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IFFI: Akshay, Rathore get a taste of 'Koffee With Karan' - India New England

Karan kept aside his tongue-in-cheek humour to have a straight-forward conversation, which primarily revolved around cinema and sports — both fields that Akshay loves, and which are also part of Rathore's dual portfolios as Information and ...

India is a country of storytellers: Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore at IFFI - The Siasat Daily

IFFI is a platform for our young generation to showcase their talent. It is a platform for the international filmmakers to see India and explore the talent that we have,” started Rathore while addressing the cinema lovers visiting IFFI. Speaking about ...

The Festival Begins - The Indian Express

The ceremony began with a tribute to period dramas in Indian cinema. A medley of songs played out, as dancers swayed under stobe lights, making it a spectacular show. Playback singer Shilpa Rao performed a number of songs, from Rabindranath Tagore's ...

Flavours of Indian cinema come alive at IFFI 2018 opening ceremony - The Indian Express

For me, it is sweeter and meaningful because this award is given in India, a country which I have become very much a part of — a country whose people, culture and vibrant and phenomenal cinema I admire. “There is chemistry between nations, and I ...

We can be 'world beaters' in any sector, including film industry: Rajyavardhan Rathore - Times of India

PANAJI: Indians can be "world beaters" in any sector, including film industry, information and broadcasting minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said Tuesday, asserting that the International Film Festival of India is a platform for the young generation ...

49th International Film Festival of India opens in Goa - Doordarshan

It showcases New India through a variety of genres of cinema, including history, action, romance and sports. The state of focus is Jharkhand, with Jharkhand Day being celebrated on the 24th November as part of the festival. The Country of Focus is Israel.

Akshay Kumar, Karan Johar inaugurate 49th International Film Festival of India - see photos and videos - Times Now

On the 49th International Film Festival of India, according to the organisers have welcomed movie aficionados to witness a line-up of over 200 films from 68 countries, reflecting inclusivity and diversity, reported IANS. According to IFFI 2018 Festival ...

IFFI 2018: Bollywood star power meets global cinema - Business Today

By Radhika Sharma Panaji, Nov 19 (PTI) A galaxy of stars and directors such as Akshay Kumar, Karan Johar and Subhash Ghai will descend on the red carpet of the 49th edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI), a high on Bollywood glamour ...

Filmmakers experiment with sci-fi films amid tight budgets, as the genre gathers momentum in India - Moneycontrol.com

Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) considers India as an important market. And, why not. After all, the Indian fanbase for Marvel movies is growing with every new film. Similarly, offerings from the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) are being welcomed with open ...

Hindi film audience now demands something different: Vinod Kapri - Telangana Today

Kapri has a conviction that there's space for such cinema in India now. Recounting the time “Pihu” was screened as the opening film in the feature film category of the Indian Panorama at the International Indian Film Festival (IFFI) last year, Kapri ...

Arun Roy's 'Hiralal' resurrects the legacy of one of India's earliest filmmakers - Scroll.in

The protagonist of Arun Roy's Hiralal is credited with having made India's first advertising film as well as its first political documentary. Yet, scarcely anything is known about the man who is among the pioneers of Indian cinema. Roy's Bengali ...

Azerbaijani Ambassador awarded in India [PHOTO] - AzerNews

By Laman Ismayilova. India's International Media and Entertainment Industry Chamber hosted an event titled "Hindi Cinema Samman Samaroh" in Delhi on November 18. The event aimed to evaluate and reward contributions by renowned actors, directors, ...

MeToo: A Journalism Project Exploring Feminist Resistance in South Asian Cinema - The Citizen (press release)

India's MeToo movement finally arrived, with the media industry hit the hardest. Several actors, comedians, journalists and filmmakers were publicly named for the misogynist behaviour. The movement led to the resignation of a former newspaper editor ...

Pinky Memsaab: Not just a 'pleasure palace' - The Hindu

“I have no qualms in saying that the Indian film industry is technically leaps and bounds ahead of the Pakistani film industry. But, the grit, attitude and creativity towards cinema on both sides of the border remain the same. I was overwhelmed ...

Review: Style of India walks us through the dressing traditions in India from the Vedic Age till now - Hindustan Times

The material culture of dress in India has never been addressed with such a vast sweep, in such a fresh and simplistic way, visually and textually, ranging from ancient temple sculpture to modern cinema and contemporary fashion design. Author Geeta ...

IFFI to kickstart in Goa today; 212 movies to entrall film buffs for 9 days - Mathrubhumi English

Panaji: The romanticism of cinema will engulf tourist paradise Goa as the annual International Film Festival of India (IFFI) rolls out the red carpet for its 49th edition here on Tuesday. The organisers have welcomed movie aficionados to witness a line ...

