Cinevista Ltd Directors Report.


Your Directors have pleasure in submitting the Twenty Third Annual Report of your Company together with the Audited Accounts for the year ended 31st March, 2020.


(Rs. in lacs)

2019-20 2018-19
Income from Operations 2255.00 4059.29
Operating Expenditure 2037.37 3590.37
Depreciation and Amortisation 94.50 104.54
Operating Profit 123.13 364.38
Other Income 9.82 21.80
Profit before Finance Costs 132.95 386.18
Finance Costs 437.13 475.26
Profit after Finance Costs but before Tax (304.18) (89.08)
Tax Expenses 2.92 1.51
Net Profit / Loss After Tax (307.10) (90.59)

Financial and Operational Review:

The Company has earned a gross income of Rs. 2255 lakh for the financial year 2019-20, as compared to Rs. 4059.29 lakh in the previous year, recording a decrease of Rs 1804.29 lakh.

The Company has incurred the net losses of Rs. 307.10 lakh for the year as compared to net losses of Rs. 90.59 lakh in the previous year.

Interest expenditure for the year under review has marginally decreased by Rs. 38.13 lakh as compared to the previous year. Depreciation during the year has recorded a marginal decrease by Rs. 10.04 lakh as compared to the previous year.

Earnings per share have been NIL for the current year as well as for the previous year.


The Companys paid up capital is Rs. 11,48,72,950 with accumulated Reserves & Surplus of Rs. 47,46,61,060/-

There was no public issue, rights issue, bonus issue or preferential issue, etc. during the year under review. The Company has not issued shares with differential voting rights or sweat equity shares. It has not granted any stock options.

Transfer / Transmission of shares

The Company has complied with all necessary compliances as required under SEBI (Prohibition of Insider Regulations) and Listing Regulations, 2015

3. changes in capital structure

There has been no change in the capital structure during the year under review. There was no public issue, rights issue, bonus issue or preferential issue, etc. during the year under review. The

Company has not issued shares with differential voting rights or sweat equity shares. It has not granted any stock options.


The amounts decreased in the reserves during the year on account of the losses are Rs.307,10,095.14 as compared to the previous year decrease on account of losses Rs. 9,059,077.60.


On account of heavy losses, Your Directors do not propose any dividend for the year ended 31st March, 2020.


Towards the end of the financial year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared Covid-19 a pandemic and the outbreak, which infected millions, has resulted in deaths of a significant number of people globally. Covid-19 is seen having an unprecedented impact on people and economies worldwide.

The Company is taking all necessary measures in terms of mitigating the impact of the challenges being faced in the business. The Company is working towards being resilient in order to sail through the current situation. It is focused on controlling the fixed costs, maintaining liquidity and closely monitoring the supply chain to ensure that the manufacturing facilities operate smoothly.

The Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India on March 24, 2020 notified the first ever nationwide lockdown in India to contain the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic. With the Covid-19 pandemic impacting people across the globe, socially and economically, your Company also witnessed severe disruption in its operations, which tapered the annual performance of your Company.

The Company operates its business in conformity with the highest ethical and moral standards and employee centricity. In view of the outbreak of the pandemic, the Company undertook timely and essential measures to ensure the safety and well-being of its employees. The office based employees were allowed to work from home by providing adequate digital and other assistance. The Company observed all the government advisories and guidelines thoroughly and in good faith.

7. particulars of loans, guarantees or investments

The details of loans or guarantees given by the Company and any investments made by the Company is given in the notes to the Accounts forming part of the financial statements


The Company has an Internal Control System, commensurate with the size, scale and complexity of its operations. The scope and authority of the Internal Audit function is defined and to maintain its objectivity and independence, the Internal Audit function reports to the Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Board.

The Internal Auditor monitors and evaluates the efficacy and adequacy of internal control system in the Company, its compliance with operating systems, accounting procedures and policies of the Company.

Based on the report of internal audit function, process owners undertake corrective action in their respective areas and thereby strengthen the controls. Significant audit observations and recommendations along with corrective actions thereon are presented to the Audit Committee of the Board.

The internal financial controls with reference to the financial statements were adequate and operating effectively


As mandated by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, the financial statements for the year ended on March 31,2020 has been prepared in accordance with the Indian Accounting Standards (Ind AS) notified under Section 133 of the Companies Act, 2013 read with the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014 as amended from time to time. The estimates and judgements relating to the Financial Statements are made on a prudent basis, so as to reflect in a true and fair manner, the form and substance of transactions and reasonably present the Companys state of affairs, profits and cash flows for the year ended March 31,2020. The Notes to the Financial Statements adequately cover the standalone and consolidated Audited Statements and form an integral part of this Report.


As per the provisions of Section 152 of the Companies Act, 2013, Mrs. Jyoti Motwani, Director of the Company retires by rotation at the ensuing Annual General Meeting and being eligible offers herself for reappointment. The Board recommends her re-appointment.

