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Mar 31, 2014

A) Presentation and disclosure of financial statements

The financial statements have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in India (Indian GAAP) under the historical cost convention on an accrual basis in compliance with all material aspect of the Accounting Standard (AS) Notified by the Companies Accounting Standard Rules, 2006 (as amended), and the relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 1956 read with General Circular 8/2014 dated April 4, 2014, issued by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs to the extent applicable. The accounting policies have been consistently applied by the Company and are consistent with those used in the previous year.

All assets and liabilities have been classified as current or non-current as per the Company''s normal operating cycle, and other criteria set out in the Revised Schedule VI to the Companies Act, 1 956. Based on the nature of products and the time between the acquisition of assets for processing and their realisation in cash and cash equivalents, the Company has ascertained its operating cycle as up to twelve months for the purpose of current/non-current classification of assets and liabilities.

(b) Use of estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with Indian GAAP requires the management to make judgments, estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of revenues, expenses, assets and liabilities and the disclosure of contingent liabilities, at the end of the reporting period. Although these estimates are based on the management''s best knowledge of current events and actions, uncertainty about these assumptions and estimates could result in the outcomes requiring a material adjustment to the carrying amounts of assets or liabilities in future periods.

(c) Tangible fixed assets

Fixed assets are stated at cost, net of accumulated depreciation and accumulated impairment losses, if any. The cost comprises purchase price, borrowing costs if capitalization criteria are met and directly attributable cost of bringing the asset to its working condition for the intended use. Any trade discounts and rebates are deducted in arriving at the purchase price. Gains or losses arising from derecognition of fixed assets are measured as the difference between the net disposal proceeds and the carrying amount of the asset and are recognized in the statement of profit and loss when the asset is derecognized.

Subsequent expenditure related to an item of fixed asset is added to its book value only if it increases the future benefits from the existing asset beyond its previously assessed standard of performance. All other expenses on existing fixed assets, including day-to-day repair and maintenance expenditure and cost of replacing parts, are charged to the statement of profit and loss for the period during which such expenses are incurred.

(d) Depreciation on tangible fixed assets

Depreciation on fixed assets is calculated on a straight-line basis using the rates arrived at based on the useful lives estimated by the management, or those prescribed under the Schedule XIV to the Companies Act, 1 956, whichever is higher. The Company has used rates based on the following estimated useful life of the fixed assets

Estimated useful life (in years)

Building

On freehold land 3.25 - 58

Leased improvements 30

Plant & Machinery 20

Computers 6

Furniture & Fixtures 6

Vehicles 8

Assets costing below 5,000 are fully depreciated on installation.

(e) Intangible assets

Intangible assets acquired separately are measured on initial recognition at cost. Intangible assets are amortized on a straight line basis over the estimated useful economic life.

Estimated useful life (in years)

Film rights 5

Computer software 6

The amortization period and the amortization method are reviewed at least at each financial year end. If the expected useful life of the asset is significantly different from previous estimates, the amortization period is changed accordingly. If there has been a significant change in the expected pattern of economic benefits from the asset, the amortization method is changed to reflect the changed pattern. Such changes are accounted for in accordance with AS 5 Net Profit or Loss for the Period, Prior Period Items and Changes in Accounting Policies.

Gains or losses arising from derecognition of an intangible asset are measured as the difference between the net disposal proceeds and the carrying amount of the asset and are recognized in the statement of profit and loss when the asset is derecognized.

(f) Impairment of tangible and intangible asset

The Company assesses at each reporting date whether there is an indication that an asset may be impaired. If any indication exists, or when annual impairment testing for an asset is required, the Company estimates the asset''s recoverable amount. An asset''s recoverable amount is the higher of an asset''s or cash-generating unit''s (CGU) net selling price and its value in use. The recoverable amount is determined for an individual asset, unless the asset does not generate cash inflows that are largely independent of those from other assets or groups of assets. Where the carrying amount of an asset or CGU exceeds its recoverable amount, the asset is considered impaired and is written down to its recoverable amount. In assessing value in use, the estimated future cash flows are discounted to their present value using a pre-tax discount rate that reflects current market assessments of the time value of money and the risks specific to the asset. In determining net selling price, recent market transactions are taken into account, if available. If no such transactions can be identified, an appropriate valuation model is used.

Impairment losses of operations, are recognized in the statement of profit and loss, except for previ- ously revalued tangible fixed assets, where the revaluation was taken to revaluation reserve. In this case, the impairment is also recognized in the revaluation reserve up to the amount of any previous revalu- ation.

After impairment, depreciation is provided on the revised carrying amount of the asset over its remaining useful life.

An assessment is made at each reporting date as to whether there is any indication that previously recognized impairment losses may no longer exist or may have decreased. If such indication exists, the Company estimates the asset''s or cash-generating unit''s recoverable amount. A previously recognized impairment loss is reversed only if there has been a change in the assumptions used to determine the asset''s recoverable amount since the last impairment loss was recognized. The reversal is limited so that the carrying amount of the asset does not exceed its recoverable amount, nor exceed the carrying amount that would have been determined, net of depreciation, had no impairment loss been recognized for the asset in prior years. Such reversal is recognized in the statement of profit and loss unless the asset is carried at a revalued amount, in which case the reversal is treated as a revaluation increase.

(g) Investments

Investments, which are readily realizable and intended to be held for not more than one year from the date on which such investments are made, are classified as current investments. All other investments are classified as long-term investments.

On initial recognition, all investments are measured at cost. The cost comprises purchase price and directly attributable acquisition charges such as brokerage, fees and duties. If an investment is acquired, or partly acquired, by the issue of shares or other securities, the acquisition cost is the fair value of the securities issued. If an investment is acquired in exchange for another asset, the acquisition is determined by reference to the fair value of the asset given up or reference to the fair value of the investment acquired, whichever is more clearly evident.

Current investments are carried in the financial statements at lower of cost and fair value determined on an individual investment basis. Long-term investments are carried at cost. However, provision for diminution in value is made to recognize a decline other than temporary in the value of the investments.

On disposal of an investment, the difference between its carrying amount and net disposal proceeds is charged or credited to the statement of profit and loss.

