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Bharati Dubey, Payal Gwalani & Parvathy Gopalakrishnan | TNN (THE TIMES OF INDIA; August 28, 2010)
Mumbai: Despite all the sound and fury created by the Shiv Sena and the MNS over multiplexes failing to screen Marathi films, the first day, first-show of two films—‘Paradh’ and ‘Navra Awali Baiko Lovely’—failed to garner a response from Mumbaikars. TOI visited many multiplexes across the city on Friday only to find that even matinee and evening shows were running to near empty halls. In some cinema halls, audience count was as low as four, while the maximum attendance was 66.
PVR Juhu, for instance, ran two shows of another film ‘Sa Sasucha’—one at 9 am, the other at 4.30pm—but the morning show was cancelled as not even one ticket had been sold. And by 12.30pm, the cinema was yet to sell a ticket for ‘Baiko Lovely’. A staff member said, “Last week, we had to cancel shows of ‘Tee Ratra’ after running it for 45 minutes due to no occupancy.”
It was a similar scene at Fun Cinemas, Chembur, with the 5.45pm show of ‘Paradh’ selling only 10 tickets. The older film, ‘Aiyka Dajiba’, fared slightly better with a viewership of 30. Cinemax at Andheri had to cancel its 2.30 pm show of ‘Baiko Lovely’.
Film writer Dilip Thakur feels that the Marathi film industry needs to go the Bollywood way when it comes to promotion and marketing. “There is a need to create hype and generate curiosity so that people are willing to spend money and go to More >
Saturday 28th August 2010 09.00 IST
Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network
The new releases this week which included Aashayein, Antardwand, Gumshuda, Geng, Hello Darling, Madholal Keep Walking and Soch Lo all had very dull openings in the 0-10% range. Shows had to be cancelled of some the releases at many places.
Lafangey Parindey had fair first week of 17 crore nett and its 8th day was okay and much better than the new releases. The film will make good money for its makers due to good satellite price.
Peepli [Live] dropped in week two as it collected 6.25 crore nett taking its two week total to 27.50 crore nett. The film is likely to have a lifetime distributor share of around 14-14.50 crore. ABOVE AVERAGE
There are times when you go to a multiplex to watch a film, only to find that the show has been cancelled due to a low turnout. While the multiplexes refund the fare, there is no escaping the disappointment of missing out on your favourite film.
Even as multiplex owners express their helplessness over the issue saying that they cannot afford screening a film for just a handful of people, a resident of Kala Chowki has taken it upon himself and started a campaign to ensure that the multiplexes do not disappoint the customers, irrespective of the turnout.
Prakash Rane, 46, recently convinced Metro Big Cinemas to play Marathi film Jeta, after it was contemplating cancelling the show due to a low turnout. The multiplex eventually screened the film with just two viewers in the hall.
“Theatre managements give excuses of insufficient number of customers, but they disregard how disappointing it is for a moviegoer who spends a significant amount of time and money to even get to the multiplex. I frequently visit multiplexes and try to dissuade the management from cancelling the shows,” Rane said.
Not just moviegoers, show cancellation by multiplexes is also a big problem for film producers and distributors who incur great losses every year because of the practice.
Trade analyst and editor of trade magazine Super Cinema, More >
// // //Sonal Chawla (MUMBAI MIRROR; June 07, 2010)
Several viewers who went to watch Prakash Jha’s Raajneeti on Sunday evening were sorely disappointed as two shows were cancelled due to a technical error.
A viewer, who had bought tickets for the 6pm show, was very disappointed as she could not watch the movie on a Sunday. She says, “I had gone with my friends for the evening show. As soon as the film started, there was some sound problem so none of the dialogue were audible and we immediately brought it to the attention of the theatre management. They re-started the movie after ten minutes but since there was no improvement, the show was called off.”
“When we did not hear from the theatre management for almost an hour, all of us occupied the seats of the 7.10 pm show in the next screen. As a result, those who had bought tickets of that show could not be accomodated. There was major havoc in the theatre. Eventually, both the shows were called off. After much argument, the management agreed to refund our ticket money. We wasted our weekend,” adds the viewer.
Vikram Verma, senior marketing manager of the multiplex said, “There was some technical error so two shows had to be cancelled. Our technicians are currently trying to fix the problem. We have refunded the ticket money to the audience, as is our normal practice.”Raajneeti