Articles by SV Srinivas
Jul 03, 2017
Allu Arjun-starrer Duvvada Jagannadham's success in single screen country has a lesson for the film bizWe need to pay close attention to how Allu Arjun's Duvvada Jagannadham managed to — as some reports said — 'triumph' over Salman Khan's Tubelight at the box office
May 31, 2017
Dangal in China: How an Indian film helped revive a slumping Chinese box officeKung Fu Yoga, and more recently Dangal, were among a small number of films that helped address one of the biggest problems facing the Chinese film industry from 2016: the plateauing of box office collections.
May 08, 2017
Baahubali 2: What the response to SS Rajamouli's film tells us about outrage in the time of social mediaThe response to Baahubali 2 helps us see that a film’s release is a media event which provides opportunities for apparently unrelated stakeholders to publicise their concerns (or commercial interests, as the case may be)
Feb 05, 2017
Kung Fu Yoga: Why Indian film industry can't forget Jackie Chan-starrer in a hurryKung Fu Yoga was a part of an ambitious — and potentially game changing — plan by the Chinese and Indian governments.
Jan 16, 2017
Megastar Chiranjeevi is back with Khaidi No 150; has he ended his political career for good?Treating films as a form of propaganda may or may not help Chiranjeevi’s political career, which to be honest, can’t be in a worse shape than it is now. However, his film career can be seriously damaged by drawing parallels between filmic narratives and the acts of commission and omission of the star-politician.
Dec 13, 2016
Jayalalithaa, MGR seized mentors' legacies illegitimately, Sasikala could do the sameThe post-J Jayalalithaa scenario is unfolding slowly and surely.
Aug 27, 2016
Pawan Kalyan vs NTR Jr.? How a mix of stars, caste and politics has bloodied Andhra fandomIf media reports are right, this could well be the first time that rivalries among Telugu film stars claimed a life.