“He brings Bollywood to Malmö”

In the leading Swedish business weekly, Affärsvärlden, Mirza Askari is portrayed in an article covering five full pages. His mission: bringing  the Indian Movie Industry to Scandinavia. Mirza and everybody at Connecting Bollywood are happy and proud for the recognition. It’s all in Swedish, but you’ll find the full article here.

He brings Bollywood to Malmö

The film is now an official hit and will go down as one more surprise hit of 2012.

“1920 Evil Returns” has collected good numbers in 1st week and due to no major release last weekend, the film was able to make dent in 2nd weekend too. It is now another official hit of 2012. The film collected 2.50 cr nett on Sunday taking the film’s total collections to 24.45 cr nett.” Read the article at

For the uninitiated: 24,45 crores =  244,5 million rupees or approximately 4,5 million USD.

Not bad for a movie with production costs of 1,8 million USD!

Congratulations Vikram Bhatt, ASA productions and all the crew and stars!

1920 – Evil Returns defies Bond and competes with Skyfall

The soothsayers had predicted that no film would withstand the might of the invincible James Bond. SKYFALL, one of the most lucrative franchises, was expected to demolish all oppositions in that particular weekend [November 2 – 4, 2012] in India. No one would’ve ever dreamt that a low cost horror film, 1920 – EVIL RETURNS, would defy Bond and compete with it. But the unthinkable has happened…

SKYFALL, which opened wide on Thursday, grabbed the most screens across the country and put up [expectedly] healthy numbers in its opening weekend, but it was the super performance of 1920 – EVIL RETURNS that shook the industry. The trends were pretty evident on Friday morning itself: Vikram Bhatt’s gamble of pitching 1920 – EVIL RETURNS against a mighty opponent had paid off. The exuberant start at the ticket window, defying the dominance of SKYFALL, said it all.

Read the full article from Bollywood Hungama here