Rajinikanth's 2.0 is the shortest film in director Shankar's career - India Today

With only nine days left for the release of the ambitious venture, the expectations are soaring since the film marks the first Indian movie to be entirely shot in 3D. Akshay Kumar is playing the antagonist in the film and his character has created a ...

Imax Theatres president on partnering with film studios and 'glocalisation' - The Drum

Imax entered India in 2001 with the opening of Carnival Cinemas Imax Wadala in Mumbai and since then the company has seen growth, with the Imax box office up 16% in the year to date. Imax further strengthened its presence by signing a three-picture ...

Tribal children in Kerala choose Vijay's Sarkar over Rajinikanth's 2.0 - India Today

Thalapathy Vijay is showing all signs of becoming the next Superstar fo Tamil cinema. From churning out back-to-back blockbusters to becoming the favourite of the youth and children, the actor is becoming the hero of the mass. Not only in Tamil Nadu ...

2.0 box office collection: Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar starrer already a Rs 120 crore movie, before its release! - Zee Business

2.0 box office collection: Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson starrer 2.0 is heading for one of the biggest releases in India on November 26. An S Shankar directed film, 2.0 is getting a great response even before its release. The upcoming film ...

The cinema of India consists of films produced across India. Cinema as a medium has gained immense popularity in the country and as many as 1,600 films in various languages of India are produced annually. Indian films have also come to be followed throughout South Asia, the Greater Middle East, Southeast Asia and other countries. Dadasaheb Phalke is known as the father of Indian cinema. The Dadasaheb Phalke Award, for lifetime contribution to cinema, was instituted in his honour, by the Government of India in 1969, and is the most prestigious and coveted award in Indian cinema.

Indian Cinema
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Number of screens 12,000 single screens (2013)
1200 multiplex screens (2013)
 • Per capita 0.9 per 100,000 (2010)
Produced feature films (2014)
Total 1,969
Number of admissions (2013)
Total 1,978,000,000
Gross box office (2015)
Total US$1.6 billion

The cinema of India consists of films produced across India. Cinema as a medium has gained immense popularity in the country and as many as 1,600 films in various languages of India are produced annually. Indian films have also come to be followed throughout South Asia, the Greater Middle East, Southeast Asia and other countries. Dadasaheb Phalke is known as the father of Indian cinema. The Dadasaheb Phalke Award, for lifetime contribution to cinema, was instituted in his honour, by the Government of India in 1969, and is the most prestigious and coveted award in Indian cinema.

In the 20th century, Indian cinema, along with the Hollywood and Chinese film industries, became a global enterprise. As of 2013, in terms of annual film output, India ranks first, followed by Nollywood, Hollywood and China. In 2012, India produced 1,602 feature films. The Indian film industry reached overall revenues of $1.86 billion (93 billion) in 2011. This is projected to rise to $3 billion (200 billion) in 2016. In 2015, India had a total box office of US$1.6 billion, the fourth largest in the world outside North America. Enhanced technology paved the way for upgrading from established cinematic norms of delivering product, altering the manner in which content reached the target audience. Visual effects based, super hero science fiction, and epic films like Enthiran, Baahubali, Krrish emerged as blockbusters. Indian cinema found markets in over 90 countries where films from India are screened. The Indian government extended film delegations to foreign countries such as the United States of America and Japan while the country's Film Producers Guild sent similar missions through Europe. The 2015 epic film Rudhramadevi is the first Indian 3D historical film.

The provision of 100% foreign direct investment has made the Indian film market attractive for foreign enterprises such as 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures and Warner Bros. Indian enterprises such as AVM Productions, Prasad's Group, Sun Pictures, PVP Cinemas, Zee, UTV, Suresh Productions, Eros Films, Ayngaran International, Pyramid Saimira, Aascar Films and Adlabs also participated in producing and distributing films. Tax incentives to multiplexes have aided the multiplex boom in India. By 2003 as many as 30 film production companies had been listed in the National Stock Exchange of India, making the commercial presence of the medium felt.

The South Indian film industry defines the four film cultures of South India as a single entity. They are the Tamil, the Telugu, the Malayalam and the Kannada industries. Although developed independently over a long period, gross exchange of film performers and technicians as well as globalisation helped to shape this new identity.

The Indian diaspora consists of millions of Indians overseas for which films are made available both through media such as DVDs and by screening of films in their country of residence wherever commercially feasible. These earnings, accounting for some 12% of the revenue generated by a mainstream film, contribute substantially to the overall revenue of Indian cinema, the net worth of which was found to be US$1.3 billion in 2000. Music in Indian cinema is another substantial revenue generator with the music rights alone accounting for 4–5% of the net revenues generated by a film in India.