(h) Inventories

Work-in-progress is valued at lower of cost and net realizable value. Cost is determined based on actual expenditure incurred.

(i) Retirement and other employee benefit

Retirement benefit in the form of provident fund is a defined contribution scheme. The contributions to the provident fund is charged to the statement of profit and loss for the year when the contributions are due. The Company has no obligation, other than the contribution payable to the provident fund.

The Company operates defined benefit gratuity plan for its employees. Employees are entitled to benefits under the payment of Gratuity Act 1972, a defined benefit plan. The plan provides for a lump- sum payment to eligible employees at retirement, death, incapacitation or on termination of employment, of an amount based on the respective employee''s salary and tenure of employment. The gratuity liability and net periodic gratuity cost is actuarially determined at the year end based on the projected unit credit method after considering discount rates, expected long term return on plan assets and increase in compensation levels. All actuarial gains/losses are immediately recorded to the Profit and Loss Account and are not deferred. The Company makes contributions to a fund administered and managed by Life Insurance Corporation of India (''LIC'') to fund the gratuity liability. Under this scheme, the obligation to pay gratuity remains with the Company, although LIC administers the scheme.

The Company also provides other long term benefit for compensated absences. Liability for long term compensated absenses are provided for based on actuarial valuation done as per projected unit credit method at the year end.

Accumulated leave, which is expected to be utilized within the next 12 months, is treated as short-term employee benefit. The company measures the expected cost of such absences as the additional amount that it expects to pay as a result of the unused entitlement that has accumulated at the reporting date.

The company treats accumulated leave expected to be carried forward beyond twelve months, as long-term employee benefit for measurement purposes. Such long-term compensated absences are provided for based on the actuarial valuation using the projected unit credit method at the year-end. Actuarial gains/losses are immediately taken to the statement of profit and loss and are not deferred.

(j) Revenue recognition

Revenue is recognized to the extent that it is probable that the economic benefits will flow to the Company and the revenue can be reliably measured. The following specific recognition criteria must also be met before revenue is recognized.

Interest income on loans and deposits is recognised on a time proportion basis taking into account the amount outstanding and the rate applicable.

Dividend income is recognized when the company''s right to receive dividend is established by the reporting date.

Gain or loss on the sale of equity and redemption of mutual fund units are recognised on accrual.

Revenue from licensing of motion film is recognised in accordance with the licensing agreement or physical delivery of the motion film, whichever is later.

Interest on income tax refund is recognised on receipt of the refund order.

Company provides Infrastructure support services (Refer note 18) as per contractual obligation and the income from such services are recognised on proportionate basis as and when the services are rendered, in accordance with the arrangement entered into as per contracted rates. The company collects service tax on behalf of the government and, therefore, it is not an economic benefit flowing to the company. Hence, it is excluded from revenue.

(k) Foreign currency transactions Initial recognition

Foreign currency transactions are recorded in the reporting currency, by applying to the foreign cur- rency amount the exchange rate between the reporting currency and the foreign currency at the date of the transaction.

Conversion

Foreign currency monetary items are retranslated using the exchange rate prevailing at the reporting date. Non-monetary items, which are measured at fair value or other similar valuation denominated in a foreign currency, are translated using the exchange rate at the date when such value was determined.

Exchange difference

All exchange differences are recognized as income or as expenses in the period in which they arise. (l) Leases As Lessee

Leases where the lessor effectively retains substantially all the risks and benefits of ownership of the leased item, are classified as operating lease. Operating lease payments are recognised as an ex- pense in the statement of profit and loss on a straight line basis over the lease term.

As Lessor

Leases in which the Company does not transfer substantially all the risks and benefits of ownership of the asset are classified as operating leases. Assets subject to operating leases are included in fixed assets. Lease income on an operating lease is recognized in the statement of profit and loss on a straight-line basis over the lease term. Costs, including depreciation, initial direct costs such as legal costs, brokerage costs, etc., are recognized as an expense in the statement of profit and loss.

(m) Income taxes

Tax expense comprises of current and deferred tax. Current income tax is measured at the amount expected to be paid to the tax authorities in accordance with the Income Tax Act 1961 enacted in India. The tax rates and tax laws used to compute the amount are those that are enacted or substantively enacted, at the reporting date.

Deferred income taxes reflect the impact of timing differences between taxable income and accounting income originating during the current year and reversal of timing differences for the earlier years. Deferred tax is measured using the tax rates and the tax laws enacted or substantively enacted at the reporting date.

Deferred tax liabilities are recognized for all taxable timing differences. Deferred tax assets are recognized for deductible timing differences only to the extent that there is reasonable certainty that sufficient future taxable income will be available against which such deferred tax assets can be realized. In situations where the Company has unabsorbed depreciation or carry forward tax losses, all deferred tax assets are recognized only if there is virtual certainty supported by convincing evidence that they can be realized against future taxable profits.

For recognition of deferred taxes, the timing differences which originate first are considered to reverse first. At each reporting date, the Company re-assesses unrecognized deferred tax assets. It recognizes unrecognized deferred tax asset to the extent that it has become reasonably certain or virtually certain, as the case may be, that sufficient future taxable income will be available against which such deferred tax assets can be realized. The carrying amount of deferred tax assets are reviewed at each reporting date.

The Company writes-down the carrying amount of deferred tax asset to the extent that it is no longer reasonably certain or virtually certain, as the case may be, that sufficient future taxable income will be available against which deferred tax asset can be realized. Any such write-down is reversed to the extent that it become reasonably certain or virtually certain, as the case may be, that sufficient future taxable income will be available.

Deferred tax assets and deferred tax liabilities are offset, if a legally enforceable right exists to set-off current tax assets against current tax liabilities and the deferred tax assets and deferred taxes relate to the same taxable entity and the same taxation authority.

