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Why You Should Not Miss S.H.O.R.T.S – 5 Reasons Tumbhi Team

SHORTS is an anthology – a collection of 5 short films, by different directors under the umbrella of the grand storyteller Anurag Kashyap!

We give you 5 honest reasons as to why to give your time, money, energy and effort to this flick!

#1 YOU ARE AN ASPIRING FILMMAKER YOURSELF

Filmmaking – is that already inside you- as a passion, as an art and as a religion? Then you get something here! It’s about direction, script, enactment and above everything else, living that character and that story so much yourself that you exactly know what you want out of your actors when you get to shoot that film.

Watch SHORTS as a reference, as to how you can improve on your own art and make it better, look at it as an example and don’t leave even a single chance to not try ‘anything’ new in your next short film. Observe every minute move and every single thought behind that move.

#2 YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING NEW

If you are too much into ‘Hollywood’ now just because Bollywood still keeps going on the same league of a small town romance or may be a bold –scene-but-no-storyline types films, you should watch SHORTS. If you are looking for something ‘out of the league’ in terms of story , direction, characters and concept as a whole – SHORTS is the answer for you!

And it’s not just story we are talking about here, but the entire “art” of telling that story and telling it in a way that it gives goose bumps when you sit in that darkened theatre and watch SHORTS.

Watch it for a surprising storytelling art, fresh brains in direction and cinematography, interesting camera angles and some real diverse characters.

#3 YOU ARE AN ANURAG KASHYAP FAN

May be you don’t need to read further under this heading but okay , lets put it this way – You are an ardent Anurag Kashyap fan and a zealous worshipper of his art of filmmaking. We will only add- Rest Assured!

A true Anurag Kashyap praises him not only as a person but also praises his art and his style of filmmaking. SHORTS is made by talented directors -who worship Anurag themselves (just like you!) and are mentored by him. So rest you can imagine yourselves!

Watch SHORTS for an Anurag Kashyap style of movie.

#4 YOU WANT TO SEE THE BABY PICTURE ALBUMS OF Huma Qureshi, Richa Chadda, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

When celebrities aren’t famous , they start with smaller roles , in ads or may be short films. Through these smaller roles and appearances, they grow themselves, become famous and one day become celebrities. SHORTS shares kind of similar story.

Many of todays’ famous celebrities like Huma Qureshi, Richa Chadda, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vineet Singh are part of SHORTS. You have seen these famous faces in other movies like Gangs of Wasseypur, Kahani and so on, now see them in SHORTS and enjoy it as a kind of the baby picture album of these actor’s career lives.

Watch SHORTS to watch the earlier, realistic and absolutely fantastic screen versions of Huma, Richa, Nawazuddin, Vineet and others.

#5 YOU BELIEVE IN REAL LIFE SUCCESS STORIES

Yes, dreams come true – in real lives too.

SHORTS is not a collection of different short films. There is a bigger story behind it. Tumbhi had organized a scriptwriting contest in May 2011 and the winning scripts were promised to be converted into a short films. 3 of SHORTS films are works by Tumbhi Artists- their scripts, their filmmaking art.

Watch SHORTS to eye witness how miracles actually happen in real life, what it like is to see your dream come true and that all this doesn’t just happen in Bollywood films! It’s real!!

 

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Erotic Trendsetters of Bollywood

Erotica has been the primary subject of attention in India cinema since forever! Even in the times of purdah and naqaab, there have been daunting actresses who have set trends- raised the temperatures, increased the heart beat rates, and took the nation by storm by doing something which was never done!

Taking you to a quick journey of all these #Trendsetters

#1. Sharmila Tagore was the first Indian actress to sport a bikini in a 1967 film!

#2. Remember Dimple Kapadia sending waves through the nation in her Bobby Avatar!

 

#3.Zeenat Aman was probably the boldest yesteryear actress. The actress’ bold display in ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’ took the nation by storm.

 

#4.Remember the “westernized girl of 80′s” in Bollywood? Sarika Thakur totally redefined beauty and boldness at the box office.

 

#5.No matter we belonged to 80′s era of cinema or not, we all know very well about the epic white-saree-under-a-waterfall scene of Manadakini!

