DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that Indian cinema is the largest in the world when it comes to films produced? Bollywood, or the Hindi version of Hollywood, has already produced 1,400 motion pictures. However, when it comes to generating money, India only ranks third, behind the United States and China. In 2017, the film industry in India has generated $2.39M. But despite the number, India faces several challenges in the industry. One is that it has a screen ratio of 1:96,300, the U.S. that has 1:7,800 residents. There is also a language barrier that limits an Indian movie to a certain group of people. Films in India are produced in 20 regional languages whereas both Hollywood and Canadian films are only produced in one language.
Bollywood brings 43% of revenue to the cinema of India, while Tollywood and Kollywood (Tamil cinema) make up 36%. But take into account that India is one of the top countries with peer-driven piracy. Take Aadai, which still not on legal streaming services since it's still in theaters, as an example. Anyone interested can find newly released Tamil movies like this online on websites like Tamilyogi. To watch the film from a legit service, one must wait for the film to finish in theaters. Until then, viewers can go to websites to download Aadai online. Piracy is rampant in most areas around the globe. Pirates don't care whether that is a Hollywood movie or a Tamil movie. As long as it can be enjoyed for free, people will still find ways. And it is not in any way helping to nurture the film industry all over the world.