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Cinema of India

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The cinema of India or Indian cinema consists of motion pictures produced in India, which has had a large effect on world cinema since the late 20th century.[8][9] Indian cinema is made up of various regional language film industries of India, including Bollywood, which is the biggest film industry of the country.[10][9] Major centers of film production across the country include Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Kochi, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar-Cuttack and Guwahati.[details 1] For a number of years the Indian film industry has ranked first in the world in terms of annual film output.[30] In 2022, Indian cinema earned 15,000 crore at the box-office.[6]

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Cinema of India
No. of screens8,700 (2022)[1]
  Per capita6 per million (2021)[2]
Produced feature films (2021-22)[3]
Total2886 Increase
Number of admissions (2016)[4]
  Per capita1.69
National films1,713,600,000 Increase
Gross box office (2022)[5]
Total15,000 crore[6]
National films$2.1 billion (2015)[7]

Indian cinema is composed of multilingual and multi-ethnic film art. In 2019, Hindi cinema represented 44% of box office revenue, followed by Telugu and Tamil film industries, each representing 13%, Malayalam and Kannada film industries, each representing 5%.[31] Other prominent film industries are that of Bengali, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Gujarati and Bhojpuri. As of 2022, the combined revenue of South Indian film industries has surpassed that of the Mumbai-based Hindi film industry (Bollywood).[32][33] As of 2022, Telugu cinema leads Indian cinema's box-office revenue.[34][35][10][details 2]

Indian cinema is a global enterprise[36] and its films have attracted international attention and acclaim throughout South Asia.[37] Now regional films often get dubbed into many languages, forming Pan-India film. Since inception of Indian cinema in 1913, Bollywood (Hindi cinema) enjoyed the position of top film industry, but in recent years regional industries started giving though compitition to it.[38] Overseas Indians account for 12% of revenue for the industry.[39] Major movie production houses in India are Arka Media Works, Aascar Films, Aashirvad Cinemas, AGS Entertainment, Ajay Devgn FFilms, AVM Productions, Dharma Productions, Eros International, Geetha Arts, Hombale Films, Lyca Productions, Modern Theatres, Reliance Entertainment, Red Chillies Entertainment, Mythri Movie Makers, Salman Khan Films, Sun Pictures, Suresh Productions, UTV Motion Pictures, Yash Raj Films and Zee Entertainment Enterprises.