Minimum alternate tax (MAT) paid in a year is charged to the statement of profit and loss as current tax. The Company recognizes MAT credit available as an asset only to the extent that there is convincing evidence that the Company will pay normal income tax during the specified period, i.e., the period for which MAT credit is allowed to be carried forward. In the year in which the Company recognizes MAT credit as an asset in accordance with the Guidance Note on Accounting for Credit Available in respect of Minimum Alternative Tax under the Income-tax Act, 1961, the said asset is created by way of credit to the statement of profit and loss and shown as "MAT Credit Entitlement." The Company reviews the "MAT credit entitlement" asset at each reporting date and writes down the asset to the extent the Company does not have convincing evidence that it will pay normal tax during the specified period.

(n) Provisions

A provision is recognised when the Company has a present obligation as a result of past events, it is probable that an outflow of resources will be required to settle the obligation, and a reliable estimate can be made of the amount of the obligation. Provisions are not discounted to their present value and are determined based on best estimate required to settle the obligation at the balance sheet date. These are reviewed at each balance sheet date and adjusted to reflect the current best estimates.

(o) Contingent liabilities

Contingent assets are not recognized in the financial statements of the Company. A contingent liability is a possible obligation that arises from past events whose existence will be confirmed by the occurrence or non-occurrence of one or more uncertain future events beyond the control of the Company or a present obligation that is not recognized because it is not probable that an outflow of resources will be required to settle the obligation. A contingent liability also arises in extremely rare case where there is a liability that cannot be recognized because it cannot be measured reliably. The Company does not recognize a contingent liability but discloses its existence in the financial statements.

(p) Earnings per share

Basic earnings per share are calculated by dividing the net profit for the period attributable to equity shareholders by the weighted average number of equity shares outstanding during the period. The Company does not have any potential equity shares, and accordingly, the basic earnings per share and diluted earnings per share are the same.

(q) Cash and cash equivalents

Cash and cash equivalents for the purposes of cash flow statement comprise cash at bank and in hand and short-term investments with an original maturity of three months or less.

(r) Segment Reporting

Identification of segments :

The Company''s operating businesses are organized and managed separately according to the nature of services provided, with each segment representing a strategic business unit that offers different services. The analysis of geographical segments is based on the areas in which major operating divisions of the Company operate.

Allocation of common costs :

Common costs are treated as unallocable costs.

Unallocated items :

Includes general corporate income and expense items which are not allocated to any business segment.

Segment Policies :

The Company prepares its segment information in conformity with the accounting policies adopted for preparing and presenting the financial statements of the Company as a whole.

(s) Measurement of EBITDA

As permitted by the Guidance Note on the Revised Schedule VI to the Companies Act, 1956, the Company has elected to present earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) as a separate line item on the face of the statement of profit and loss. The Company measures EBITDA on the basis of profit/ (loss) from its operations. In its measurement, the Company does not include depreciation and amortization expense, finance costs, interest income and tax expense.

(t) Borrowing costs

Borrowing cost includes interest, amortization of ancillary costs incurred in connection with the arrangement of borrowings and exchange differences arising from foreign currency borrowings to the extent they are regarded as an adjustment to the interest cost.

Borrowing costs directly attributable to the acquisition, construction or production of an asset that necessarily takes a substantial period of time to get ready for its intended use or sale are capitalized as part of the cost of the respective asset. All other borrowing costs are expensed in the period they occur.


Mar 31, 2013

A) Presentation and disclosure of financial statements

The financial statements of the Company have been prepared and presented as per the revised Schedule VI notified under the Companies Act 1956.

(b) Use of estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with Indian GAAP requires the management to make judgments, estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of revenues, expenses, assets and liabilities and the disclosure of contingent liabilities, at the end of the reporting period. Although these estimates are based on the management''s best knowledge of current events and actions, uncertainty about these assumptions and estimates could result in the outcomes requiring a material adjustment to the carrying amounts of assets or liabilities in future periods.

(c) Tangible fixed assets

Fixed assets are stated at cost, net of accumulated depreciation and accumulated impairment losses, if any. The cost comprises purchase price, borrowing costs if capitalization criteria are met and directly attributable cost of bringing the asset to its working condition for the intended use. Any trade discounts and rebates are deducted in arriving at the purchase price. Gains or losses arising from derecognition of fixed assets are measured as the difference between the net disposal proceeds and the carrying amount of the asset and are recognized in the statement of profit and loss when the asset is derecognized.

Subsequent expenditure related to an item of fixed asset is added to its book value only if it increases the future benefits from the existing asset beyond its previously assessed standard of performance. All other expenses on existing fixed assets, including day-to-day repair and maintenance expenditure and cost of replacing parts, are charged to the statement of profit and loss for the period during which such expenses are incurred.

(d) Depreciation on tangible fixed assets

Depreciation on fixed assets is calculated on a straight-line basis using the rates arrived at based on the useful lives estimated by the management, or those prescribed under the Schedule XIV to the Companies Act, 1956, whichever is higher. The Company has used rates based on the following estimated useful life of the fixed assets

Assets costing below Rs. 5,000 are fully depreciated on installation.

Note: In the previous year the Company has decided to amortise the net cost of the Thane building as on October 1, 2011 over the revised estimated useful life of 39 months beginning October 1, 2011. Consequently depreciation charge for the current year in respect of Thane building is Rs. 146.99 Lakhs (March 31, 2012-Rs. 85.56 Lakhs). Had the Company continued the earlier useful life of 58 years as applicable to the building the depreciation charge would have been lower by Rs.115.28 Lakhs. (March 31, 2012 Rs. 56.43 Lakhs) and the profit before tax would have been higher by the same amount.

(e) Intangible assets

Intangible assets acquired separately are measured on initial recognition at cost. Intangible assets are amortized on a straight line basis over the estimated useful economic life.

Estimated useful life (in years)

Film rights (Refer Note Below) 5

Computer software 6

The amortization period and the amortization method are reviewed at least at each financial year end. If the expected useful life of the asset is significantly different from previous estimates, the amortization period is changed accordingly. If there has been a significant change in the expected pattern of economic benefits from the asset, the amortization method is changed to reflect the changed pattern. Such changes are accounted for in accordance with AS 5 Net Profit or Loss for the Period, Prior Period Items and Changes in Accounting Policies.

Gains or losses arising from derecognition of an intangible asset are measured as the difference between the net disposal proceeds and the carrying amount of the asset and are recognized in the statement of profit and loss when the asset is derecognized.

