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How Indian Movie Flix Has Become Popular All Over The World

Published On May 25, 2017 | By venky singh | Movies

India constitutes one-seventh of global population. The number of NRIs all over the world is increasing every day. As they go to places, their cultures go with them these places too! Two things Indians love – cricket and cinema, and of which the second one is finally finding a rooting in the global market. Indian movies have been making their appearances in foreign markets with commendable profits ever since the 2000s.

What Made Indian Films Cut To The Globe

The qualitative changes and the unimaginable reach for the Indian culture globally made it happen. As it began with Indian International Film Festival Awards, Indian films began to export movies overseas to the markets of USA, UK, Canada, UAE, Russia and other East Asian countries. All the Indian Film Industries namely, Bollywood, Tollywood, Kollywood, Malluwood, and more have contributed to the export boom and made up to $2756 million in the first 7th year mark.

Another reason for the ever-rising global reach is the result of the developing technological intelligence in film making. Ramoji Film City at Hyderabad is the largest of its kind and is spread over 5000 acres accommodating technological research in film making.

How Indian Movie Flix Has Become Popular All Over The World

Indian Flix at Film Festivals

International Film festivals like the Cannes film festival have been recognizing the Indian industry’s effort by nominating Indian movies since the middle of the last century with films like Awaara (1951) and Boot Polish (1954). Mother India (1958) was our first nominee to the Academy Awards for the Best Foreign Language Film. That is probably India’s first Magnum Opus that drew world’s attention. Satyajit Ray winning the Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement for his movie PatherPanchali is another milestone achieved in the global arena.

The Gamechanger- Baahubali: The Beginning

From time immemorial, we have had a staggering play at the global market. However, the plates shifted drastically in 2015 when India’s biggest franchise ever,Baahubali: The Beginning’ hit the screens domestically and globally. A film which was to be constricted to Telugu Film Industry, soon turned to be a bilingual one with Tamil making, dubbed into Hindi. Presented by Karan Johar’s Dharma productions and shipped off to the overseas branded to be the First “Indian Cinema” and not a Bollywood cinema. While the makers marveled at the Blockbuster movie travelling up north, this Indian Flix has already begun to make heads turn in the west. This time, not just the NRIs but Native westerners too.

The Record Smasher- Baahubali 2: The Conclusion

The Second and the final part (presumed) of the franchise tied up the loose ends left in the first part and became the address for the several overseas records that it broke. It was released in 9000 screens worldwide as opposed to Dangal which had 6000. In overseas alone, Baahubali 2 opened in 800 screens with Dangal making it to 331 screens. The historic war fantasy film collected over INR 50.7 crores in North America just in two days. In its first week, Baahubali 2 remained the third best runner in the USA. And within a week, Baahubali 2 squashed the 100cr, 300cr, 500 cr clubs and struck the 1000 crore club!

With global attention, a regional Indian film has opened unexplored platforms for Indian flix to perform globally. In 2017, the Indian Film Industry which is over 100 years old has found applause in the global arena. Indian Film Industry is not anymore constricted to the Film Festivals. Now it is a mainstream movie industry all over the planet.

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