 

#6. Bhanurekha Ganesan better known as REKHA or the Bollywood Diva ablazed the cinematic hearts many a times with her oozing performances in films like Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love or just a simple scene filled with emotions like that of Silsila

 

Rekha still rules the hearts in all her Golden Glare

#7. Helen – the queen of Cabaret in #Bollywood who made the nation scream and not just sing “Monica, Oh my Darling” and “O Haseena Zulfon wali”

 

#8. These two divas of Bollywood who we won’t introduce and disgrace, totally sent a shiver down the Indian spine with their “dhak dhak” and “katey nahi kat te” !

 

#9.The Bong Bombshell Bipasha Basu who blew off everyone with her #erotic thriller JISM.

 

 

#10. Remember the hotness benchmarks Mallika Sherawat and Imraan Hashmi settled in Murder??

 

#11. The Oo-la-la girl – Vidya Balan definitely took the nation by storm taking hotness & #erotica to another levels!

 

#12. The last and latest in our #Erotic #Trendsetter series remains Sunny Leone for her recent horrex performance!

 

Tumbhi is recently on to making an Erotic theme based short film with Ram Gopal Varma -and runs a Script Writing Contest – open to all! Catch all the details here

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Rains are way too sensual for Bollywood audience

 

When Malaika’s item dance and Yo Yo Honey Singh Punjabi blasts were not there, there were Rains for the rescue! Yes, almost every Bollywood movie from 90’s had a super sensuous rain song in which the lead actors give their supreme PDA performance, romance and dance around each other wearing mostly matching shirts and the heroine is especially is a true Indian “nari” in a skimpy chiffon plain sari with a voluptuous blouse deep enough to arouse many of the men watching them!

Rains are a sudden emergency situation in Bollywood movies when the duo (actor & actress) are walking through a road where there is no shelter and even if they have, something happens and both are out there dancing in the showers to escape an awkward situation which could have happened under that shed , only making it more awkward further!

All trends die a natural death after dominating almost a decade of films but Rain Songs are something which are here to stay forever and ever!

Take a look at the epic Rain Songs of Bollywood which have aroused then and will continue doing that forever:

#1. The most Ancient & Epic- Pyaar Hua Ikraar Hua – Raj Kapoor & Nargis

#2. Bheegi Bheegi Raaton Mein – Rajesh Khanna & Zeenat Aman

Zeenat sporting a pink night gown (with overcoat) only shows off half her leg while drying her clothe and Rajesh’s desperate expressions with sultry lyrics make it top the chart with minimal exposure and maximum impact.

 

#3. The invisible seduction – Kate nahi kat te – Sridevi & Anil Kapoor

On a sadder note situation wise but not at all appearance wise, Sridevi totally mesmerizes in a turquoise sari which as per tradition becomes transparent after getting drenched in rain and makes love to her invisible hero

#4. Tip Tip Barsa Paani – The burning Raveen Tandon and a melting Akshay Kumar

#5. Gale Lag Ja – Katrina Kaif and Akshay Kumar

Even the British beauty – Katrina Kaif follows the Rain culture and dances around the sexy beats of this rain number in 4 different shades of chiffon sarees!

Sunny Leone’s Bathroom Shower Song

Just because everything is on a move of rapid evolution and due to enough Global warming we aren’t getting balanced rains, a shower song could very well come to the rescue!

We are just predicting here – there is nothing we can show you right now in this category but this is surely the modern future of Bollywood Rains!

Happy Monsoon 😛

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S.H.O.R.T.S Reviews & Ratings

A review may mark the end- the final output of all the hard work for the film maker but for audiences, its the beginning! Film industry works on two things- The Film itself and the reviews. Any intelligent audience would like to know the expert opinion first on the movie and then decide whether the movie is worth his time and money. So we decided to give a sneak peek of SHORTS to all those who haven’t watched it yet , and those who did, see if the opinions of these giant publications matches yours!!

Compiling the applause, opinions and criticisms from all the major eyes and ears of the world!

Take a quick look here-

 

#1. Hindustan Times- Critics’ review: Shorts is breathtaking to borderline bizarre

#2. Indian Express- Shorts: Life’s like that

#3 firstpost- ‘Shorts’ shows what’s in the indie underbelly of Bollywood

#4. Times Of India- Compilation of five short films helmed by five different directors

#5. Mid Day- The anthology ‘Shorts’ – a collection of five short films- is an interesting mix. It is a unique experiment, which deserves an applause

#6. The Pioneer- Anurag’s velvety touch

#7. Stargold- The ‘Gangs’ are back!