Note: During the previous year the Company has entered into an agreement for the joint development of remake of film rights. Accordingly the Net cost of Rs. 15.70 Lakhs has been reclassified as cost of production. (Refer Note 20)

(f) Impairment of tangible and intangible asset

The Company assesses at each reporting date whether there is an indication that an asset may be impaired. If any indication exists, or when annual impairment testing for an asset is required, the Company estimates the asset''s recoverable amount. An asset''s recoverable amount is the higher of an asset''s or cash-generating unit''s (CGU) net selling price and its value in use. The recoverable amount is determined for an individual asset, unless the asset does not generate cash inflows that are largely independent of those from other assets or groups of assets. Where the carrying amount of an asset or CGU exceeds its recoverable amount, the asset is considered impaired and is written down to its recoverable amount. In assessing value in use, the estimated future cash flows are discounted to their present value using a pre-tax discount rate that reflects current market assessments of the time value of money and the risks specific to the asset. In determining net selling price, recent market transactions are taken into account, if available. If no such transactions can be identified, an appropriate valuation model is used.

Impairment losses of operations, are recognized in the statement of profit and loss, except for previ- ously revalued tangible fixed assets, where the revaluation was taken to revaluation reserve. In this case, the impairment is also recognized in the revaluation reserve up to the amount of any previous revalu- ation.

After impairment, depreciation is provided on the revised carrying amount of the asset over its remain- ing useful life.

An assessment is made at each reporting date as to whether there is any indication that previously recognized impairment losses may no longer exist or may have decreased. If such indication exists, the Company estimates the asset''s or cash-generating unit''s recoverable amount. A previously recognized impairment loss is reversed only if there has been a change in the assumptions used to determine the asset''s recoverable amount since the last impairment loss was recognized. The reversal is limited so that the carrying amount of the asset does not exceed its recoverable amount, nor exceed the carrying amount that would have been determined, net of depreciation, had no impairment loss been recog- nized for the asset in prior years. Such reversal is recognized in the statement of profit and loss unless the asset is carried at a revalued amount, in which case the reversal is treated as a revaluation increase.

(g) Investments

Investments, which are readily realizable and intended to be held for not more than one year from the date on which such investments are made, are classified as current investments. All other investments are classified as long-term investments.

On initial recognition, all investments are measured at cost. The cost comprises purchase price and directly attributable acquisition charges such as brokerage, fees and duties. If an investment is ac- quired, or partly acquired, by the issue of shares or other securities, the acquisition cost is the fair value of the securities issued. If an investment is acquired in exchange for another asset, the acquisition is determined by reference to the fair value of the asset given up or reference to the fair value of the investment acquired, whichever is more clearly evident.

Current investments are carried in the financial statements at lower of cost and fair value determined on an individual investment basis. Long-term investments are carried at cost. However, provision for diminution in value is made to recognize a decline other than temporary in the value of the invest- ments.

On disposal of an investment, the difference between its carrying amount and net disposal proceeds is charged or credited to the statement of profit and loss.

(h) Inventories

Work-in-progress is valued at lower of cost and net realizable value. Cost is determined based on actual expenditure incurred.

(i) Retirement and other employee benefit

Retirement benefit in the form of provident fund is a defined contribution scheme. The contributions to the provident fund is charged to the statement of profit and loss for the year when the contributions are due. The Company has no obligation, other than the contribution payable to the provident fund.

The Company operates defined benefit gratuity plan for its employees. Employees are entitled to benefits under the payment of Gratuity Act 1972, a defined benefit plan. The plan provides for a lump- sum payment to eligible employees at retirement, death, incapacitation or on termination of employ- ment, of an amount based on the respective employee''s salary and tenure of employment. The gratuity liability and net periodic gratuity cost is actuarially determined at the year end based on the projected unit credit method after considering discount rates, expected long term return on plan assets and increase in compensation levels. All actuarial gains/losses are immediately recorded to the Profit and Loss Account and are not deferred. The Company makes contributions to a fund administered and managed by Life Insurance Corporation of India (''LIC'') to fund the gratuity liability. Under this scheme, the obligation to pay gratuity remains with the Company, although LIC administers the scheme.

The Company also provides other long term benefit for compensated absences. Liability for long term compensated absenses are provided for based on actuarial valuation done as per projected unit credit method at the year end.

Accumulated leave, which is expected to be utilized within the next 12 months, is treated as short-term employee benefit. The Company measures the expected cost of such absences as the additional amount that it expects to pay as a result of the unused entitlement that has accumulated at the reporting date.

The Company treats accumulated leave expected to be carried forward beyond twelve months, as long-term employee benefit for measurement purposes. Such long-term compensated absences are provided for based on the actuarial valuation using the projected unit credit method at the year-end. Actuarial gains/losses are immediately taken to the statement of profit and loss and are not deferred.

(j) Revenue recognition

Revenue is recognized to the extent that it is probable that the economic benefits will flow to the Company and the revenue can be reliably measured. The following specific recognition criteria must also be met before revenue is recognized.

Interest income on loans and deposits is recognised on a time proportion basis taking into account the amount outstanding and the rate applicable.

Dividend income is recognized when the Company''s right to receive dividend is established by the reporting date.

Gain or loss on the sale of equity and redemption of mutual fund units are recognised on accrual.

Revenue from licensing of motion film is recognised in accordance with the licensing agreement or physical delivery of the motion film, whichever is later.

Interest on income tax refund is recognised on receipt of the refund order.

Company provides Infrastructure support services (Refer note 18) as per contractual obligation and the income from such services are recognised on proportionate basis as and when the services are rendered, in accordance with the arrangement entered into as per contracted rates. The Company collects service tax on behalf of the government and, therefore, it is not an economic benefit flowing to the Company. Hence, it is excluded from revenue.

(k) Foreign currency transactions

Initial recognition

Foreign currency transactions are recorded in the reporting currency, by applying to the foreign cur- rency amount the exchange rate between the reporting currency and the foreign currency at the date of the transaction.

