Heard very good reviews about the tamil movie Thegidi. Some tight deadlines ensured that I didn’t get to watch it the first week of its release. The movie has been acclaimed by the critics. And yet, it is taken off theatres in Bangalore after a week. Now, even if I have time, there is no way to watch the movie in Bangalore (which is where I live).
The system is so screwed up. Providing legal ways to watch a movie is a good start. A netflix-like model for Indians would be a good thing. 2-3 weeks after the movie’s theatrical release, the movies can be released on an online platform where can people can watch the movie. It could be a subscription based model (similar to netflix) or one-time pay and watch kind-of model (similar to google play store and amazon).
Until such reforms are made, innovative films(particularly independent films) are guaranteed to fail in India.