#8. DNA- Shorts: 5 must-watch short films produced by Anurag Kashyap

#9. In.com – SHORTS IS A DAMN GOOD ATTEMPT

#10. Bollywood3.com – Shorts – Only for Film Festivals

#11 Livemint- Grittiness that ends with a smiley

#12. Wogma- A fascinating movie

#13. Films and TV world – Will AKFPL & TUMBHI’s “Shorts” be able to cut an image with the audiences

#14. APN News- The Gangs of Wasseypur team are back in AKFPL’s film SHORTS

#15. Platform – A change is coming about

#16. Nowrunning.com – Shorts may certainly not be a film for the commoners but even for cine-buffs the film has its minor highs and major lows.

#17. Rediff.com- Shorts is worth a watch

#18. Filmy Curry – SHORTS- Movie review

SHORTS is running at your nearest PVR cinemas! Go taste a different flavor of cinema this time!!

 

Happy Watching!! 🙂

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#SHORTS- Talk of the Twitter Town!

Don’t believe us? Take a look at the collage of most of the Tweets about S.H.O.R.T.S here!

Note : Including only one tweet from each handle to keep up with the exclusivity!


Connect with us on twitter @tumbhi or follow #SHORTS for more tweets pouring in!

 

#SHORTS- Talk of the Twitter Town!

Don’t believe us? Take a look at the collage of most of the Tweets about S.H.O.R.T.S here!

Note- Including only one tweet from each handle to keep up with the exclusivity!

 

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Why You Should Not Miss S.H.O.R.T.S – 5 Reasons

SHORTS is an anthology – a collection of 5 short films, by different directors under the umbrella of the grand storyteller Anurag Kashyap!

We give you 5 honest reasons as to why to give your time, money, energy and effort to this flick!

#1 YOU ARE AN ASPIRING FILMMAKER YOURSELF

Filmmaking – is that already inside you- as a passion, as an art and as a religion? Then you get something here! It’s about direction, script, enactment and above everything else, living that character and that story so much yourself that you exactly know what you want out of your actors when you get to shoot that film.

Watch SHORTS as a reference, as to how you can improve on your own art and make it better, look at it as an example and don’t leave even a single chance to not try ‘anything’ new in your next short film. Observe every minute move and every single thought behind that move.

#2 YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING NEW

If you are too much into ‘Hollywood’ now just because Bollywood still keeps going on the same league of a small town romance or may be a bold –scene-but-no-storyline types films, you should watch SHORTS. If you are looking for something ‘out of the league’ in terms of story , direction, characters and concept as a whole – SHORTS is the answer for you!

And it’s not just story we are talking about here, but the entire “art” of telling that story and telling it in a way that it gives goose bumps when you sit in that darkened theatre and watch SHORTS.

Watch it for a surprising storytelling art, fresh brains in direction and cinematography, interesting camera angles and some real diverse characters.

#3 YOU ARE AN ANURAG KASHYAP FAN

May be you don’t need to read further under this heading but okay , lets put it this way – You are an ardent Anurag Kashyap fan and a zealous worshipper of his art of filmmaking. We will only add- Rest Assured!

A true Anurag Kashyap praises him not only as a person but also praises his art and his style of filmmaking. SHORTS is made by talented directors -who worship Anurag themselves (just like you!) and are mentored by him. So rest you can imagine yourselves!

Watch SHORTS for an Anurag Kashyap style of movie.

#4 YOU WANT TO SEE THE BABY PICTURE ALBUMS OF Huma Qureshi, Richa Chadda, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

When celebrities aren’t famous , they start with smaller roles , in ads or may be short films. Through these smaller roles and appearances, they grow themselves, become famous and one day become celebrities. SHORTS shares kind of similar story.

Many of todays’ famous celebrities like Huma Qureshi, Richa Chadda, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vineet Singh are part of SHORTS. You have seen these famous faces in other movies like Gangs of Wasseypur, Kahani and so on, now see them in SHORTS and enjoy it as a kind of the baby picture album of these actor’s career lives.

Watch SHORTS to watch the earlier, realistic and absolutely fantastic screen versions of Huma, Richa, Nawazuddin, Vineet and others.

#5 YOU BELIEVE IN REAL LIFE SUCCESS STORIES

Yes, dreams come true – in real lives too.

SHORTS is not a collection of different short films. There is a bigger story behind it. Tumbhi had organized a scriptwriting contest in May 2011 and the winning scripts were promised to be converted into a short films. 3 of SHORTS films are works by Tumbhi Artists- their scripts, their filmmaking art.

