BookMyShow.com is India”s Largest Entertainment Central. It is the smartest and the fastest way to book tickets for the most awaited blockbusters. You can book tickets for Movies, Plays, Concerts and Events. The website has about 10 million daily visitors who have a choice of booking tickets in over 1200 screens as they have over 200 cinema partners. The official Facebook page has over 3.4 million fans and is definitely the largest entertainment central in India.
History and About
About 12 years ago, three long-time friends namely Ashish Hemrajani, Parikshit Dar and Rajesh Balpande went for holidaying together in South Africa. They were having a regular conversation about how the Indian cinema industry is going bigger day by day and how it is entertaining thr Indian audience all across the country. They also discussed about how a New Zealand based ticketing software called Vista has taken over the right to retail and service in India. Then they finally planned of starting their own such India based company, their dream, which is now know as the BookMyShow.com.
A company was established that offered technology solutions to the customers and the business went to new levels under the leadership of Ashish Hemrajani, Parikshit Dar and Rajesh Balpande. In March 2007, they got their first big investment from the Network 18 and the same year in August one of the developer intern buy came up with the name BookMyShow.com for the new company. As in August 2007, India”s first ticketing aggregator, BookMyShow.com was started which is now one of the largest entertainment ticketing portal in India.
The first time they sold over a thousand tickets in a day was the time when a popular band called Scorpions got the ticketing done under the BookMyShow.com banner. Of course, now they sell over a hundred thousand tickets everyday. But that was a memorable achievement for the entire team of BookMyShow.com. The Jai Ho extravaganza held at Kolkata and Hyderabad by A.R. Rahman was another great successful concert for the team of BookMyShow.com that added another feather to their cap.
Next achievement was when they became the official ticketing partners for Kings XI Punjab, Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians. Now they are also an official ticketing partner for Pune Warriors and Rajasthan Royals. They also became an exclusive ticketing partner for the Indian Grand Prix and Formula 1.
The official BookMyShow.com app has about 7.2 millions downloads. They sold about 2 million tickets in the month of July 2012 and more than 4 million in the month of October 2014. They also have a record of selling 1 lakh tickets in day. The maximum number of tickets sold was for the movie Dhoom 3 that was an estimated sale of about 2.2 million. The company was awarded as “The Company to watch out for” and “The Hottest Company of the Year-2011-12” at the CNBC Young Turks Award. They got an investment of Rs. 100 crores from the Accel Partners.