On Cinema - Netflix

Tim Heidecker reviews the latest movies in theaters with a special guest.

On Cinema - Netflix

Type: Talk Show

Languages: English

Status: To Be Determined

Runtime: 10 minutes

Premier: 2012-12-04

On Cinema - Cinema of India - Netflix

The Cinema of India consists of films produced in the nation of India. Cinema is immensely popular in India, with as many as 1,600 films produced in various languages every year. Indian cinema produces more films watched by more people than any other country; in 2011, over 3.5 billion tickets were sold across the globe, 900,000 more than Hollywood. As of 2013 India ranked first in terms of annual film output, followed by Nigeria, Hollywood and China. In 2012, India produced 1,602 feature films. The Indian film industry reached overall revenues of $1.86 billion (₹93 billion) in 2011. In 2015, India had a total box office gross of US$2.1 billion, third largest in the world. Indian cinema is a global enterprise. Its films have a following throughout Southern Asia, and across Asia, Europe, the Greater Middle East, North America, Eastern Africa, China and elsewhere, reaching in over 90 countries. Biopics including Dangal became transnational blockbusters grossing over $300 million worldwide. Global enterprises such as 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures and Warner Bros invested in the industry along with Indian enterprises such as AVM Productions, Prasad's Group, Sun Pictures, PVP Cinemas, Zee, UTV, Suresh Productions, Eros Films, Ayngaran International, Pyramid Saimira, Aascar Films and Adlabs. By 2003 as many as 30 film production companies had been listed in the National Stock Exchange of India. The overall revenue of Indian cinema reached US$1.3 billion in 2000. The industry is segmented by language. The Hindi language film industry is known as Bollywood, the largest sector, representing 43% of box office revenue. The South Indian film industry encompasses five film cultures: Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Tulu. Combined Tamil and Telugu film industries revenues represent 36%. Millions of Indians overseas watch Indian films, accounting for some 12% of revenues. Music rights alone account for 4–5% of net revenues.

On Cinema - Malayalam - Netflix

The Malayalam film industry, India's fourth largest, is based in Kochi. Malayalam films are known for bridging the gap between parallel cinema and mainstream cinema by portraying thought-provoking social issues with technical flair and low budgets. Filmmakers include Gopalakrishnan, Karun, Aravindan, K. G. George, Padmarajan, Sathyan Anthikad, Chandran and Bharathan. The first full-length Malayalam feature wasVigathakumaran (1928, J. C. Daniel). This movie is credited as the first Indian social drama feature film. Daniel is considered the father of the Malayalam film industry. Balan (1938, S. Nottani) was the first Malayalam “talkie”. Malayalam films were mainly produced by Tamil producers until 1947, when the first major film studio, Udaya Studio, opened in Kerala. Neelakkuyil (1954) captured national interest by winning the President's silver medal. Scripted by the well-known Malayalam novelist, Uroob (P. Bhaskaran and Ramu Kariat) is often considered the first authentic Malayali film. Newspaper Boy (1955), made by a group of students, was the first neo-realistic film offering. Chemmeen (1965, Ramu Kariat) based on a story by Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai, became the first South Indian film to win the National Film Award for Best Feature Film. The first neorealistic film Newspaper Boy (1955-P. Ramdas), The first CinemaScope film Thacholi Ambu (1978-Navodaya Appachan), The first 70 mm film film Padayottam (1982-Jijo Punnoose), The first 3D film My Dear Kuttichathan (1984-Jijo Punnoose), The first Digital film Moonnamathoral (2006-V. K. Prakash), The first Smartphone film Jalachhayam (2010-Sathish Kalathil), The first 8K resolution film Villain (2017-B. Unnikrishnan) of India were made in Malayalam. The period from the late 1980s to early 1990s is regarded as the Golden Age of Malayalam cinema with the emergence of actors Mohanlal, Mammootty, Suresh Gopi, Jayaram, Bharath Gopi, Murali, Thilakan and Nedumudi Venu. The major actors who emerged after the Golden Age include Dileep, Jayasurya, Fahadh Faasil, Nivin Pauly, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Dulquer Salmaan, Kunchacko Boban and Asif Ali (actor) and Manju Warrier. Notable filmmakers such as I. V. Sasi, Bharathan, Padmarajan, K. G. George, Sathyan Anthikad, Priyadarshan, A. K. Lohithadas, Siddique-Lal, T. K. Rajeev Kumar and Sreenivasan. Art film directors include Puttanna Kanagal, Dore Bhagavan, Siddalingaiah in Kannada; Gopalakrishnan, Karun and T.V. Chandran. K. R. Narayanan National Institute of Visual Science and Arts (KRNNIVSA) is an autonomous institute established by the Government of Kerala at Thekkumthala in Kottayam District in Kerala state as a training-cum-research centre in film/audio-visual technology.

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