Conversion

Foreign currency monetary items are retranslated using the exchange rate prevailing at the reporting date. Non-monetary items, which are measured at fair value or other similar valuation denominated in a foreign currency, are translated using the exchange rate at the date when such value was determined.

Exchange difference

All exchange differences are recognized as income or as expenses in the period in which they arise.

(l) Leases

As Lessee

Leases where the lessor effectively retains substantially all the risks and benefits of ownership of the leased item, are classified as operating lease. Operating lease payments are recognised as an ex- pense in the statement of profit and loss on a straight line basis over the lease term.

As Lessor

Leases in which the Company does not transfer substantially all the risks and benefits of ownership of the asset are classified as operating leases. Assets subject to operating leases are included in fixed assets. Lease income on an operating lease is recognized in the statement of profit and loss on a straight-line basis over the lease term. Costs, including depreciation, initial direct costs such as legal costs, brokerage costs, etc., are recognized as an expense in the statement of profit and loss.

(m) Income taxes

Tax expense comprises of current and deferred tax. Current income tax is measured at the amount expected to be paid to the tax authorities in accordance with the Income Tax Act 1961 enacted in India. The tax rates and tax laws used to compute the amount are those that are enacted or substantively enacted, at the reporting date.

Deferred income taxes reflect the impact of timing differences between taxable income and account- ing income originating during the current year and reversal of timing differences for the earlier years. Deferred tax is measured using the tax rates and the tax laws enacted or substantively enacted at the reporting date.

Deferred tax liabilities are recognized for all taxable timing differences. Deferred tax assets are recog- nized for deductible timing differences only to the extent that there is reasonable certainty that sufficient future taxable income will be available against which such deferred tax assets can be realized. In situations where the Company has unabsorbed depreciation or carry forward tax losses, all deferred tax assets are recognized only if there is virtual certainty supported by convincing evidence that they can be realized against future taxable profits.

For recognition of deferred taxes, the timing differences which originate first are considered to reverse first. At each reporting date, the Company re-assesses unrecognized deferred tax assets. It recognizes unrecognized deferred tax asset to the extent that it has become reasonably certain or virtually certain, as the case may be, that sufficient future taxable income will be available against which such deferred tax assets can be realized. The carrying amount of deferred tax assets are reviewed at each reporting date.

The Company writes-down the carrying amount of deferred tax asset to the extent that it is no longer reasonably certain or virtually certain, as the case may be, that sufficient future taxable income will be available against which deferred tax asset can be realized. Any such write-down is reversed to the extent that it become reasonably certain or virtually certain, as the case may be, that sufficient future taxable income will be available.

Deferred tax assets and deferred tax liabilities are offset, if a legally enforceable right exists to set-off current tax assets against current tax liabilities and the deferred tax assets and deferred taxes relate to the same taxable entity and the same taxation authority.

Minimum alternate tax (MAT) paid in a year is charged to the statement of profit and loss as current tax. The Company recognizes MAT credit available as an asset only to the extent that there is con- vincing evidence that the Company will pay normal income tax during the specified period, i.e., the period for which MAT credit is allowed to be carried forward. In the year in which the Company recognizes MAT credit as an asset in accordance with the Guidance Note on Accounting for Credit Available in respect of Minimum Alternative Tax under the Income-tax Act, 1961, the said asset is created by way of credit to the statement of profit and loss and shown as "MAT Credit Entitlement." The Company reviews the "MAT credit entitlement" asset at each reporting date and writes down the asset to the extent the Company does not have convincing evidence that it will pay normal tax during the specified period.

(n) Provisions

A provision is recognised when the Company has a present obligation as a result of past events, it is probable that an outflow of resources will be required to settle the obligation, and a reliable estimate can be made of the amount of the obligation. Provisions are not discounted to their present value and are determined based on best estimate required to settle the obligation at the balance sheet date. These are reviewed at each balance sheet date and adjusted to reflect the current best estimates.

(o) Contingent liabilities

Contingent assets are not recognized in the financial statements of the Company. A contingent liability is a possible obligation that arises from past events whose existence will be confirmed by the occur- rence or non-occurrence of one or more uncertain future events beyond the control of the Company or a present obligation that is not recognized because it is not probable that an outflow of resources will be required to settle the obligation. A contingent liability also arises in extremely rare case where there is a liability that cannot be recognized because it cannot be measured reliably. The Company does not recognize a contingent liability but discloses its existence in the financial statements.

(p) Earnings per share

Basic earnings per share are calculated by dividing the net profit for the period attributable to equity shareholders by the weighted average number of equity shares outstanding during the period. The Company does not have any potential equity shares, and accordingly, the basic earnings per share and diluted earnings per share are the same.

(q) Cash and cash equivalents

Cash and cash equivalents for the purposes of cash flow statement comprise cash at bank and in hand and short-term investments with an original maturity of three months or less.

(r) Segment Reporting

Identification of segments :

The Company''s operating businesses are organized and managed separately according to the nature of services provided, with each segment representing a strategic business unit that offers different services. The analysis of geographical segments is based on the areas in which major operating divisions of the Company operates

Allocation of common costs :

Common costs are treated as unallocable costs.

Unallocated items :

Includes general corporate income and expense items which are not allocated to any business segment.

Segment Policies :

The Company prepares its segment information in conformity with the accounting policies adopted for preparing and presenting the financial statements of the Company as a whole.

(s) Measurement of EBITDA

As permitted by the Guidance Note on the Revised Schedule VI to the Companies Act, 1956, the Company has elected to present earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) as a separate line item on the face of the statement of profit and loss. The Company measures EBITDA on the basis of profit/ (loss) from its operations. In its measurement, the Company does not include depreciation and amortization expense, finance costs, interest income and tax expense.

(t) Borrowing costs

Borrowing cost includes interest, amortization of ancillary costs incurred in connection with the arrange- ment of borrowings and exchange differences arising from foreign currency borrowings to the extent they are regarded as an adjustment to the interest cost.

Borrowing costs directly attributable to the acquisition, construction or production of an asset that necessarily takes a substantial period of time to get ready for its intended use or sale are capitalized as part of the cost of the respective asset. All other borrowing costs are expensed in the period they occur.


