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By offering a mix of formula entertainers and innovative films, this production house is keeping up with the expectations of the audience
Garima Sharma (BOMBAY TIMES; July 18, 2012)
It is no mean feat to deliver successfully to an audience as diverse as India, especially when it comes to cinematic appetite. But Viacom18 Motion Pictures seems to have discovered the secret recipe. From the time it kickstarted its India operations two years ago, the studio has delivered eight successful films out of the 12 they’ve released so far, including Tanu Weds Manu and Pyaar Ka Punchnama. And six months into 2012, they’ve already delivered some of this year’s most talked about films, including Kahaani and Gangs of Wasseypur. Kahaani, made on a budget 11 crore, did exceptional business, GoW saw both box office success as well as international acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival.
The reason, says COO Vikram Malhotra, is “our understanding of the Indian audience. Our audience is geographically diverse, and our content is delivered accordingly — GoW is for a more urban audience while Kahaani cuts across all cities. The Indian audience is willing to experiment with cinema and we give it to them The studio, thus, is laying paramount emphasis on quality content, irrespective of the experience behind the name helming a project. “We look for nature of content, and not big stars,” adds Vikram.
Anurag Kashyap says, “Working with Viacom18 has been unlike any previous experience I have had with More >
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, November 19, 2011 – 11:57 IST
Come December and Anil Kapoor is all set to be the most sought after man in Bollywood. After all, he is playing host to Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise during his visit to Mumbai. Cruise is expected to arrive in Mumbai on December 2 to promote his film Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.
Among many things planned, Anil and Cruise will also have a special exclusive screening of their film for around 1500 fans. This is the first time fans will get to see the film much before the film releases on Dec 16.
Besides, Anil also plans to throw a lavish party in honour of Tom Cruise during the actor’s stay in Mumbai.
By Devansh Patel, May 4, 2011 – 10:34 IST
…and if you thought that it was only the ‘lucky’ Freida Pinto who’s cashing and bagging in all the big Hollywood films, then you better re-think because here’s why!
So what’s the first thing a journalist would do when he hears the ‘Breaking News’ coming all the way from Hollywood? We all know, don’t we? Well, I happened to text my dear friend Anil Kapoor. Read on!
Breaking News has just come in from the other side of the ocean that acclaimed director / writer Roger Donaldson (Hungry Rabbit Jumps, The Bank Job, The Recruit) has locked in his next directorial project titled Cities which will star Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Clive Owen (Duplicity, Inside Man, Children Of Men, Closer) and our very own Anil Kapoor.
This is Anil Kapoor’s second big Hollywood film that he has bagged after getting famous in the West with his Oscar winning movie Slumdog Millionaire. Anil will soon be seen rubbing shoulders with Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol and will also be filming the financial thriller, Cities, produced by Matthew Metcalfe (Dean Spanley, Love Birds) and Chris Curling (Hannibal Rising, The Last Station).
The film is set to roll come October 2011 in multiple cities that will include London, Mumbai and New York.
Cities is a cautionary tale about greed and ambition that takes place in the exuberant months leading up to the Dow Jones all-time stock market high. Fortunes, both big and small are put More >