Who controls the Hindi movie business in UK?
Some data collected during my research. This table was generated using data furnished by UK Film Council and it tells you a lot about how much Indian film companies actually make, unless I am missing out something major over here. Few points:
a) In 2004 Hindi films made £4.3 million and in 2005 £3.1 million.
b) these figures can’t be compared with the UK box office figures of Hollywood films.
c) The Indian media narrative of Indian films in UK tends to be a tad overenthusiastic — something akin to an Indian film invasion, which is not the case.
More on this next time.