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Why aren't Bollywood Movies distributed internationally?

Discussion in 'Movies, Music & TV' started by sarahk, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. #1
    If I check the listings for some of our local Independent cinemas I can go and see movies (with subtitles) from a wide variety of countries - but never any of the Bollywood movies that get talked about in this section of dp. They will be edgy, arty, critical successes and rarely a box office hit.

    Surely if a movie is a local success it is worth distributing?
    What is holding them back?
    SEMrush
     
    sarahk, Dec 29, 2011 IP
    SEMrush
  2. JMDomains

    JMDomains Well-Known Member

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    I can't speak for anyone else, but I do know that if a Bollywood films generates enough interest, it is shown at select British cinemas.

    Well this is the case for my local cinema, but as I said, I can only speak for myself :)

    John
     
    JMDomains, Dec 29, 2011 IP
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    Ajeet Well-Known Member

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    I have read Bollywood trade news that lists revenues from territories around the world. At least the most popular movies seem to be distributed globally. But I am sure there are many territories where Bollywood does not reach.
     
    Ajeet, Feb 11, 2012 IP
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    sphere1 Peon

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    Bend it like Beckham is a good one to watch. In fact that is a mix of everything. Not sure if I would call it bollywood.
     
    sphere1, Feb 11, 2012 IP
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    I'm sure, it's not even close!
     
    sarahk, Feb 11, 2012 IP
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    Ajeet Well-Known Member

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    It was a great movie. But I classify it as a Brit film, not Bollywood. To see Bollywood, you need to see Don 2, Agneepath, Bodyguard, Singham, or something like that :)
     
    Ajeet, Feb 11, 2012 IP
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    because I think the audience is less interesting bollywood movies.
     
    ruhan05, Feb 11, 2012 IP
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    I've seen a few movies from Bollywood some of them we're good but the language is already a problem.
     
    sphex777, Feb 12, 2012 IP
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    That is a good question because I haven't seen many, and I hear they are good
     
    prettypinkpetals, Feb 14, 2012 IP
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    No already Bollywood movies distributed throughout world yet some other countries are not distributting
     
    kousar, Feb 14, 2012 IP
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    hash1 Active Member

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    Live in the US and I have never seen a "Bollywood" movie in my life. That's probably because we have Hollywood tho.
     
    hash1, Feb 14, 2012 IP
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    There are not movies like that because no one would be willing to screen them or distribute them if it means losing all their other business from Hollywood. This is after all a business, first and foremost. It is all about the money.
     
    ankushsharma, Feb 17, 2012 IP
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    djana Greenhorn

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    I only hear some movie not many
     
    djana, Feb 17, 2012 IP
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    I hope it is for the best of everyone.. If bollywood movies are distributed internationally just imagine what kind of crap the world audience will have to go through... :D
    On a serious note, it is all about commercial values. The big distribution houses of the world dont see any point in risking their investments. Especially if the competition is with the Hollywood cinema. The bollywood cinema is mostly famous at places with significant NRI or PIO population ... but on a world platform Indian cinema has a lot of catching up to do..
     
    mitali mukherjee, Feb 18, 2012 IP
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    it has many causes but abviously in future they will be great inshallah
     
    zainab783, Mar 2, 2012 IP
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    why "obviously" - what is going to change?
     
    sarahk, Mar 2, 2012 IP
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    Eros International is by far the largest international distributor of Bollywood films.They have 100 agents and 2,000 shops.They also distribute Bollywood Films on satellite t.v.
    The problem appears to be not distribution but popular acceptance.But with shows like "So You Think You Can Dance?" accenting Bollywood dances,John Q.Public in western Europe and North America,are beginning to show increased interest in these films.
    It's up and away for Bollywood films in the future.
     
    Spoiltdiva, Mar 2, 2012 IP