Why Doesn’t Bollywood Produce More Sci-fi Films?

From SyFy Wire

Superhero movies and sci-fi genre films have been dominating the Hollywood movie machine for years. From Star Wars to Marvel movies, these films have been grossing incredible amounts of money, and there’s no end in sight. Their popularity isn’t limited to “blockbusters,” though; in 2016, two of the Academy Award nominees for Best Picture were, in fact, science fiction films. This trend isn’t limited to the United States; after all, the majority of Hollywood’s revenue now comes from overseas receipts. You might assume, then, that non-U.S. based movie markets would be trying to make as many science fiction films as possible. But the strange case of Bollywood tells us otherwise: With the exception of a few high profile successes (Krrish) and failures (Ra.One), science fiction and superhero movies haven’t taken off in this movie market . . . Continue reading

NSF Staff