Mar 31, 2011

(a) Basis of preparation

The financial statements have been prepared to comply in all material respects with the notified Accounting Standards by Companies (Accounting Standard) Rules, 2006 (as amended) and the relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 1956. The financial statements have been prepared under the historical cost convention on an accrual basis except in case of assets for which provision of impairment is made. The accounting policies have been consistently applied by the Company.

(b) Use of estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the results of operations during the reporting period. Although these estimates are based upon management's best knowledge of current events and actions, actual results could differ from these estimates.

(c) Fixed assets

Fixed assets are stated at cost, less accumulated depreciation and impairment losses if any. Cost comprises cost of acquisition or construction including any attributable cost of bringing the asset to its working condition for its intended use, net of cenvat credit. Borrowing costs relating to acquisition of fixed assets which takes substantial period of time to get ready for its intended use are also included to the extent they relate to the period till such assets are ready to be put to use. No borrowing costs were eligible for capitalization during the year.

(d) Depreciation

Depreciation is provided on the original cost, pro-rata to period of use on the straight line method at the rates specified in Schedule XIV to the Companies Act, 1956, or estimated useful life, whichever is higher.

Estimated useful life (in years) Building

On freehold land 58

Leased improvements 30

Plant & Machinery 20

Computers 6

Furniture & Fixtures 6

Vehicles 8

Assets costing below Rs. 5,000 are fully depreciated on installation.

(e) Intangible Assets

Costs relating to rights and licenses, which are acquired, are capitalized and amortized on a straight-line basis over their useful lives.

Film rights 5

Computer software 6

(f) Impairment

The carrying amounts of assets are reviewed at each balance sheet date if there is any indication of impairment based on internal/external factors. An impairment loss is recognized wherever the carrying amount of an asset exceeds its recoverable amount. The recoverable amount is the greater of the asset's net selling price and value in use. In assessing value in use, the estimated future cash flows are discounted to their present value at the weighted average cost of capital. After impairment, depreciation is provided on the revised carrying amount of the assets over its remaining useful life.

A previously recognised impairment loss is increased or reversed depending on changes in circumstances. However the carrying value after reversal is not increased beyond the carrying value that would have prevailed by charging usual depreciation if there was no impairment.

(g) Investments

Investments that are readily realisable and intended to be held for not more than a year are classified as current investments. All other investments are classified as long-term investments. Current investments are carried at lower of cost and fair value determined on an individual investment basis. Long-term investments are carried at cost. However, provision for diminution in value is made to recognise a decline other than temporary in the value of the investments.

(h) Employee benefits

Retirement benefits in the form of provident fund and superannuation fund are defined contribution schemes and the Company has no further obligation beyond the contributions made to the respective funds. Contributions are charged to Profit and Loss Account in the period in which they accrue.

Employees are entitled to benefits under the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972, a defined benefit plan. The plan provides for a lump-sum payment to eligible employees at retirement, death, incapacitation or on termination of employment, of an amount based on the respective employee's salary and tenure of employment. The gratuity liability and net periodic gratuity cost is actuarially determined at the year end based on the projected unit credit method after considering discount rates, expected long term return on plan assets and increase in compensation levels. All actuarial gains/losses are immediately recorded to the Profit and Loss Account and are not deferred. The Company makes contributions to a fund administered and managed by Life Insurance Corporation of India ('LIC') to fund the gratuity liability. Under this scheme, the obligation to pay gratuity remains with the Company, although LIC administers the scheme.

Liability for long term compensated absences are provided for based on actuarial valuation done as per projected unit credit method at the year end.

(i) Revenue recognition

Royalty income is recognised on an accrual basis in accordance with the terms of the relevant agreement.

Interest income on loans and deposits is recognised on a time proportion basis taking into account the amount outstanding and the rate applicable. Income from investments is accrued when the right to receive payment is established.

Revenue from licensing of motion film/Advertising projects (Event management) is recognised in accordance with the licensing agreement or physical delivery of the motion film/ Advertising projects (Event management), whichever is later.

Interest on income tax refund is recognised on receipt of the refund order.

Income from services is recognised on proportionate basis as and when the services are rendered, in accordance with the arrangement entered into as per contracted rates.

(j) Foreign currency transactions

Foreign currency transactions during the year are recorded at rates of exchange prevailing on the date of the transaction. Monetary foreign currency assets and liabilities are translated into rupees at the rates of exchange prevailing on the date of the balance sheet. Non-monetary items which are carried in terms of historical cost denominated in foreign currency and reported using exchange rate at the date of transaction. All exchange differences are dealt with in the Profit and Loss Account. The financial statements of integral foreign operations are translated as if the transactions of foreign operation have been those of the Company itself.

(k) Leases

Leases where the lessor effectively retains substantially all the risks and benefits of ownership of the leased item, are classified as operating lease.

As lessee:

Operating lease payments are recognised as an expense in the Profit and Loss Account on a straight line basis over the lease term.

As lessor:

Assets subject to operating leases are included in fixed assets. Lease income is recognised in the Profit and Loss Account immediately on a straight-line basis over the lease term. Costs, including depreciation and other initial direct costs like brokerage etc are recognised as an expense in the Profit and Loss Account.

(l) Income taxes

Tax expense comprises of current, and deferred tax . Current income tax is measured at the amount expected to be paid to the tax authorities in accordance with the Income Tax Act, 1961 enacted in India. Deferred income taxes reflects the impact of current year timing differences between taxable income and accounting income for the year and reversal of timing differences of earlier years.

Deferred tax is measured based on the tax rates and the tax laws enacted or substantively enacted at the balance sheet date. Deferred tax assets and deferred tax liabilities are offset, if a legally enforceable right exists to set off current tax assets against current tax liabilities and the deferred tax assets and deferred tax liabilities relate to the taxes on income levied by same governing taxation laws. Deferred tax assets are recognised only to the extent that there is reasonable certainty that sufficient future taxable income will be available against which such deferred tax assets can be realised. In situations where the Company has unabsorbed depreciation or carry forward tax losses, all deferred tax assets are recognised only if there is virtual certainty supported by convincing evidence that they can be realised against future taxable profits.

