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Why half of India’s screens draw a blank? | Mint Explains | Mint

The video discusses the lopsided screen expansion in India that focuses on cities and states with better infrastructure and slants away from states like Bihar, Uttar Pradesh (UP), Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and the northeast. It also highlights the fact that the high cost of real estate is one of the biggest hindrances in building new cinema halls or multiplexes, which is where most major multiplexes would like to house their properties. Due to this, mid-scale, tightly budgeted Hindi movies are banking more on a niche release plan, which completely shuns under-screened markets in the country and instead focuses aggressively on areas where print and publicity costs can at least be redeemed. This leaves significant sections of the audience unable to view these films, and also deprives cinema owners and distributors of returns on films that do reach these areas. The video also mentions how the pandemic has worsened the situation, with the theatre-going audience in India shrinking by over 16%.

24 May 2023
Industry

Ayushmann Khurrana’s ‘Dream Girl 2’ to release on 25 August

The comedy-drama is a sequel to Dream Girl featuring Khurrana that had released in 2019 and ill be helmed by original director Raaj Shaandilya

1 min read2 May 2023
Industry

ZEE5 to premiere Punjabi film ‘Mitran Da Naa Chalda’ on 14 April

Smaller regional film industries such as Marathi, Punjabi and Gujarati are showing signs of recovery post-covid with small-budget movies.

1 min read12 Apr 2023
Companies

Multiplexes pipeline strong in Q1FY24; Bholaa, PS-2, F10, Jawan, and 3 other movies may clock ₹100 cr mark

Brokerage believes the pipeline for multiplexes look strong in the first quarter of FY24 as seven movies are likely to clock the ₹100 crore mark. These seven movies are — Bholaa, Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan, PS-2, Fast & Furious 10, Jawan, Adipurush, and Maidaan.

3 min read29 Mar 2023

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