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Superhero blockbuster aside, film industry ripe for reboot

Prolific but unproductive industry stymied by infrastructure

Film Industry

Jacqueline Thorpe & Siddharth Vikram Philip | Bloomberg 

A revenge fantasy and a female wrestling drama are smashing box office records in India and abroad, giving the country’s film industry a shot in the arm after a lacklustre couple of years. But in what could be a metaphor for the emerging economy, the industry is a powerhouse struggling to be unleashed. Despite producing more films than any other country, it’s hobbled by a myriad of issues from outdated infrastructure to rampant piracy, generating a fraction of Hollywood’s income. “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion,” has raked in around Rs 15 billion ($230 ...

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First Published: Thu, May 25 2017. 01:00 IST