In the year gone by, Hollywood got tough with Bollywood. Twentieth Century Fox, alleging that the producers of Knock Out had plagiarized its Phone Booth, dragged them to court and succeeded in getting them to deposit Rs. 1.5 crore (in court) before releasing the film. The American Rights Management Company alleged that Vipul Shah’s Singh Is Kinng was derived from the 1929 Damon Runyon short story, Madame La Gimp.

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Avatat Movie Poster, Kites Movie Poster

Avatar Scores At Indian Box-Office
At a time when Hindi films don’t celebrate silver or golden jubilees, it was truly creditable that Hollywood’s Avatar (released in 2009) completed golden jubilee in 2010 in India.

English/Hindi Film?
First, it was English invading our titles. But now, filmmakers are making Hindi films with characters speaking a good chunk of their dialogues in English. Kites took the cake, Guzaarish also had a lot of phoren bhasha. The poor public in the interiors are crying. The exhibitors there – woh bhi ro rahe hain!

Anil Kapoor Goes International
After Slumdog Millionaire, Anil Kapoor bagged a season of American TV series, 24. Next, he was signed for Mission Impossible 4 alongside Tom Cruise. Irrfan Khan has bagged a villain’s role in the new Spider-Man movie.

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