The brief resume and other details of the directors seeking reappointment as required under regulation 36(3) of the SEBI (Listing Obligations & Disclosures Requirement) Regulation 2015 are provided in the Notes of the Notice forming part of the Annual Report.

Board Evaluation

Pursuant to the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 and the Listing Regulations, the Board has carried out an evaluation of its own performance, the directors individually as well as the evaluation of the working of its Audit, Remuneration and other Committees. The manner in which the evaluation has been carried out has been explained in the Corporate Governance Report.

Declaration by Independent Directors

Mrs. Sulochana Talreja, Mrs. Renu Anand and Mr. Niranjan Shivdasani, Independent Directors of your Company have declared to the Board of Directors that they meet the criteria of Independence as laid down in Section 149(6) of the Act and Regulations 16(1)(b) and 25(8) of the Listing Regulations and there is no change in the status of their Independence and have confirmed that they are not aware of any circumstance or situation which exists or may be reasonably anticipated that could impair or impact their ability to discharge their duties.

number of meetings of the board

The details of the number of meetings of the Board held during the Financial Year 2019-20 forms part of the Corporate Governance Report.


The Board of Directors have the following Committees:

1. Audit Committee

2. Nomination and Remuneration Committee

3. Committee of Directors (Stakeholders Relationship Committee)

4. Corporate Social Responsibility Committee.

5. Risk Management Committee

The details of the Committees along with their composition, number of meetings and attendance at the meetings are provided in the Corporate Governance Report.


The Board in consultation of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of the Company has formulated the various policies relating to the terms of Appointment of Independent directors, details on familiarization programs and criteria of payments to Non-Executive Directors and the same has been posted on the Companys website


All related party transactions that were entered into during the financial year were on arms length basis and were in the ordinary course of the business. There are no material significant related party transactions made by the company with Promoters, Key Managerial Personnel or other designated persons which may have potential conflict with interest of the company at large. The Company has taken necessary approval from shareholders & Audit Committee for all related parties transactions. The details of the same are given in the notes to Accounts forming part of the financial statements.

The Company has adopted Related Party Transactions Policy which is displayed on website of Company

The particulars of contracts or arrangements with related parties are required under Section 134(3) (h) is prescribed Form AOC - 2 are annexed herewith as an ‘Annexure A to this Report.


The Board of Directors has approved a Code of Conduct which is applicable to the Members of the Board and all employees in the course of day to day business operations of the company. The Code has been posted on the Companys website

All the Board Members and the Senior Management personnel have confirmed compliance with the Code. All Management Staff were given appropriate training in this regard.


The detailed Analysis of the Operating performance of the Company for the year, the state of affairs and the key changes in the operating environment has been included in the Management Discussion and Analysis section which forms an integral part of this Report and is set out as separate section to this Annual Report.


Your Company believes that Corporate Governance is an application of the best management practices, compliances of law in true spirit and adherence to ethical standards for effective management and distribution of wealth and discharge of social responsibility for sustainable development of all stakeholders.

Your Company is committed to maintaining the highest standards of Corporate Governance and adhering to the Corporate Governance requirements as set out by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). All Board members and Senior Management Personnel have affirmed compliance with the Code of Conduct for the year 2019-20.

A declaration to this effect signed by the Managing Director & CEO of the Company is contained in this Annual Report.

A section on Corporate Governance along with a certificate from Secretarial Auditors confirming compliance of conditions of Corporate Governance as stipulated under Regulation 34 of SEBI (Listing Obligations & Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 is annexed and forms part of the Directors Report.


In accordance with Regulation 17(8) of SEBI (Listing Obligations & Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 pertaining to corporate governance norms, Mr. Sunil Mehta, CEO and Managing Director and Mr. K.B.Nair, CFO, have certified, inter-alia, on review of financial statements and establishing and maintaining internal controls for the financial reporting for the year ended March 31,2020, The said certificate forms an integral part of the Annual Report.


In terms of Section 134 of the Companies Act, 2013, the directors would like to state that:

i) In the preparation of the annual accounts, the applicable accounting standards have been followed.

ii) The directors have selected such accounting policies and applied them consistently and made judgments and estimates that were reasonable and prudent so as to give a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the Company at the end of the financial year and of the profit or loss of the Company for the year under review.

iii) The directors have taken proper and sufficient care for the maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of this Act for safeguarding the assets of the Company and for preventing and detecting fraud and other irregularities.

iv) The directors have prepared the annual accounts on a going concern basis.

v) The directors had laid down internal financial controls to be followed by the company and that such internal financial controls are adequate and were operating effectively.

vi) The directors had devised proper system to ensure compliance with the provisions of all applicable laws and that such system were adequate and operating effectively.

