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How distribution challenges make it harder for regional cinema to bloom

While movies like Sairat and Baahubali have trained the spotlight on regional cinema in the country, not all languages have seen booming success thanks to hurdles on distribution, piracy

Regional films continue to face distribution and piracy challenges

With films like Sairat (Marathi, 2016) and Baahubali 2: The Conclusion making a mark at the box office, the regional film industry in India has definitely got a boost over the past few years. According to the Ficci EY media and entertainment report, most regional film industries clocked double-digit growth in 2017, and the trend is expected to continue. Having said that, the fragmented nature of regional cinema in the country means that all languages may not, rather will not, grow at the same pace. In fact, experts believe that while the four southern languages and Marathi have ...