times?

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Has the south release Master become the highest grosser in pandemic times?

Master's opening day numbers despite the 50 percent capacity in theatres is close to what Vijay's previous 2019 release Bigil earned on day one.

Gym industry confident about 2021 despite slow recovery, low turnout among women

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Gym industry confident about 2021 despite slow recovery, low turnout among women

October 2021 is when gyms would reach pre-COVID-19 revenue, said Jayam Vora, Co-founder, COO, Fitternity, gym aggregator.

INOX starts 2021 with addition of 11 new screens, takes the total to 637

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INOX starts 2021 with addition of 11 new screens, takes the total to 637

INOX Leisure has opened three new multiplexes - two new properties in Gurugram and one in Salem, Tamil Nadu.

Here's why a Tamil movie has brought relief to Kerala's cinemas

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Here's why a Tamil movie has brought relief to Kerala's cinemas

It is after 10 months that theatres in Kerala have reopened and that too with the release of a big venture.

Bird flu is impacting sale of chicken, but not online

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Bird flu is impacting sale of chicken, but not online

Sales for the unorganised sector is estimated to have dipped around 60-70 percent, but for online platforms like Zappfresh, Tendercuts, Licious, FreshToHome, it is marginal to nil.

Sebamed may have made a point in ad against HUL's Dove, but was it worth it?

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Sebamed may have made a point in ad against HUL's Dove, but was it worth it?

Although Sebamed's commercial cannot be seen anymore, brand experts noted that damage is already done for HUL.

Now, a matrimonial site just for doctors as Matrimony.com launches DoctorsMatrimony

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Now, a matrimonial site just for doctors as Matrimony.com launches DoctorsMatrimony

On DoctorsMatrimony.com, doctors can choose matches not only by religion, city, community, education, but also by specialisation.

Confident about Bengali content and movie buffs in Bengal, SVF Cinemas to add 15 screens in 2021

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Confident about Bengali content and movie buffs in Bengal, SVF Cinemas to add 15 screens in 2021

With only one screen per million people and the single-screen universe reduced to a graveyard after the Covid lockdown, Rudra Prasad Daw, Business Head, SVF Cinemas, believes there is a big market to tap, especially since audiences have been lapping up any Bengali films released since shows resumed

OTTs set to launch more shows in 2021, invest more in regional content

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OTTs set to launch more shows in 2021, invest more in regional content

Over-the-top (OTT) platforms are expected to launch more than 400 originals in 2021 as compared to less than 200 titles last year.

Tamil Nadu U-turn on theatres may hit Master's business, delay big Bollywood releases

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Tamil Nadu U-turn on theatres may hit Master's business, delay big Bollywood releases

According to Karan Taurani, Vice President, Elara Capital, Master may see a 10-15 percent drop in collections as Tamil Nadu is a key market for the film.

For Flipkart Video, is its non-fiction content strategy working?

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For Flipkart Video, is its non-fiction content strategy working?

The new content last year resulted in strong traction on the platform.

Movie and news genre on TV saw rise in ad volumes in 2020 despite COVID-19

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Movie and news genre on TV saw rise in ad volumes in 2020 despite COVID-19

The movie genre saw highest share of ad volume last year at 23 percent which was 21 percent in 2019.

Esports’ inclusion in Asian Games 2022 – what changes can players and platforms look forward to?

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Esports’ inclusion in Asian Games 2022 – what changes can players and platforms look forward to?

Esports Federation of India (ESFI) has started working around video games like Valorant, Free Fire, and Call of Duty Mobile and will include more like FIFA, PES, and Clash Royale, among others to prepare players for Asian Games 2022.

After venturing into film distribution, UFO Moviez to now release Master across key circuits in North India

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After venturing into film distribution, UFO Moviez to now release Master across key circuits in North India

Master is the third film that UFO Moviez is distributing after Richa Chadda's Shakeela and Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi.

Confident about Master's release, distributor Vikas Sahni shares why he bought the film's distribution rights

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Confident about Master's release, distributor Vikas Sahni shares why he bought the film's distribution rights

Looking at the buzz around the film and confident about the product, producer and distributor Vikas Sahni bought the all-India distribution rights of the film except for south India.

Delhi and December saw most number of weddings in 2020 amid COVID-19 pandemic: Report

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Delhi and December saw most number of weddings in 2020 amid COVID-19 pandemic: Report

Biggest virtual wedding happened in Mumbai with 50 guests joining the wedding virtually and 50 guests attending the wedding in person in August, 2020.

Against all odds, this multiplex operator launched 8 new screens in Covid times

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Against all odds, this multiplex operator launched 8 new screens in Covid times

Sharma, who was head operations strategy at Cinemax India (cinema chain) and worked in the company for eight years, started Miraj Cinemas in 2012.

This company is helping brands get the right ad inventory on online gaming platforms

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This company is helping brands get the right ad inventory on online gaming platforms

GreedyGame is a native ad platform that helps game developers earn money through in-game ads.

Good news for Vijay's Master and multiplexes as Tamil Nadu allows 100% capacity in theatres, PVR to benefit more: Analysts

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Good news for Vijay's Master and multiplexes as Tamil Nadu allows 100% capacity in theatres, PVR to benefit more: Analysts

Tamil Nadu has become the first state to allow theatres to run with 100 percent capacity, just ahead of the release of Vijay's Master on January 13 during Pongal holiday.

Theatres pin hopes on stars like Salman Khan to 'resurrect fortunes of cinemas'

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Theatres pin hopes on stars like Salman Khan to 'resurrect fortunes of cinemas'

Facing low occupancy, exhibitors from across India have written to actor Salman Khan, requesting him to release his upcoming Bollywood venture 'Radhe - Your Most Wanted Bhai' in theatres on Eid this year.

Lipstick Under My Burkha's Aahana Kumra on her new show, work in COVID-19 times and pay cuts

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Lipstick Under My Burkha's Aahana Kumra on her new show, work in COVID-19 times and pay cuts

Aahana Kumra shares why she tried her hands in comedy and chose to do Sandwiched Forever, a family comedy show.

From Salman Khan to Akshay Kumar, it's the stars who will make or break the box office in 2021

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From Salman Khan to Akshay Kumar, it's the stars who will make or break the box office in 2021

Industry insiders believe star power will be critical to get audiences back inside cinemas. Theatres are yet to open in some States and occupancies are low where they have reopened as people are still fearful of catching COVID. Given all these factors, the industry is counting on star power to draw the crowds back in.

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