budget films

I don’t think cinema in Rs.100-cr terms: RGV


September 20th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Director-producer Ram Gopal Varma, known for making small budget films, says had he made movies with the thought of minting Rs.100 crore at the box office, ... Read more...

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‘Aalaap’ director not scared of ‘Kyaa Super Kool…’


July 24th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Director Manish Manikpuri is positive about releasing his small budget film "Aalaap" alongside Ekta Kapoor's much-hyped sex comedy "Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum". He says ... Read more...

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Mahesh Bhatt compares ‘Jism 2′ to ‘Last Tango In Paris’ (Movie Snippets)


July 6th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 6 (IANS) Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt has seen the final cut of "Jism 2" and feels it is on a par with Italian romance drama "Last Tango ... Read more...

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How much more tax, ask upset Bollywood actors


July 2nd, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) The government's decision to levy 12 percent service tax on film and TV actors has left many fuming. While veteran actress Hema Malini feels it ... Read more...

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Bollywood report card: Small films boost box office


June 18th, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Small is big in Bollywood. In the first five months, small-budget non-commercial films have kept the cash registers ringing and kept filmmakers happy, trade experts ... Read more...

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Animated films have a good future here: Jaaved Jafferi


May 24th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Actor Jaaved Jafferi, who attended the special screening of animated movie "Arjun: The Warrior Prince", says he sees no reason why animated films cannot work in ... Read more...

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Foreign exposure pushes independent films in India (Feature)


May 6th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) If yours is a low- or medium-budget, independent movie project and it has travelled to prestigious international film jamborees, chances are ripe for a good ... Read more...

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Won’t mind struggling all my life: Ranvir Shorey


April 28th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) He has been in the industry for a decade and proved his mettle as an actor with films like "Khosla Ka Ghosla", "Bheja Fry" and ... Read more...

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Not satisfied but am happy: Ranvir Shorey


April 4th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Having grown with them, he appreciates small budget films. But Ranvir Shorey, known for his role in "Pyaar Ke Side Effects" and "Khosla Ka ... Read more...

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Akshay believes in love, not violence (Movie Snippets)


March 28th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Several Bollywood biggies have been involved in brawls but Akshay Kumar has managed to stay away from such controversies and says he doesn't believe ... Read more...

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‘Promising time for small films, but studios reluctant’


March 28th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The time is ripe for small budget movies, but, despite that, the money bags are not willing to loosen their purse strings, says Pradhuman Singh, ... Read more...

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‘Regional cinema, regional parties rule India’


March 21st, 2012 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) "Office Office" fame actor Sanjay Mishra draws a parallel between regional movies and regional political parties, saying both are doing well in their respective ... Read more...

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McGregor hates comic book movies


March 10th, 2012 - 2:36 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, March 10 (IANS) Actor Ewan McGregor is shocked after seeing at the number of comic book movies dominating the big screen and says he is always interested in ... Read more...

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Content, not cast rules: Filmmaker Goldie Behl


March 8th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) The story and not the stars is what appeals to audiences, says filmmaker Goldie Behl, adding that small budget movies are a less riskier ... Read more...

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Indian film ‘Gattu’ wins special mention at 62nd Berlinale


February 19th, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Feb 19 (IANS) Indian filmmaker Rajan Khosa's "Gattu" has won a special mention at the 62nd Berlinale for capturing the ironies, the complexities and the vitality of India.At ... Read more...

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No more big-budget films from George Lucas


January 20th, 2012 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 19 (IANS) Filmmaker George Lucas is upset how Hollywood studios refused to fund his latest movie "Red Tails", and says he is retiring from making big-budget films.He feels ... Read more...

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I want to work with Shah Rukh, Hrithik: Anurag Kashyap


January 17th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap is known for making small-budget films with newcomers or not-so-big names. Now the writer-director wants to work with stars, but he hasn't ... Read more...

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Kannada film industry looks up: Success ratio up (2011 In Retrospect)


December 28th, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, December 28 (IANS) The Kannada film industry said cheers, thanks to Darshan's "Saarathi" and Punith Rajkumar starrers "Hudugaru" and "Paramathma". If these biggies set the ... Read more...

