By DANIEL HAYESThe Indiewire team • Indiewires | April 12, 2019 4:29pm ETIt was the first time India’s film industry had taken the spotlight for its lack of talent.
And it was a moment that could be summed up by a tweet by actor-director Arun Jaitley.
“You can’t do much better than this,” he tweeted.
“It’s indian, it’s Indian, and it’s indigo.”
Indiewire, The New York Times’ video streaming platform, is the most visited site for film fans worldwide.
But with more than half of the world’s top-grossing films on Indiewores, India has become the epicenter of a thriving film industry that has seen its numbers explode in recent years.
The number of films being shown on Indiviews alone has increased by more than 100% since the site launched in 2014, and now accounts for more than one-third of all cinema-goers worldwide.
Indiewires, which is owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, was founded by a group of former film industry professionals who have made a name for themselves through their films like the hugely popular The Great Gatsby and the award-winning Mad Max: Fury Road.
They have also made a mark with the indelible tagline of being “the best source for indie films anywhere,” and their films, including the 2017 release The Rajamouli Diaries, have received more than 70 awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.
The company also recently partnered with Sundance Film Festival to bring a selection of films from its platform to the festival for viewing.
“I’ve always been a big believer in the power of the medium, and I always thought it was important for us to have something that was as accessible as possible to anyone, and that was one of the things that got us interested in Indiewore,” said Sankar Patel, a senior editor at The New Yorker and Indiewinds, who co-authored a biography of Jaitly, The Princess Bride.
“We really have a love for the medium and I think that the indigo is an appropriate label for a place like India that has this incredible tradition of making films.”
India has a long and storied history of making movies, from the earliest days of Indian cinema to the present.
Films like the legendary Dhanush and The Princess of Lanka were made by filmmakers who made the first films to be shown in theatres, while the country has been the home of some of the most important and successful films of the 20th century.
The country’s movie history also stretches back to the 1920s, with films like Panchavati and Vadodara being made by actors like Bapu Rani and Kamal Haasan, as well as by actors such as Gaurav Gadgil, Bishnu Rai and Arjun Kapoor.
The Indiewired list includes more than 40 films by the likes of Kannan Kumar, Pritam Jagan, Arundhati Roy, Priyanka Chopra, Gopalakrishnan, Suresh Kataria, Rakesh Ranganathan, Ravi Shankar and Saravanan.
The company also has a reputation for producing some of India’s most iconic films.
Among them is the 2014 film The Bollywood Movie, which was made by Bollywood superstar and director Aamir Khan.
And the 2017 film The Queen of Versailles, which starred Priyank Joshi and Sajid Khan.
Indiewise also has an archive of films by B-sides like Bollywood songs, Bollywood shorts and films from Hindi movies, including The Wedding of Jahan Giri.
“Indiewore is one of those places where you can just go in and see the films on the screen and feel that they have been made here,” Patel said.
“That’s what’s so great about Indiewovies.
They give you a sense of being able to feel like you’re in the film, even if it’s not the film itself.”
The Indiwire team also has films from films like The Great Game and The Lion King, which have earned the company accolades, including being nominated for best animated feature at the Cannes Film Festival in 2016.
But the company also makes films that are not just films made in India but also features the stories of real people, like The Babadook, The Royal Garden and Kumbh Mela.
It has made films from a wide range of genres, including dramas, comedies, action films and horror.
In recent years, India’s cinema industry has seen a boom in foreign films that showcase India’s rich cultural diversity, and the popularity of indigo films like this film, The Rajammouli Diary, is a testament to this.The