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7 Low Budget Films That Broke the Film Industry




7 Low Budget Films That Broke the Film Industry

Crowdfunding is not a new concept in Indian Cinema. Back In 1976, filmmaker Shyam Benegal made the movie “Manthan” by collecting Rs 2 each from lakhs of dairy farmers in Gujrat. This movie won National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi and National Film Award for Best Screenplay. 500,000 farmers of Gujrat funded this movie to make it the largest count of individual investors for a movie. Isn’t this inspiring? It inspires us to think about the potential of crowdfunding as a platform to bring dreams to life. The idea does not limit itself to justfilmmakers, but it is applicable for anybody with any idea or zeal.

There have been many more dreamers in the film industry, other than Shyam Benegal,  who ventured into the world of crowdfunding to bring their dream projects on the screen.

Not very far in history, director Onir (Anirban Dhar) used crowdfunding platform to raise Rs 1 crore which was equivalent to one third of the total budget for his film “I AM”.The movie received national awards in two categories and set a precedent for Indian filmmakers to explore the world of crowdfunding.

Here are 10 Low Budget films that rocked Bollywood and set an example about how movies can make it big without a glamorous star cast and huge production house money:

Liar’s Dice

  1. Liar’s Dice This film, written and directed by Geetu Mohandas, has Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Geetanjali Thapa in lead roles. The film explores the problems with migration to cities and exploitation of laborers through the story of a mother living in a village whose husband goes missing after having to travel in search of work.

    The film had its world premiere at the Mumbai Film Festival in the year 2013. This film was screenedat Sundance Film Festival and International Film Festival Rotterdam, in January 2014. The film received two National Film Awards, including Best Actress for Geetanjali Thapa and the Best Cinematography for Rajeev Ravi at the 61st National Film Awards. The film was India’s official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film for the 87th Academy Awards. The film was shot on a low budget and was completed in a month’s time.

    khosla Ka Ghosla

  2. Khosla Ka Ghosla The comedic movie was the directorial debut of Dibakar Banerjee. The film revolved around a middle-class family from Delhi that falls in the trap of land mafias and comes out successful. This movie had veteran actors like Boman Irani, Anupam Kher, Praveen Dabas, Vinay Pathak, Tara Sharma and the late Navin Nischol.

    The film is written by Jaideep Sahni,whose previouswork included Company and Chak DE! India. The movie was made on a budget which was less than Rs 3 crores and went ahead to collect approximately Rs. 8 crore on box office. It was remade into Tamil in 2008 as Poi Solla Porom. Khosla Ka Ghosla went on to win National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi for the year 2006.

    Vicky Donor

  3. Vicky Donor This Indian romantic comedy was released in 2012 and directed by Shoojit Sircar. The movie was made under a budget of Rs. 5 crores. The movie became popular as it is known to be the movie that changed the way Bollywood looks at small budget films, as this low budget movie went on to collect Rs 65 crores on the box office.The film featured newbies Ayushmann Khurrana and Yami Gautam and also had Annu Kapoor and Dolly Ahluwalia in lead roles.The movie was about the sensitive topics of Sperm donation and infertility and hence, made it big and remained afloat for longer than expected.

    The film won National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment at the 60th National Film Awards. The movie made 700% profit at the box office. So much for low budget success.


  4. Titli Titli is written and directed by Kanu Behl and stars Ranvir Shorey, Amit Sial, Shashank Arora, Lalit Behl and Shivani Raghuvanshi. This movie showcases the essence of volatility of a society where violence lies uneasily just below the surface. This movie premiered in the Un Certain Regard section of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. The film was released in India on October 30, 2015.

    Titli went on to win Best Film at Seattle South Asian Film Festival and many other international awards. The film collected Rs 1.75 crore in its first week.

    Sulemani Keeda

  5. Sulemani Keeda Sulemani Keeda is a slacker comedy that is directed by Amit V. Masurkar and produced by Tulsea Pictures. It was first screened at the Mumbai Film Festival in 2013. The movie features Naveen Kasturia, Mayank Tiwari and Aditi Vasudev as protagonists and is about two budding writers and their dream of winning the ticket to Bollywood with their movie script named Sulemani Keeda.

    The movie received positive review all around. Roger Avary, the co-writer of Pulp Fiction, emailed the team “[Sulemani Keeda] reminds me of my early years with Quentin Torantino! A free-wheeling, manic comedy about how the folly of ambition can alter a friendship.”

