Did you know that in China this year, Secret Superstar – an Indian film about a teenage girl with dreams of being a singer, made on a modest budget of Rs. 15 crores went on to earn more than international juggernauts like Marvel’s Black Panther and Disney’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi? Or that purely financially, there could exist a bigger market for Indian films in China than in India?
Presenting FC Dissect, Film Companion’s new video essay series. On the first episode we look at the history of our films in China and what the recent slew of successes at the Chinese box office mean for Indian cinema going forward.