18. subsidiaries

The Wholly Owned Subsidiary in U.S.- Video Vista, Inc has been liquidated on 12th December, 2018. The Company has complied with necessary reporting requirements under Automatic Route of Overseas Direct Investment Regulations of Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) and is awaiting taking on record of the said disinvestment by liquidation by Reserve Bank of India. However, due to lockdown situation, the company is facing difficulties in completing procedural formalities due to the closure of the various offices. The Company is taking all possible measures to complete the same expeditiously.

The Company will make available the Annual Accounts of the subsidiary companies and the related detailed information upon request by any member of the Company and its subsidiaries interested

in obtaining the same. Further, the Annual Accounts of the subsidiaries would also be available for inspection by any member at the Registered Office of the Company and at the Office of the respective subsidiary companies, during working hours.

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 129(3) of the Act read with Rule 5 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014 (as amended), a statement containing the salient features of Financial Statements of the aforesaid Subsidiaries (including highlights of their performance and contribution to the overall performance of the Company) has been provided in Form AOC-1 which forms part of this Report and are annexed herewith as an ‘Annexure B to this Report.

The Audited Consolidated Financial Statements (CFS) of your Company for the financial year ended March 31, 2020, prepared in compliance with the provisions of Ind AS 27 issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and notified by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), Government of India also form part of this Annual Report.

The holding as well as subsidiary companies in question shall regularly file such data to the various regulatory and Government authorities as may be required by them.


Your Company has not accepted any deposits within the meaning of Section 73 of the Companies Act, 2013 and the Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules, 2014.


In terms of the provisions of Section 139 of the Act read with provisions of the Companies (Audit and Auditors) Rules, 2014 (as amended), M/s Chaturvedi & Patel, Chartered Accountants (Firm Reg No: 121351 W) was appointed as the Auditors of the Company for a consecutive period of 5 (five) years from conclusion of the 22nd AGM held in the year 2019 until conclusion of the 27th AGM of the Company scheduled to be held in the year 2024.

Your Company has received a certificate from M/s Chaturvedi & Patel, Chartered Accountants confirming their eligibility to continue as the Auditors of the Company in terms of the provisions of the Act and the Rules framed thereunder and also a copy of the certificate issued by the Peer Review Board (ICAI) as required under Regulation 33 of the Listing Regulations.

The reports given by the Auditors on the Standalone and Consolidated Financial Statements of the Company for the financial year ended March 31, 2020 form part of this Annual Report and there is no qualification, reservation, adverse remark or disclaimer given by the Auditors in their Reports. The Auditors of the Company have not reported any fraud in terms of the second proviso to Section 143(12) of the Act.

Pursuant to the amendments made to Section 139 of the Companies Act, 2013 by the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017 effective from May 7, 2018, the requirement of seeking ratification of the Members for the appointment of the Statutory Auditors has been withdrawn from the Statute. Hence the resolution seeking ratification of the Members for continuance of their appointment at this AGM is not being sought.

With reference to point 3(c) of the Annexure A of the Standalone Auditors Report, the Company has demanded the amount outstanding from the companies, firms or other parties listed in register

maintained under Section 189 of the Act. However, such companies being non-operational & with no running business, they dont have sufficient funds to repay the same to M/s. Cinevista Ltd. However, we are taking all reasonable steps & efforts to recover the outstanding amount.


There was no instance of fraud during the year under reivew, which required the Statutory Auditors to report to the Audit Committee and / or Board under Section 143(12) of Act and Rules framed thereunder.


Pursuant to provisions of section 204 of the Companies Act, 2013 and The Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014 the company has appointed M/s. Yogesh D. Dabholkar and Co., Practicing Company Secretary to undertake the Secretarial Audit of the Company. The Secretarial Audit Report for the year 2019-20 as issued by him in the prescribed form MR-3 is annexed herewith as ‘Annexure C to this Report.

As directed by Securities & Exchange Board of India, (SEBI) secretarial audit is being carried out at the specified period by the Practicing Company Secretary. The findings of the secretarial audit were entirely satisfactory.

The explanations with regards to the observations made by the Secretarial Auditor are as follows:

1. The Company has submitted financial results for the quarter ended June, September and December 2019 as required under Regulation 33 of LODR. However, the Company would resubmit the financial results with the stock exchanges after making changes and providing the necessary details as required by them.

2. The Company has submitted Consolidated Cash Flow for the Half year ended 30th September, 2019 to the BSE and NSE under regulation 33(3)(g) of SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015.

3. The Board of Directors of the Company in consultation with the Audit Committee has appointed M/s. Chaturvedi & Patel for the FY 2018-19 in the Board Meeting held on 30th May, 2019 subject to the approval of the shareholders in the forthcoming AGM. Therefore, the Audit report for quarter ended June 2019 submitted under regulation 33(3)(C)(i) of SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 to Stock Exchange was provided by M/s. Chaturvedi & Patel, Chartered Accountants.