    Aankhon Dekhi

  6. Aankhon Dekhi Aankhon Dekhi is a 2013 Indian drama film that is written and directed by Rajat Kapoor and stars Rajat Kapoor and Sanjay Mishra. This was the opening film at the 8th Annual Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival 2014. The film won Best Supporting Actress for Seema Pahwa and Best Story and Best Ensemble Cast at the 2015 Screen Awards Ceremony. The film tells the tale of a man in his late fifties, who after a chain of events decides he will only believe what he sees through his own eyes and not be brought over by hearsay. The movie received great critical acclaim.

    BA Pass

  7. BA Pass B.A. Pass, a 2013 Hindi neo noir film was produced by Narendra Singh, directed by Ajay Bahl, and stars Shilpa Shukla, Shadab Kamal, Rajesh Sharma, and Dibyendu Bhattacharya in lead roles.

    The film is based on the 2009 short story “The Railway Aunty” by Mohan Sikka. The story revolves around the life of Mukesh who stays at his Aunt’s house after losing his parents to a car accident. Apart from his love for chess, he falls into the trap of an older woman who turns him into a boy of pleasures for other elder women, which in turn leads him into the world of heinous crimes. The movie is about hope for a better life for the protagonist and his sisters and ends at a very sad note.

    Movie won a lot of awards including 2014 Filmfare Award for Best Actress (Critics), Screen Awards for Best Actor in a Negative Role (Female) and Screen Award for Best Story.

    These seven movies hold strong in the box office, even after being low budget productions and missing famous stars and crew.

    Crowdfunding lays down the path for many such films which are capable of changing the face of Bollywood and open positions for new and talented performers and thinkers to showcase their ideas on the silver screen.



PURA Concludes Farmersville Meetings – Deal Imminent




Dallas, TX – October 20, 2020 – OTC PR WIRE — Puration, Inc. (OTC PINK: PURA) today announced that CEO Brian Shibley concluded a key meeting yesterday essential to finalizing the acquisition of 72-acre property in Farmersville, Texas central to the company’s recently announced Farmersville Brands strategy.  “The acquisition is imminent. Look for an announcement very soon,” said Mr. Shibley.

PURA has scheduled the release of a comprehensive update this Friday, October 23, 2020, to provide the latest information on progress with the Farmersville Brand strategy. The Friday update this Friday will include the latest on the company’s planned dividend of PAO Group, Inc. (OTC PINK: PAOG) stock in conjunction with PURA’s sale of its cannabis cultivation business to PAOG.

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Disclaimer/Safe Harbor:

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Litigation Reform Act. The statements reflect the Company’s current views with respect to future events that involve risks and uncertainties. Among others, these risks include the expectation that any of the companies mentioned herein will achieve significant sales, the failure to meet schedule or performance requirements of the companies’ contracts, the companies’ liquidity position, the companies’ ability to obtain new contracts, the emergence of competitors with greater financial resources and the impact of competitive pricing. In the light of these uncertainties, the forward-looking events referred to in this release might not occur. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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PAOG Advances FDA Application Process For Respiratory Cannabis Drug Treatment




Sandusky, OH – October 20, 2020 – OTC PR WIRE — PAO Group, Inc. (OTC PINK: PAOG) today announced the company plans to release a new key update this Friday, October 23, 2020, on its progress to advance an investigational New Drug application (IND) with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  PAOG announced last week that it anticipates soon entering into an agreement with a contract research organization (CRO) making a major breakthrough in advancing PAOG’s RespRx treatment for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) toward FDA approval.


On July 30, 2020, PAOG acquired RespRx from Kali-Extracts, Inc. (OTC PINK: KALY).  RespRx is a cannabis treatment under development for COPD derived from a patented cannabis extraction method – U.S. Patent No. 9,199,960 entitled “METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING HERBACEOUS PLANT MATERIALS INCLUDING THE CANNABIS PLANT.”

In an initial scientific evaluation as a treatment for COPD, RespRx has demonstrated effecting significant increases in respiration rate, tidal volume and inspiratory air flow rate. Overall data from the evaluation demonstrated that RespRx can significantly improve inspiratory lung functions in instances of moderate pulmonary fibrosis.

Forward-Looking Statements: Certain statements in this news release may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of Rule 175 under the Securities Act of 1933 and Rule 3b-6 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and are subject to the safe harbor created by those rules. All statements, other than statements of fact, included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding potential future plans and objectives of the company are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Technical complications, which may arise, could prevent the prompt implementation of any strategically significant plan(s) outlined above. The Company undertakes no duty to revise or update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release.