Watch SHORTS to eye witness how miracles actually happen in real life, what it like is to see your dream come true and that all this doesn’t just happen in Bollywood films! It’s real!!

*SHORTS is releasing in PVR cinemas across India on 12th July!

100 years of Indian Cinema…what has changed?

The first thing that caught my eyes when I opened the papers today was “John Abraham gets Rs. 15 crores for a sequel of Welcome”. Now that’s what I call awesome. Aakhir yeh hai Bollywood meri jaan.

While some call it a vicious circle, and some are enthralled by its glamour we cannot deny the fact that the industry today has come a long way. From silent to black and white to colour and now 3D Bollywood has evolved and is still evolving by leaps and bounds. There was an era when films were considered a taboo but thanks to Mr. Phakle that the industry today has reached to every nook and corner of India. Well not only India, Bollywood has become an international brand having global presence in Asia, Africa, Europe, America and Australia.

Bollywood alone produces more than 1000 films per year and has more than fourteen million viewers who visit theatres daily to watch movies all over the world. The Industry today provides employment to lakhs of people in the world. Moreover, Ficci-KPMG report has stated that the revenues from Media and Entertainment (M&E) would reach INR 1.3 Trillion by the year 2015.

Moving back to the history, what started with Raja Harishchandra, a silent movie being released on 3 May, 1913, Indian film Industry now completes 100 years. The industry has always been known for trendifying the consumers, although it has always been in the lime light of controversies. Gossips, link ups, fashion, glitterati, luxury still continues. So the question arises…What has actually changed?

The consumer demand – This reminds me of economics. Demand is inversely proportional to supply. But for Bollywood this doesn’t hold true. Irrespective of the supply the demand is always increasing. Consumers want a complete package of entertainment and the demand is so versatile among the masses that various genre of films have evolved now.

The approach of how films are directed and produced today is completely changed. When once movies were dominated by actors, today the mileage is equally been given to women centric stories. The eighties also saw the advent of women filmmakers as well. The star cast of a movie no more decides its success, the story and the promotion is what sells it.

Technology esp. 3 dimensional movies are evolving. Bollywood is gradually embracing technology as well as collaborating with international music, actors or movie production companies. This increases the pressure to create better content for all types of audiences.

Exploring small screens – The recent trend followed post Amitab Bachchan hosting the KBC is that the big screen is now also capturing the small screens. With actors hosting many reality shows on TV, producers like Sanjay Leela Bhansali and many renowned singers like Kailas Kher are also exploring the small screens in their respective fields.

Books are inspiration for story lines – Inspired by the success of novels, film makers are making movies adapted from bestselling novels.

These are just a few things I feel have drastically changed in the industry today. Indeed, this industry being vast is full of many creative minds and more are adding day by day. We will see it evolve continuously but the consumers will always drive this change.

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100 Questions on 100 Years of Indian Cinema

As we complete 100 years of Indian Cinema today, we are celebrating it with some Filmy general knowledge and fun!! Check your facts about Bollywood- Participate in this simple contest below and win prizes as well!!

Prizes

2 winners get e-vouchers ( flipkart/ebay/junglee/snapdeal or movie tickets) worth Rs500 each!!

Rules for the contest:

– Only correct answers in a single comment will be considered

– Multiple comments by a single person are allowed

– Minimum 20 correct answers are required

*The person giving maximum correct answers in a single comment will be the winner*

To participate just type your anserws in the comment box below:

