South Indian Cinema Breaks Records in 2022

The south Indian media and entertainment industry grew 33% in 2022 to record revenues of $3.57 billion, a new report has revealed.

The report covers the film, television, streaming, radio and print sectors across the four language markets: Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam.

The film led the way in 2022, growing by a whopping 96% from $486 million in 2021 to $955 million in 2022.

The biggest hits of the year were “RRR”, “K.G.F 2”, “Ponniyin Selvan: 1” and “Kantara”, which attracted audiences across the country and overseas.

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The report also projects that the South Indian M&E sector will grow by 17% to reach revenues of $4.1 billion in 2023.

South India is setting benchmarks for the nation in media and entertainment, with its rich content, innovation, and talent.

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