The best in Indian cinema, film, TV and music, the Times of America has said.
The magazine, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary, said that India has become a “national treasure” for the country and said it would not stop celebrating the country.
“We know India is no longer a place where movies and television are made or sold, but where there is an abiding love of cinema and music,” the Times said in its annual report on cinema.
“There is an immense appreciation for cinema in India, the first country in the world where the world’s most popular film is the same language and genre as the original.”
“This has become evident in the popularity of the Hindi films, with films being played in cinemas across the country in more than 50 languages,” it said.
“India has become the world capital of film, and we believe it is only a matter of time before its cultural influence will be felt throughout the globe.”
India has seen a rise in its share of global box office over the past decade, but its total box office revenues fell 8.3% to $17.9bn in 2016 from $22.1bn in 2014.
The country’s total box offices were down 8.1% from $34.1 billion in 2016.
In the UK, which had a huge box office success in the past, the total box Office revenues fell to £16.5bn in 2017 from £18.6bn in 2018.
The UK also had a big increase in its global box Office numbers, to £27.3bn in 2019 from £26.6 billion in 2020.