4. The Company has altered code as mention in regulation 9(1) as per revised provisions of Schedule B of PIT Regulation, 2015.

5. The Company has not closed its trading window as per latest amendment circular issued by BSE and NSE. However, there is no trading of securities done by Designated Employees and their Immediate Relatives during that period.

There are no qualification in Secretarial Audit Report made in the Report read together with relevant notes thereon are self-explanatory and hence, do not call for any further comments under the Companies Act, 2013.


During the year under review, the Company has duly complied with the applicable provisions of the Revised Secretarial Standards on Meetings of the Board of Directors (SS-1) and General Meetings (SS-2) issued by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI).

The Company is in compliance with the same.


The Extract of Annual Return as per Section 92(3) of the Companies Act, 2013 and Rule 12(1) of the Companies (Management and Administration) Rules, 2014 is set out in ‘Annexure D forming part of this report. The Annual Return referred to in Section 92(3) of the Act will be uploaded on the website of the Company at


Risk management is embedded in your Companys operating framework. Your Company believes that managing risks helps in maximizing returns. The Companys approach to addressing business risks is comprehensive and includes periodic review of such risks and a framework for mitigating controls and reporting mechanism of such risks. Pursuant to section 134 (3) (n) of the Companies Act, 2013 & the Listing Regulations, the company has constituted a business risk management committee. The details of the committee and its terms of reference are set out in the corporate governance report forming part of the Directors report.

25. prevention of insider trading

The Company has adopted a Code of Conduct for Prevention of Insider Trading with a view to regulate trading in securities by the Directors and designated employees of the Company. The Code requires pre-clearance for dealing in the Companys shares and prohibits the purchase or sale of Company shares by the Directors and the designated employees while in possession of unpublished price sensitive information in relation to the Company and during the period when the Trading Window is closed. The Board is responsible for implementation of the Code.

All Board Directors and the designated employees have confirmed compliance with the Code.

The Code of Conduct for Prevention of Insider Trading is displayed on website of Company www.


In terms of provisions of Section 177 of the Act and Rules framed thereunder read with Regulation 22 of the Listing Regulations, your Company has a vigil mechanism in place for the Directors and Employees of the Company through which genuine concerns regarding various issues relating to inappropriate functioning of the organization can be raised.


The Board of Directors has framed a policy which lays down a framework for selection and remuneration of Directors, Key Manageral Personal (KMP) and Senior Management of the Company. The Nomination and Remuneration policy is available on the website of the Company


The Company is conscious of the importance of environmentally clean and safe operations. The Companys policy requires conduct of operations in such a manner so as to ensure safety of all concerned, compliances of environmental regulations and preservation of natural resources.


Your Company is committed to provide and promote safe and healthy environment to all its employees without any discrimination. During the year under review, there was no case filed

pursuant to The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.


Conservation of Energy & Technology Absorption

Considering the nature of the business of the Company, the particulars required to be furnished pursuant to the provisions of Section 134(3)(m) of the Act read with Rule 8 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014 (as amended) and Companies (Disclosure of Particulars in the Report of Board of Directors) Rules, 1988 relating to the Conservation of Energy and Technology Absorption are not applicable.

Foreign exchange earnings and outgo

Foreign Exchange Earnings have been Rs. 1.41 Lacs as compared to the previous year which amount to Rs. 4.40 Lacs and Foreign Exchange Outgo for current year is Rs.NIL as compared to previous year which was also Rs. NIL.

Particulars of employees

The information required pursuant to Section 197(12) read with rule 5(1) of the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014 in respect of employees of the Company, will be provided upon request. In terms of Section 136 of the Act, the reports and accounts are being sent to the members and others entitled thereto, excluding the information on employees particulars which is available for inspection by the members at the Registered office of the company during business hours on working days of the company up to the date of ensuing Annual General Meeting. If any member is interested in inspecting the same, such member may write to the company secretary in advance.

31. non-applicability of maintenance of cost records

The Central Government has not prescribed the maintenance of cost records under Section 148(1) of the Act and Rules framed thereunder with respect to the Companys nature of business


Statements in the Annual Report, particularly those which relate to Management Discussion and Analysis may constitute forward looking statements within the meaning of applicable laws and regulations. Although the expectations are based on the reasonable assumption, the actual results might differ.


Your Directors thank the viewers, suppliers, bankers, Financial Institutions, Central and State Governments and Shareholders for their consistent support to the Company. The Directors also sincerely acknowledge the significant contributions made by all the employees for their dedicated services to the company. The ownership and responsiveness shown by all the stakeholders is unparalleled and is a testimony of the spirit of this great organization.

For and on behalf of the Board Cinevista Limited
Place: Mumbai Prem Krishen Malhotra
Date: 31st July, 2020 Chairman