At each balance sheet date the Company re-assesses unrecognised deferred tax assets. It recognises unrecognised deferred tax assets to the extent that it has become reasonably certain or virtually certain, as the case may be that sufficient future taxable income will be available against which such deferred tax assets can be realised.

The carrying amount of deferred tax assets are reviewed at each balance sheet date. The Company writes-down the carrying amount of a deferred tax asset to the extent that it is no longer reasonably certain or virtually certain, as the case may be, that sufficient future taxable income will be available against which deferred tax asset can be realised. Any such write-down is reversed to the extent that it becomes reasonably certain or virtually certain, as the case may be, that sufficient future taxable income will be available.

Minimum Alternative Tax (MAT) credit is recognised as an asset only when and to the extent there is convincing evidence that the Company will pay normal income tax during the specified period. In the year in which MAT credit becomes eligible to be recognised as an asset in accordance with the recommendations contained in guidance Note issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, the said asset is created by way of a credit to the Profit and Loss Account and shown as MAT Credit Entitlement. The Company reviews the same at each balance sheet date and writes down the carrying amount of MAT Credit Entitlement to the extent there is no longer convincing evidence to the effect that Company will pay normal Income Tax during the specified period.

(m) Provisions, contingent liabilities and contingent assets

A provision is recognised when the Company has a present obligation as a result of past events, it is probable that an outflow of resources will be required to settle the obligation, and a reliable estimate can be made of the amount of the obligation. Provisions are not discounted to their present value and are determined based on best estimate required to settle the obligation at the balance sheet date. These are reviewed at each balance sheet date and adjusted to reflect the current best estimates. Contingent assets are not recognized in the books of account of the Company. Contingent liabilities are disclosed by way of notes to accounts.

(n) Earnings per share

Basic earnings per share are calculated by dividing the net profit for the period attributable to equity shareholders by the weighted average number of equity shares outstanding during the period. The Company has not issued any potential equity shares, and accordingly, the basic earnings per share and diluted earnings per share are the same.

(o) Cash and cash equivalents

Cash and cash equivalents for the purpose of cash flow statement comprise cash at bank including fixed deposit (having maturity of less than 3 months), cheques in hand and cash in hand.

(p) Segment Reporting

Identification of segments :

The Company's operating businesses are organized and managed separately according to the nature of services provided, with each segment representing a strategic business unit that offers different services.

Allocation of common costs :

Common allocable costs are allocated to each segment on reasonable basis.

Unallocated items :

Includes general corporate income and expense items which are not allocated to any business segment.

Segment Policies :

The Company prepares its segment information in conformity with the accounting policies adopted for preparing and presenting the financial statements of the Company as a whole.


Mar 31, 2010

(a) Basis of preparation

The financial statements have been prepared to comply in all material respects with the notified Accounting Standards by Companies (Accounting Standard) Rules, 2006 (as amended) and the relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 1956. The financial statements have been prepared under the historical cost convention on an accrual basis except in case of assets for which provision of impairment is made. The accounting policies have been consistently applied by the Company and except for the changes in accounting policy discussed more fully below in note 2(c) are consistent with those used in the previous year.

(b) Use of estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the results of operations during the reporting period. Although these estimates are based upon managements best knowledge of current events and actions, actual results could differ from these estimates.

(c) Changes in Accounting Policies

In the previous year, the Company changed (with retrospective effect) its method of providing depreciation on fixed assets from the Written Down Value (WDV) Method to the Straight Line Method (SLM) at the rates prescribed in Schedule XIV to the Companies Act, 1956 or estimated useful life which ever is higher. The management believes that such change will result in a more appropriate presentation of these assets and will give a systematic basis of depreciation charge more representative of the time pattern in which the economic benefits will be derived from the use of such asset.

Had the Company continued to use the earlier basis of providing depreciation, the charge to the Profit and Loss Account for the previous year would have been higher by Rs. 34.11 Lakhs and the net block of fixed assets would correspondingly have been lower by Rs.34.11 Lakhs. The net surplus of Rs. 179.72 Lakhs and impairment of Rs. 5.94 Lakhs arising out of retrospective recomputation has been recognised in the previous years Profit and Loss Account.

(d) Fixed assets

Fixed assets are stated at cost, less accumulated depreciation and impairment losses if any. Cost comprises cost of acquisition or construction including any attributable cost of bringing the asset to its working condition for its intended use, net of cenvat credit. Borrowing costs relating to acquisition of fixed assets which takes substantial period of time to get ready for its intended use are also included to the extent they relate to the period till such assets are ready to be put to use. No borrowing costs were eligible for capitalization during the year.

(e) Depreciation

Depreciation is provided on the original cost, pro-rata to period of use on the straight line method at the rates specified in Schedule XIV to the Companies Act, 1956, or estimated useful life, whichever is higher. (refer note 2 (c) above)

(f) Intangible Assets

Costs relating to patents and licenses, which are acquired, are capitalized and amortized on a straight-line basis over their useful lives.

Film rights 5

Computer software 6

(g) Impairment

The carrying amounts of assets are reviewed at each balance sheet date if there is any indication of impairment based on internal/external factors. An impairment loss is recognized wherever the carrying amount of an asset exceeds its recoverable amount. The recoverable amount is the greater of the assets net selling price and value in use. In assessing value in use, the estimated future cash flows are discounted to their present value at the weighted average cost of capital.

A previously recognised impairment loss is increased or reversed depending on changes in circumstances. However the carrying value after reversal is not increased beyond the carrying value that would have prevailed by charging usual depreciation if there was no impairment.

(h) Investments

Investments that are readily realisable and intended to be held for not more than a year are classified as current investments. All other investments are classified as long-term investments. Current investments are carried at lower of cost and fair value determined on an individual investment basis. Long-term investments are carried at cost. However, provision for diminution in value is made to recognise a decline other than temporary in the value of the investments.

(i) Employee benefits

Retirement benefits in the form of provident fund and superannuation fund are defined contribution schemes and the Company has no further obligation beyond the contributions made to the respective funds. Contributions are charged to Profit and Loss Account in the period in which they accrue.

