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PM Modi, FM Jaishankar Take Congress, DMK To Task Over Katchatheevu Island | Controversy Explained

Prime Minister Narendra Modi renewed his attack on the Congress over partition of India, and also said it was the Indira Gandhi government which gave the Katchatheevu Island to Sri Lanka in 1974. The prime minister said the DMK government in Tamil Nadu keeps writing to him urging to bring Katchatheevu back to India. Today, the Foreign Minister S Jaishankar also spoke on the Katchatheevu controversy. While referring to the Katchatheevu island's history, the FM blamed PM Nehru for ceding control to Sri Lanka. Watch this video to find out what's the Katchatheevu island controversy.

2 Apr 2024
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Why half of India's screens draw a blank? | Mint Explains | Mint

The video discusses the lopsided screen expansion in India that focuses on cities and states with better infrastructure and slants away from states like Bihar, Uttar Pradesh (UP), Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and the northeast. It also highlights the fact that the high cost of real estate is one of the biggest hindrances in building new cinema halls or multiplexes, which is where most major multiplexes would like to house their properties. Due to this, mid-scale, tightly budgeted Hindi movies are banking more on a niche release plan, which completely shuns under-screened markets in the country and instead focuses aggressively on areas where print and publicity costs can at least be redeemed. This leaves significant sections of the audience unable to view these films, and also deprives cinema owners and distributors of returns on films that do reach these areas. The video also mentions how the pandemic has worsened the situation, with the theatre-going audience in India shrinking by over 16%.

24 May 2023
Industry

Ayushmann Khurrana’s ‘Dream Girl 2’ to release on 25 August

The comedy-drama is a sequel to Dream Girl featuring Khurrana that had released in 2019 and ill be helmed by original director Raaj Shaandilya

1 min read2 May 2023
Industry

‘Bholaa’ to end second week in theatres with ₹70 crore

Ajay Devgn's Bholaa likely to end second week with ₹70 crore box office collections, while Aditya Roy Kapur's Gumraah made only ₹4.90 crore. Box office collections in Hindi film industry estimated at around ?850 crore in last quarter with footfalls down by 30-40% compared to pre-Covid days. Shah Rukh Khan's Pathaan was the sole hit of the season, while Akshay Kumar's Selfiee and Kartik Aaryan's Shehzada were failures. Ranbir Kapoor's Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar attracted primarily urban, multiplex audiences. In the south, only two profitable films were released for Pongal in January.

1 min read14 Apr 2023
Industry

ZEE5 to premiere Punjabi film ‘Mitran Da Naa Chalda’ on 14 April

Smaller regional film industries such as Marathi, Punjabi and Gujarati are showing signs of recovery post-covid with small-budget movies.

1 min read12 Apr 2023
Industry

Yoodlee Films announces new Malayalam film

The film brings together director Jayaraaj and actor Suresh Gopi, the duo who had collaborated in the 1997 hit Kaliyattam

1 min read4 Apr 2023
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Reliance and Tata India's Super App Battle

Click here to download the Mint App https://livemint.onelink.me/MrDS/p0kx3pdg

29 Mar 2023
Companies

Multiplexes pipeline strong in Q1FY24; Bholaa, PS-2, F10, Jawan, and 3 other movies may clock ₹100 cr mark

Brokerage believes the pipeline for multiplexes look strong in the first quarter of FY24 as seven movies are likely to clock the ₹100 crore mark. These seven movies are — Bholaa, Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan, PS-2, Fast & Furious 10, Jawan, Adipurush, and Maidaan.

3 min read29 Mar 2023
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What is an Annuity Plan | My Money Matters

Lets take a look at - what is an annuity plan and how does it works

26 Mar 2023
Videos

Reliance and Tata: India's Super App Battle | Mint Explains | Mint

India's two largest conglomerates, Reliance and Tata, are both vying to create the country's next big super app. However, the competition is intense, and the market faces challenges. To overcome these challenges, a successful super app must offer hyper-personalised and hyper-localised user experiences, overcome user reliance on existing apps, and invest in technology, infrastructure, and cybersecurity. Watch the video to understand what to expect from this Super App battle. Click here to download the Mint App https://livemint.onelink.me/MrDS/p0kx3pdg

19 Mar 2023
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