Here are the 100 questions-

1. When was the movie Raja Harishchandra released?
2. Name 5 Indian woman film makers
3. Which was the first sound film?
4. Which was the first air-conditioned cinema theater in India?
5. Which Indian film was awarded the Best Film award at the first Cannes Film Festival
6. In which year The Central Board of Film Censors was launched
7. Which was the first film to win the Filmfare Best Film Award
8. Which Indian film has enjoyed 60 golden jubilees
9. Who was the first Indian to win an Oscar
10. Which Indian film maker was awarded Honorary Oscar for Lifetime Achievement in 1992
11. Which movie was listed at number 5 by Time Magazine in its list of Best Bollywood Classics (Hint: The star cast included Dev Anand)
12. Which movie had the famous character of Professor Parimal Tripathi (Hint: it’s a comedy movie)
13. Which movie established Amitabj Bachchan as “Angry Young Man”
14. Which was India’s first color film?
15. Which three films have been nominated for Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
16. Which was the first Hindi film to cross the 10 million mark
17. Who was the director of the movie ‘Mother India’
18. Who was the music director of the famous movie ‘Kashmir Ki Kali’?
19. Who was the Director and Producer of the movie Aradhana released in 1969?
20. In “Chaalbaaz” which actress played the double role of separated twin sisters?
21. Which Bollywood star was selected as jury member for the Cannes Film Festival in 2003?
22. In the film “Akayla”, while watching which movie Amitabh Bachchan (who plays the character of police officer Vijay) realizes that Braganza has a twin brother?
23. Name the producer of the movie ‘Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani’?
24. Name the film with the start cast of Amitabh Bachhan, Jaya Bachhan, Shahrukh Khan, Hritik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor, Kajol and Rani Mukharjee
25. Which star received the award of “The Star of the Millenium” from BBC?
26. The tune of the song ‘Aate Jaate’ was copy of an English song. Name the original song.
27. Name the movie in which Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif play spy
28. Which was the first movie of Shahrukh Khan (Released)
29. Which was the last movie of Amitabh Bachhan and Jaya Bhaduri together before their marriage?
30. Which movie was originally named ‘The Outsider’ ?
31. Which is regarded by film historians as the “Golden Age” of Hindi cinema ?
32. What is the name of Hema Mailini’s character in the movie Sholey?
33. Who was the director of the movie Guide
34. Who starred opposite Raj Kapoor in the movie Barsaat?
35. Who played the role of Emperor Akbar in the movie ‘Mughal-E-Azam’?
36. Which is the music director for whom Lata Mangeshkar has not sung a single song?
37. Name the music director of the movie ‘Teesri Manzil’
38. Which singer was known as the voice of Rajesh Khanna?
39. Reema Lamba is better known as__________
40. Who is the director of Main Hoon Na?
41. Which movie was inspired from the Indo China war which happened in 1962 (Hint: It starred Balraj Sahni, Dharmendra)
42. The actor who awarded best actor of the decade (1990-2000)_______
43. Who was the music director of the movie Maine Pyar Kiya
44. Which actors played the lead role in the movie Jab Jab Phool Khile (Year: 1965)
45. Which is the first movie of Lisa Ray?
46. Who was the Director of the movie ‘Pukar’ starring Anil Kapoor.
47. Who was the director of the film ‘Satya’
48. Who wrote the lyrics to the songs from the movie “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge”?
49. How many Filmfare Awards did the movie “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge” win in the music category?
50. Kavita Krishnamurthy sung which song in the movie “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge”
51. Who played the lead actress role in Ashutosh Gowarikar’s movie ‘Swades’?
52. What is the original name of the actress Madhubala
53. In the Bollywood movie Black, Amitabh Bachchan suffers from…
54. Which was the first Hindi Movie to receive the national award?
55. Who plays the role of lead actress in the movie ‘Page 3′?
56. Name the actor who appeared in all the following movies: “Kuch Kuch Hota Hain”, “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham”, “Kal Ho Na Ho” and “Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna”
57. Who won the Sensational Debut award in 1994?
58. In which movie Asha Bhosle made her playback debut?
59. Hrithik Roshan’s pet name?
60. In which year did Amitabh Bachchan debut in Hindi cinema?
61. In Kal Ho Naa Ho, whom does Shah Rukh pretend to be married to?
62. Name the actor with whom Kajol’s marriage fixed in Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge
63. Which was Yash Chopra’s first film as a director?
64. Name of Madhuri Dixit’s character in Beta
65. Name the film which was Hema Malini’s directorial debut
66. Name the singers of the song Mera rang de basanti chola from the film Shaheed?
67. The villain in Ram Gopal Varma’s Jungle was played by___
68. Which was Subhash Ghai’s first film as a director?
69. What is the name of Manisha Koirala’s character in Khamoshi-The Musical
70. Who is the choreographer of the song Koi ladki hai in the movie Dil To Pagal Hai?
71. Name the actress who played the title role in RK Films’ Henna
72. Who composed the theme music in Santosh Sivan’s ‘Asoka’
73. Name the cinematographer of Subhash Ghai’s Pardes
74. J P Dutta’s LoC is based on which war?
75. Name the daughters of Moon Moon Sen
76. In which film Aishwarya Rai pretends to play twins?
77. Arjun Rampal is married to…?
78. Which was the first film Alisha Chinai sang for ?
79. Who played Jamuna in Dilip Kumar’s Ganga Jamuna?
80. What is the name of Kajol’s character in Sohail Khan’s Pyar Kiya Toh Darna Kya?
81. What are the professions of John Abraham and Akshay Kumar in Garam Masala?
82. What is the real name of actress Tabu
83. What is the profession of the character played by Sunil Dutt in the movie Waqt
84. Name the lead Actress of Kites Movie
85. Who is director of 3 idiots?
86. Which film got National Award to Raveena Tandon?
87. Who is the signer of the title track of the movie Chameli Ki Shaadi?
88. What was Anupam Kher’s real age when he played a 65-year-old retired principal in Saaransh
89. In which year Lata Mangeshkar was awarded the Padma Bhushan?
90. Who plays the blind friend in the 1964 Dosti?
91. This is the first Hindi movie to have two intervals
92. Which singer has won 8 Filmfare Best Male Playback Awards
93. Which actress made her film debut in Raj Kapoor movie ‘Sapno Ka Saudagar’
94. Who was the youngest actress to win Filmfare Award for Best Actress
95. Who was the Music Director of the movie Jewel Thief (Year: 1967)
96. Who was the Producer and Director of the movie Do Raste (1969)
97. Name the Director of the movie Haathi Mere Saathi (Year: 1971)
98. Name the actor who played the role of Saamba in the movie Sholey
99. Name the actors who played the role of Amar, Akbar, Anthony in the movie Amar Akbar Anthony (Year: 1977)
100. The catch-line ‘American dream, Indian soul’ was of which film
Drop your comments below and win prizes!! Hurry- the offer is valid only today 3rd may 2013

