Chennai Express: A decade of ageing well
Rohit Shetty's 2013 SRK-Deepika starrer Chennai Express ranks no. 2 on the list of the top current or potential Bollywood franchises. An analysis on why the film has aged so well
Indian cinema's cultural crossover
That the top 2 films at the Indian box office in 2023 (Jawan & Animal) are Hindi language films made by directors from South is not a coincidence, but a potential trend-in-the-making
The power list: Top 100 franchises in Hindi cinema
The inaugural edition of The Bollywood Franchise Report: 2023 identifies the top 100 existing and potential franchises in the Hindi film industry, based on audience equity
Case study: Box office impact of an effective trailer
The main trailer of Animal managed to get new audiences interested in the film in the week before its release, highlighting the impact a strong trailer can have on a Hindi film's opening
Pan India films: An optimistic gamble
The number of South Indian films releasing in Hindi has quadrupled since the pandemic. But there seems little method to the mad rush to release 'Pan India' films. A closer look
Tara Singh: The legend lives on
22 years after Gadar: Ek Prem Katha became a blockbuster, the sequel has opened to record collections, despite the lead star no longer being a saleable proposition
Cinema: Mass entertainment or luxury item?
Findings of Ormax Cine Sense: 2023 suggest that movie-going, at least in the Hindi language, may not be as mainstream a phenomenon as is popularly believed
Cine Sense: Five types of Hindi film-goers in India
The Hindi edition of Ormax Cine Sense: 2023 classifies 21.6 Million (2.2 Cr) Hindi film-goers in India into five segments, based on their movie-going behaviour and content taste
Hindi cinema's moment of reckoning
What will it take for Hindi film industry to get back on its feet in the post-pandemic era?
Mind your language!
Six months after the film's release, this analysis looks at how the overuse of the English language may have severely curtailed the box office business of the film 83
Stars India Loves: The Pan India edition
Who are the most popular male and female film stars in India, across languages? Based on analysis using data from our long-running track titled Ormax Stars India Loves, we have the answers!
The curious case of The Kashmir Files
Does the success of The Kashmir Files underline the changing audience taste in a post-pandemic Bollywood? Or is there more to it? This analysis decodes the film's box office performance
Now Streaming, at an app near you
Theatrical films are one of the more inclusive content types for streamers in India. Which platforms have the strongest film libraries, with recent box office hits?
Beyond the 'good looks'
On the occasion of International Women's Day, this analysis examines if the emergence of streaming content has changed the portrayal of women characters vis-a-vis Bollywood
Direct-to-OTT: The alternative ‘box office’ economics
A report on how much box office did the Hindi film industry lose because of theatres being shut during the pandemic, and how does this loss stack up against the revenue earned from streaming rights
Worth of the words
An analysis of the top 200 Hindi songs over the last decade reveals that there has been a resurgence of songs with meaningful lyrics
Women at work: Hindi cinema’s progressive shift
An analysis reveals how female lead characters in Hindi cinema have evolved from broad-stroke homemakers and love interests to those with more professional heft
Is political ideology coloring our cinema choices?
Understanding the impact of audience’s political ideology on their choice and preference of Hindi films
How 'bright' is Hindi cinema's future?
Hindi film audience have become more receptive to dimly-lit frames, and to visual spaces that are not as bright and colorful as those in the 90s
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