Forbes India has put together a list of five exciting new films coming out soon in India. Dabba tops the list: "Irrfan Khan stars in this debut feature by Batra, whose shorts includeCafe Regular, Cairo, and Gareeb Nawaz ki Taxi. A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an old man, as they build a fantasy world through notes in the lunchbox."
Read the full list here.
Note: These grosses come from areas with reliable reporting. They do not represent the whole country.
12/28/12 Update: Eros reports that Dabangg 2's North American total is now $1,853,387 from 166 locations.
12/24/12 Update: Eros reports that Dabangg 2 grabbed $1.02 million from 166 locations in North America during its debut frame. That marks a return to form for Eros considering that Khiladi 786, their last release, opened to an underwhelming $379,466 from 115 locations.
12/24/12 Update: Fox has updated Life of Pi's total to $13.5 million.
12/23/12 Update: 20th Century Fox reports that Life of Pi grossed another $545K in India from 230 locations to become the the 4th highest grossing MPA film of all-time in the market. The total in India is now $13.5 million.
12/16/12 Update: 20th Century Fox estimates that Life of Pi grossed $974,501 from 410 screens in India over the weekend, pushing its total to $12.2 million. India's gross ranks in second place among the 13 foreign markets that Life of Pi has opened in. China is #1 with a staggering $84.3 million.
PVR Pictures will release Midnight's Children, an adaptation of the novel by controversial author Salman Rushdie, in India on February 1.
The official synopsis:
Midnight's Children is an epic film from Oscar-nominated director Deepa Mehta, based on the Booker Prize winning novel by Salman Rushdie. At the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, as India proclaims independence from Great Britain, two newborn babies are switched by a nurse in a Bombay hospital. Saleem Sinai, the illegitimate son of a poor woman, and Shiva, the offspring of a wealthy couple, are fated to live the destiny meant for each other. Their lives become mysteriously intertwined and are inextricably linked to India's whirlwind journey of triumphs and disasters.
From the unlikely romance of Saleem's grandparents to the birth of his own son, Midnight's Children is a journey at once sweeping in scope and yet intimate in tone. Hopeful, comic and magical - the film conjures images and characters as rich and unforgettable as India herself.