All eyes on KANK

    This week there was a stifled bustle at Naaz. Everyone talked in hushed tones about the providence of Karan Johar’s Amitabh – Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukherji, Preity Zinta and Abhishek Bachchan starrer Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna. Yash Raj Film Distributors are distributing this film with little below 900 prints, unlike their earlier film Fanaa. Bombay circuit which includes Maharashta, Gujarat, Saurashtra, parts of Karnataka will see 150 prints, 35 UFOs, 19 DLPs and 8 E-City digital prints. Trade pundits are predicting that the film will definitely take a flying start. Manoj Desai, the head honcho of G-7 and Maratha Mandir says, “We have registered 3-days houseful on Monday. Multiplexes are having a difficult time. I have hear that the tickets are priced up to Rs. 350.”


    The legendary Metro Cinema at Marine Lines, Mumbai which was shut down a while ago will re-open as Metro Adlabs with KANK on August 11. On August 10 there will be a paid-premiere of the film. It is a pride addition for the Adlabs chain of cinemas.

    On the other hand Milan cinema at Santacruz, Bombay has been taken over by Inox Leisure. Meanwhile, Inox, Nagpur will open on August 11 with KANK. Further to it, news is that Arun Sharma from Inox, Kolkata has been replaced by Babloo Damani, brother of distributor-producer Lala Damani.


    Chaturvedi Bros. of ABC Films have won a berth at IMPDA (Indian Motion Picture Distributors Association) elections held once again at Naaz. Sanjay Ghai is topping as the No.1 in Delhi-U.P. sectors. He is now looking after the booking of films at Wave multiplexes in Ghaziabad, Noida and Lucknow. Previously Rajeev Gupta used to handle the bookings. Ghai also used to book for PVR chain of cinemas and Adlabs multiplexes.

    The traders at Naaz were surprised about Rafta Rafta – The Speed celebrating 25 weeks. But they were joking among themselves to approach Kumar Mangat for the Hindi dubbing rights of Omkara. The reason is the blend of Haryanvi and Rajasthani language has spoiled its prospects. The enthusiastic traders feel that the Hindi dubbing could salvage the film.

    Veteran distributor Devendra Shah who had burnt his fingers by distributing Husn – Love & Betrayal in Bombay is lying low. Meanwhile, is busy with producing a film with Southern director. The news is kept under wraps but if reports are to be believed, the shooting for the film is 70% complete.

    Balaji Exhibitors are happy to be in the august company of Bhojpuri films. Zulmi Sang Aankh Ladi is running successfully in its 6 th week in Bombay. Last Friday, on August 4, they have released Raksha Bandhan and Ho Gail Ba Pyaar Odhniya Wali Se to a flying start.


    Another leading distributor of Bombay, R.M. Ahuja & Co. too has joined the bandwagon of releasing regional films. This week (on Aug. 4) they released a Tamil film Aran (Released in Malayalam as Keerthichakra) starring Mohanlal at Aurora, King Circle with daily one show and other theatres too.


    As can be seen below this was a average buying week with small budgeted films changing hands.


    The rest deals are listed here as below:-





























































































































































    BOMBAY


    Movies

    Distributor

    Ahista Ahista


    Goldie Films


    Shiva


    RGV/ Goldie Films

    Mahaarani

    Suresh Chavan rel. thru Tanweer Pictures

    Aaj Ka Shahenshah

    Royal Screening

    Saathi Sangadhi (Bhoj.)

    Guru Nanak Enterprises
    Vijaypath-Ek Mission F.F. International
    Chinese Naagin DRM Combines, Bangalore

    Delhi – U.P.

    Movies

    Distributor


    Private Secretary


    Sunny International
    Manchala Masti Me Kalyan Films
    Vijaypath-Ek Mission. Kalyan Films

    C.P. – C.I. & RAJASTHAN

    Movies

    Distributor
    Shiva Goldie Films
    Dhartiputra (Bhoj.) Taruna Ads, Amravati
    Pandit (Bhoj.) Taruna Ads, Amravati

    Manchala Masti Me

    Aman Films

    Vijaypath-Ek Mission.

    Sampada Films

    EAST PUNJAB

    Movies

    Distributor


    Private Secretary


    Kudrat Films

    EASTERN CIRCUIT

    Movies

    Distributor


    Private Secretary


    Mitali Films
    Chinese Nagin Ranuque Film
    Chinese Nagin The Pal Movies
    Vijaypath – Ek Mission Nikita Arts Movies Pvt. Ltd.
    Vijaypath – Ek Mission Jagat Arts
    Vijaypath – Ek Mission Devi Kumari Pictures (P) Ltd.

    SOUTH

    Movies

    Distributor


    Item Girl


    Shri Veer Ganpate Film Distirbutors
    Shiva Goldie Films
    Chinese Nagin I. Harikrishna

    INDIA VIDEO

    Movies

    Distributor


    Do Pal Ka Khel


    Mritunjay Films
    Vijaypath – Ek Mission Jordan Electronics

    OVERSEAS

    Movies

    Distributor


    Bhoot Unkle


    Sun Stone Entertainment
    Do Pal Ka Khel Mritunjay Films
    Dil Diya Hai V One Entertainment
    Naksha Venus Records & Tapes

    SATELLITE

    Movies

    Distributor

    Do Pal Ka Khel

    Mritunjay Films

    AUDIO

    Movies

    Distributor


    Do Pal Ka Khel


    Mritunjay Films
    Kachchi Sadak Saregama