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Journey of a Cinema Ticket

A cinema ticket has meant a lot to a lot of people – be it the passion for cinema, a casual entertainment evening, fun of bunking the college/school or a serious love date- a movie ticket has made a lot of things happen in the lives of mango people! It’s not just a reservation of a seat in the movie flick but it entails corner seats, popcorns spilled, laughter and tears, and whistles and comments!

A cinema ticket has also travelled a long way to earn whatever it is worth of today!

Seventies was the era of most romantic and action flicks in Bollywood with the kinds of Bobby and Deewar. From a nostalgic lane we collect the figure- in 1976 a cinema ticket for a balcony seat in a theatre used to cost Rs 3.50! This further only amplified to Rs 5, 7 and so on! Early 90’s witnessed a pricing of Rs. 25 to 35 and in 1998, this price was Rs 50 in the city like Mumbai!

Then with the advent of multiplexes in 90’s the cinema watching scenario changed drastically and so did the worth of the cinema ticket. Starting minimum from 100 bucks, the tickets were priced anything between Rs 50 (morning shows) to Rs 150. Today the prices are anywhere between Rs. 180 to 900 of noon and evening shows in general.

Maximum average prices at the metro cities of India range today like Rs 600 in Mumbai, Rs 900 in NCR (National Capital Region), Rs 120 in Chennai and Rs. 350 in Kolkata. Whereas; smaller cities range as Rs 180 in Lucknow, Rs 300 in Chandigarh, Pune; Rs. 160 in Goa and so on. In fact, the most famous movie theater of India –Raj Mandir theatre of Jaipur keeps its ticket pricing between Rs 70 to Rs 250 in today’s date!

But the pricing isn’t all about a cinema ticket! It has much more dimensions and emotions entangled in the loop. There were queues once, when people used to spend hours standing and waiting to buy the ticket at the ticket counter- now we just log in to the movie booking site on computers or even phones and the tickets are booked!! The balconies and stalls have been bartered for chairs and plush recliners, fans are totally swapped off for air conditioners and the peanuts have happily given way to butter popcorns! Even the company for cinema watching has gradually drifted from ‘with family’ to now ‘with friends or spouses’ because of the swift transformation in the content of the films.

The transformation from then to now has been a great deal for a Cinema ticket. We all have our own instances of hearing from our friends, parents and grandparents how they once used to run away from their schools and watch a movie from their pocket money or how the entire town used to go crazy on release of the latest Amitabh Bachchan flick!

The craze and passion of cinema watching has stood much above the art of cinema making. If tried, the cinema actors , directors, writers, musicians can be counted but the huge population watching them, admiring them , drawing inspirations and changing their own lives because of them are innumerable.

Let’s hope that the mighty cinema ticket continues to give us more and more memories to add to our lives of love and passion and we continue to be as crazy as possible for Indian cinema as we were 100 years back!

Happy 100 Years of A Cinema Ticket!!!