Employees are entitled to benefits under the Payment of Gratuity Act 1972, a defined benefit plan. The plan provides for a lump-sum payment to eligible employees at retirement, death, incapacitation or on termination of employment, of an amount based on the respective employees salary and tenure of employment. The gratuity liability and net periodic gratuity cost is actuarially determined at the year end based on the projected unit credit method after considering discount rates, expected long term return on plan assets and increase in compensation levels. All actuarial gains/losses are immediately recorded to the Profit and Loss Account and are not deferred. The Company makes contributions to a fund administered and managed by Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) to fund the gratuity liability. Under this scheme, the obligation to pay gratuity remains with the Company, although LIC administers the scheme.

Liability for long term compensated absences are provided for based on actuarial valuation done as per projected unit credit method at the year end.

(j) Revenue recognition

Royalty income is recognised on an accrual basis in accordance with the terms of the relevant agreement.

Interest income on loans and deposits is recognised on a time proportion basis taking into account the amount outstanding and the rate applicable. Income from investments is accrued when the right to receive payment is established.

Revenue from licensing of motion film/Advertising projects (Event management) is recognised in accordance with the licensing agreement or physical delivery of the motion film/ Advertising projects (Event management), whichever is later.

Interest on income tax refund is recognised on receipt of the refund order.

Income from services is recognised on proportionate basis as and when the services are rendered, in accordance with the arrangement entered into as per contracted rates.

(k) Foreign currency transactions

Foreign currency transactions during the year are recorded at rates of exchange prevailing on the date of the transaction. Monetary foreign currency assets and liabilities are translated into rupees at the rates of exchange prevailing on the date of the balance sheet. Non-monetary items which are carried in terms of historical cost denominated in foreign currency and reported using exchange rate at the date of transaction. All exchange differences are dealt with in the Profit and Loss Account. The financial statements of integral foreign operations are translated as if the transactions of foreign operation have been those of the Company itself.

(l) Leases

Leases where the lessor effectively retains substantially all the risks and benefits of ownership of the leased item, are classified as operating lease.

As lessee:

Operating lease payments are recognised as an expense in the Profit and Loss Account on a straight line basis over the lease term.

As lessor:

Assets subject to operating leases are included in fixed assets. Lease income is recognised in the Profit and Loss Account immediately on a straight-line basis over the lease term. Costs, including depreciation and other initial direct costs like brokerage etc are recognised as an expense in the Profit and Loss Account.

(m) Income taxes

Tax expense comprises of current, deferred and fringe benefit tax. Current income tax and fringe benefit tax is measured at the amount expected to be paid to the tax authorities in accordance with the Income Tax Act 1961 enacted in India. Deferred income taxes reflects the impact of current year timing differences between taxable income and accounting income for the year and reversal of timing differences of earlier years.

Deferred tax is measured based on the tax rates and the tax laws enacted or substantively enacted at the balance sheet date. Deferred tax assets and deferred tax liabilities are offset, if a legally enforceable right exists to set off current tax assets against current tax liabilities and the deferred tax assets and deferred tax liabilities relate to the taxes on income levied by same governing taxation laws. Deferred tax assets are recognised only to the extent that there is reasonable certainty that sufficient future taxable income will be available against which such deferred tax assets can be realised. In situations where the Company has unabsorbed depreciation or carry forward tax losses, all deferred tax assets are recognised only if there is virtual certainty supported by convincing evidence that they can be realised against future taxable profits.

At each balance sheet date the Company re-assesses unrecognised deferred tax assets. It recognises unrecognised deferred tax assets to the extent that it has become reasonably certain or virtually certain, as the case may be that sufficient future taxable income will be available against which such deferred tax assets can be realised.

The carrying amount of deferred tax assets are reviewed at each balance sheet date. The Company writes-down the carrying amount of a deferred tax asset to the extent that it is no longer reasonably certain or virtually certain, as the case may be, that sufficient future taxable income will be available against which deferred tax asset can be realised. Any such write-down is reversed to the extent that it becomes reasonably certain or virtually certain, as the case may be, that sufficient future taxable income will be available.

Minimum Alternative Tax (MAT) credit is recognised as an asset only when and to the extent there is convincing evidence that the Company will pay normal income tax during the specified period. In the year in which MAT credit becomes eligible to be recognised as an asset in accordance with the recommendations contained in guidance Note issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, the said asset is created by way of a credit to the Profit and Loss Account and shown as MAT Credit Entitlement. The Company reviews the same at each balance sheet date and writes down the carrying amount of MAT Credit Entitlement to the extent there is no longer convincing evidence to the effect that Company will pay normal Income Tax during the specified period.

(n) Provisions, contingent liabilities and contingent assets

A provision is recognised when the Company has a present obligation as a result of past events, it is probable that an outflow of resources will be required to settle the obligation, and a reliable estimate can be made of the amount of the obligation. Provisions are not discounted to their present value and are determined based on best estimate required to settle the obligation at the balance sheet date. These are reviewed at each balance sheet date and adjusted to reflect the current best estimates. Contingent assets are not recognized in the books of account of the Company. Contingent liabilities are disclosed by way of notes to accounts.

(o) Earnings per share

Basic earnings per share are calculated by dividing the net profit for the period attributable to equity shareholders by the weighted average number of equity shares outstanding during the period. The Company has not issued any potential equity shares, and accordingly, the basic earnings per share and diluted earnings per share are the same.

(p) Cash and cash equivalents

Cash and cash equivalents for the purpose of cash flow statement comprise cash at bank including fixed deposit (having maturity of less than 3 months), cheques in hand and cash in hand.

(q) Segment Reporting

Identification of segments :

The Companys operating businesses are organized and managed separately according to the nature of services provided, with each segment representing a strategic business unit that offers different services.

Allocation of common costs :

Common allocable costs are allocated to each segment according to the relative contribution of each segment to the total common costs.

Unallocated items :

Includes general corporate income and expense items which are not allocated to any business segment.

Segment Policies :

The Company prepares its segment information in conformity with the accounting policies adopted for preparing and presenting the financial statements of the Company as a whole.

 
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