Sunday, June 27, 2010

Bollywood feels the pinch in 2010

Halfway through the year, Bollywood is still activity the after-effects of the all-around banking meltdown, with hardly any films hitting bull's-eye at the box-office and producers acquisitive to accumulate bottomward costs.

The blur industry saw added than 70 movies accessible in cinemas in the aboriginal bisected of 2010. Alone bristles recovered their costs and alone two fabricated money.

Family ball "Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge" and political ball "Raajneeti" were the two ablaze spots in an contrarily addled year for Bollywood, with analysts adage the industry was still addled from the after-effects of the 2009 all-around slowdown.

"Only three big films were fabricated and appear during the arrest - 'My Name is Khan', 'Housefull' and 'Veer', of which alone 'My Name is Khan' recovered its money," analyst Vajir Singh told Reuters.

"As a result, Bollywood has hardly apparent any projects of agenda on the floors and that showed in the performance," Singh said.

Big-ticket films like the Hrithik Roshan starrer "Kites" and Mani Ratnam's "Raavan" aghast at the box-office as did Salman Khan's "Veer" and the Amitabh Bachchan starrer Rann.

Trade sources say both "Kites" and "Raavan" went on the floors afore the arrest and were acquired at prices that ability accept led to their downfall.

"I anticipate what will change now is that assembly costs are already bottomward but accretion costs will additionally accept to appear bottomward for producers to alpha authoritative money," says Siddharth Roy Kapur of UTV Motion Pictures.

Barring Akshay Kumar's "Patiala House" and "Tees Maar Khan", Salman Khan's "Dabanngg" and Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Guzaarish", the additional bisected of 2010 additionally looks adequately austere and the industry may booty some time to get aback on its feet.