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Movies #9 - Departed, India, Release Dates

India is the most movie-hungry nation on the planet. In spite of one third of the population below the poverty line, the industry has been thriving with the stars treated like gods. Though many don't speak English, Hollywood movies have done fairly well - primarily because of their visuals, production values, well-choreographed action sequences and beautiful white-skinned women. It's understandable when a movie which is aimed at educated audience (meaning not much sex or violence, but a lot of dialogues) gets a late and limited release in India. But what about The Departed?

This IMDb page lists the international release dates for the movie and I don't see India over there. The movie is rated R for strong violence, sexual content and profane language - things that sell in India even if you don't speak English. Moreover the plot involves double-crossing: a mobster in the police force and a police officer inside mafia - the kind of story that people will watch even if it's in a foreign language. When Venezuelans and Latvians get to watch 'The Departed', who don't even care about movies as much as we Indians do, why are we treated like this by the studios?

2 Responses to “Movies #9 - Departed, India, Release Dates”

  1. # Anonymous Anonymous

    Are we really better than Latvians and Venezuelans ?

    Cheers
    Varaha  

  2. # Blogger Prasad Venkataramana

    I haven't come across any cinemas acclaimed from them. But what I meant was that India should be a good place for movie business for Hollywood titles.  

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