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7 Amazing Things to Know About Cannabis for an Amazing Love Life




How often have you heard someone say that food tastes better when you’re high? The same could go on and on about many other things. The hemp is a herb that coaxes you to slow down and appreciate the finer things in life, quite literally! That being said, one of the newest rage among 420-community is the impact it has on your love life. Indeed, you might have heard about the far-reaching benefits of CBD in your daily life, including fitness, wellness, spirituality, etc. The newest benefit could be witnessed not just alone but with your partner too.

Cannabis in Hindu Tantra was used for enhancing intimacy with your partners. And now as several countries have opened up to the hemp, it has again found its way into your hearts by improving your relationship in the following ways:– 👇

  1. Helps You Share Everything With Your Partner, Even Munchies

    It is no surprise that CBD lowers your inhibitions, and therefore there are no holds barred between you and your partner. More importantly, CBD brings back the pangs – not just in the hearing but also in the stomach. Therefore, be it sharing your deepest emotions and desires or sharing a bowl of midnight munchies, weed has you covered! 

    It is already a no-brainer how sharing with your significant other can improve the connection you have. Weed simply puts the smoke aside and sparks the fire between you. So, the next time your heart feels heavy or your stomach a bit light, consider popping a few THC gummies with your partner. Remember sharing is caring! Improves Your Communication With Your Partner

  2. Improves  Your Communication With Your Partner

    CBD and Communication? Yes, CBD heightens your reception but lowers your agitation. Therefore, you and your partner communicate better and, more importantly, openly. The only thing that impairs communication between two people is stress. The more you bottle-up feelings, the more you are prone to an outburst. Weed helps you relax and take things slow. Talk it out with your partner and stop to take a deep breath only.

  3. Makes You very Sensitive To Your  Partner’s Feelings

    CBD broadens your horizons. It helps you think from the other person’s point of view. CBD’s consumers are more likely to take care of the smaller things that their partners like. For example, many cannabis couples indulge in baking and cooking meals before being baked themselves! Weed helps you to pause and reflect. Since no judgment and discourse are open two-way between you and your partner, you are more likely to understand and feel their perspective better.

  4. Boost Sexual Intimacy

    Data collected by a popular dating app indicated that CBD for energy has latent aphrodisiac properties that boost sexual intimacy between you and your partner. CBD’s consumers are more likely to get off and have a pleasurable orgasm than others. Most CBD products also heighten your sensitivity towards the touch.

    Research indicates that CBD consumers tend to have frequent coitus and better orgasms. Especially for women, it helps to peak faster and climax better. Satisfied couples tend to be happy couples.

  5. Makes Each Other’s  Company More Pleasurable

    CBD’s takers often break out into giggles and laughter. The smallest and most unlikely of places become funny anecdotes. You and your partner can enjoy the small joys in life. Weed helps you sit back and take notice of the little things they do for you. With a casual hug or just holding hands through a horror movie, everything becomes a tad bit more lovable. Isn’t it?

  6. Baked Partners Bicker Less

    The next time things get heated up, you should lighten the ambiance, literally! The next time you and your partner want to sit down for a “talk,” how about doing it over a shared joint instead? You can find any online weed dispensary to fulfill your need for the joint. Weed lowers inhibitions but restricts reactions to a mild nature. It helps to ensure a more fruitful discussion minus the loud decibel levels. 

    In a sober life, saying sorry may take a lot of effort, but under the right circumstances admitting fault and moving past it without judgment is achieved better. Weed may not be the outlet for your problems, but it can be the right emotional outlet to better discuss your problems. 

  7. Deepens Your Connection With Your Partner

    Partners who bong better, bond better! Humor aside, it is right for CBD power couples. CBD has a magical way of bringing back the spark with your partner with the carefree spontaneity that you relish. It helps you think about them and, very importantly, for them.

    Be it a casual stroll in the park with a deep conversation about ‘Hello Kitty’ or just the random staring into deep eyes while she does the talking. CBD influence helps you relish every moment that you spend with your better half. 

    It relieves you of the superficial fights and small issues and encourages you to notice the things you like about them. Deep, meaningful relations are not forged overnight. They are a result of long intimate, and powerful memories with strong emotions. CBD, therefore, helps you to recreate that magic and give everyone some serious couple goals!

👉 Final Thought

As cannabis culture is catching on, it is being accepted legally in the majority of the countries. A weed-friendly relationship tends to be more open and less prone to inhibitions. This paves the way for a stronger, healthier bond physically and emotionally. You also try it if you have not yet and spice up your bond with your partner!





 ✍ Author’s Bio: Grace is a full-time marketer who has been closely studying the cannabis industry trends for quite some time.  When Grace isn’t writing, she likes to work out, try new cuisines, and play with her dog. 


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