China is welcoming the actor producer’s most recent Bollywood blockbuster Dangal in a record-breaking number of screens today. Subsequent to unparalleled retort to Aamir’s PK at the moment it’s time for Dangal to be released in China. The number of screens screening the movie would be larger than all the screens put collectively in India.
The screen count in India at present stands at 8500 comprising single screens and multiplexes as per the KPMG-Ficci Indian Media and Entertainment Industry 2016. This near to the ground screen density is assumed to be one of the biggest restrictions in the enlargement of the India film industry which produces one of the maximum numbers of movies every year. Aamir Khan is a well-liked Bollywood face in China, especially subsequent to the super triumph of his movie PK, which mint a record of more than Rs 100 crore with a release athwart 4,000 plus screens in the country.
Amrita Pandey, Vice President, Studios, Disney India and the movies co-producer notified media that ‘dangal will release for an Indian movie in any territory’. Ms. Pandey added that’ we are very eager to release Dangal in China. The movie is unique and with a story which has the outlook to travel the world and transcend geographies’.
In china which has more or less 40000 screens, Dangal will release as Shuai Jiao Baba which means ‘Let’s Whistle Dad’. Preceding month Aamir Khan with Nitesh Tiwari, director of the blockbuster movie Dangal were in China to promote the movie which formally opened this year’s edition of the Beijing International Film Festival. On this Pandey alleged that ‘they received a terrifically affirmative response from the audience and trade as well’.
As Dangal is releasing in China at the moment but the actor’s legions of Chinese fans have on the other hand been left distress by the inquisitive decision of China’s biggest cinemas to not show the movie in a good number of its theaters. As per the article posted today on social media account of a cinema writer, commenting that ‘is Dangal suffering a boycott by Wanda?’
As Wanda is China’s leading operator and has added 1657 screens crosswise the country, a present year the number will touch 3000 screens as per the industry experts. Countless comments on Wanda cinema websites have been posted by Chinese film fans inquiring why there were barely any screenings of Dangal. Chinese cinema-goers were left speculating the inquisitive decision, several wondering whether it showed a partiality adjacent to Indian films by Wanda or whether it was for the reason that of a rivalry with Huayi, a company involved in marketing. These left fans especially in smaller towns disillusioned where contrasting in Shanghai and Beijing they might not have choices.