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Volume 1 – Issue No: 1 Newsletter Subscription Email this page 13 October 2006


B.A.G. Films managing director Anurradha Prasad

“It is a privilege to have been a part of the old and new Sholay”

Overcrowded and dismal week
Two weeks prior to Diwali there was a scramble among makers to release films; a total of 7 films were released. Tanuja Chandra’s Zindaggi Rocks managed to register 35 to 40 per cent collections in multiplex cinemas in Bombay.Shotgun Movies’ Mera Dil Leke Dekho registered 25 to 35 per cent collection all over on the opening day while J-71 Entertainment’s Iqraar – By Chance too was a non-starter at the box-office.

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 ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚º S’pore cops destroy 435,000 pirated VCDs
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 ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚º Warner Home Video to release 7 HD titles
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 ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚º Elton John receives Disney Legends Award
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 ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚º Rakhi Tandon to anchor Zee’s Johny Aala Re
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 ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚º Big B’s Jabardast Janamdin on Star Gold
 ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚º Zee Muzic to celebrate Amitabh’s birthday
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Red FM ties up with Jaan-e-Mann
Red FM ties up with Sajid Nadiadwala’s Jaan-e-Mann; to air exclusive chats with Salman, Akshay and Preity.
Mukta sells satellite rights of 12 films to Zee
Subhash Ghai’s Mukta Arts has sold the satellite rights of its 12 films to Zee Telefilms for Rs 220 million.
Minerva Cinema to be demolished
Minerva, which was bought over by Neville Tuli for Rs 300 million is going to be demolished; last screening 8 Nov.
Saif and Esha Deol to endorse Provogue
After John Abraham and Fardeen Khan, Provogue has roped in Saif Ali Khan and Esha Deol as its brand ambassadors.
Eros acquires rights of Mr Black Mr White
Suniel Shetty – Arshad Warsi starrer Mr Black Mr White’s worldwide rights acquired by Eros.
Excel Home Videos to release Lagaan DVD
Aamir Khan Productions will be releasing the Oscar nominated film Lagaan on DVD for the first time in the country.
Jaan-E-Mann misses SAIF Festival premiere
The world premiere of Sajid Nadiawala’s Jaan-E-Mann was to be held on the closing night presentation of the third annual SAIF.
Salman releases music of Apna Sapna…
Subhash Ghai’s next film Apna Sapna Money Money was released by Salman Khan.
Sahara One’s Dor still going strong
The film has garnered critical acclaim from the media and special screenings were held for sports and film personalities.

Box office results for the top films playing in the U.S. and Canada for the weekend. Domestic Box Office in Millions of Dollars.

Rank  Movie Week Gross
1.  The Departed 1 26.9
2.  The Texas Chainsaw  Massacre: The Beginning 1 18.5
3.  Open Season 2 43.8
4.  Employee of the Month 1 11.4
5.  The Guardian 2 32.3
6.  Jackass Number Two 3 62.8
7.  School for Scoundrels 2 14.0
8.  Jet Li’s Fearless 3 21.8
9.  Gridiron Gang 4 36.6
10.  The Illusionist 8 34.1
Source Nielsen EDI


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