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‘Our cinema is creating literature for India’


December 12th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Indian cinema today offers a lot to reflect upon and the cinematic content fills a gap in literature in modern society, says veejay-turned-actor Vinay ... Read more...

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A movie needs time to grow: Farhan Akhtar (Interview)


December 8th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The 'opening weekend collection' mindset is an unfair attitude since a film needs time to grow on the audiences, says filmmaker-actor Farhan Akhtar, ... Read more...

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Control of Bollywood ‘big budget’ films needed: Vikram Gokhale


November 29th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 29 (IANS) Stressing the need for controlling spending on mega-budget films, veteran actor Vikram Gokhale Tuesday said he had been discussing the issue with Maharashtra Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Shaan’s tryst with acting! (Movie Snippets)


October 26th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 26 (IANS) Singer Shaan showcased his acting skills when he donned different get-ups to represent some popular characters from Hindi movies at the 2nd Chevrolet Global Indian ... Read more...

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Stop being elitist, focus on interior: Dibakar


September 20th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Exploring the country's interiors for stories and talent is the need of the hour for Bollywood, says filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee, adding that the filmmakers should ... Read more...

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Small six to keep box office busy till Eid


August 23rd, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Trade analysts are calling it the lull before the storm. Salman Khan-starrer "Bodyguard" will hit the screens on Eid, but several lesser known, small ... Read more...

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Former ‘Warrant’ lead singer Jani Lane found dead at Los Angeles hotel


August 12th, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by BNO News
LOS ANGELES (BNO NEWS) -- The former lead singer of rock group Warrant, Jani Lane, was found dead at a hotel in Los Angeles on late Thursday afternoon, police said on Friday. ... Read more...

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Don’t kill that small budget entertainer !


June 14th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Beautifully told tales touching upon various human emotions hit the silver screen this year with movies like "I AM", "Chalo Dill" and "Stanley Ka ... Read more...

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Good times for small screen actors eyeing films: Hiten Tejwani


May 28th, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) When Hiten Tejwani ventured into films with "Joggers' Park" in 2003, TV actors hardly worked for the big screen. But thanks to the growing confluence ... Read more...

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Hindi film industry wastes too much money: Anurag Kashyap


May 9th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 9 (IANS) Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who has co-produced small budget films like "Udaan" and the upcoming "Shaitan" among others, says Bollywood wastes too much money on luxuries while ... Read more...

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‘Challo Dilli’ scores over ‘Shor in..’, ‘I AM’


May 4th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) It was a dull weekend at the box office as four new releases saw weak openings, but word of mouth publicity seems to be ... Read more...

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Once again, small budget films rake in moolah


April 23rd, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Small and medium budget movies are proving to be a big draw at the box office, raking in anything between Rs.16 crore and Rs.40 ... Read more...

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Small-budget films don’t suffer any more: Tigmanshu Dhulia


April 18th, 2011 - 10:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Director Tigmanshu Dhulia made a humble start with medium budget "Haasil" and "Charas" and is happy that the Hindi film industry continues to provide a ... Read more...

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Fourth ‘Punjabi Film Festival’ concludes in Amritsar


April 4th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
By Sawinder SinghAmritsar, Apr 4 (ANI): Amritsar recently hosted the fourth 'Punjabi Film Festival' that was attended by eminent Punjabi artists, who used this as an opportunity to promote Punjabi films.An ... Read more...

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I know I’m not saleable: Sushant Singh


February 24th, 2011 - 9:25 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) He may not have bagged meaty roles in multi-starrers and blockbusters, but actor Sushant Singh is quite satisfied with his bouquet of work in Bollywood and ... Read more...

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A good story, not budget, decides a film’s fate: Actor Madhavan


February 23rd, 2011 - 9:32 am ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) It's only the story and the script that decides the fate of a movie at the ticket window, feels actor R. Madhavan, adding that the ... Read more...

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Small And Medium Films Will Benefit During World Cup Season: Industry Experts


January 31st, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
The season of World Cup and Indian Premiere League is coming as a blessing for the small and medium budget films, say the industry experts. The big banner houses usually ... Read more...

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