Value of the film industry in India 2013-2024

In the 2019 fiscal year, the Indian film industry was valued at over 180 billion Indian rupees. According to industry experts, it was estimated to reach up to 260 billion rupees by the fiscal year of 2024.

World's largest producer of films

Notably, India has consistently been the world’s largest producer of films since 2007. At the same time, the country is the leading film market in terms of the number of tickets sold. In terms of revenue, ‘Uri’ a military action film, released in 2019, generated over 876 percent of the original cost of the movie. This staggering amount of return on investment ranked the sequel top of the leading movies produced in India in 2019 by return on investment.

Advertising an an additional revenue source

Advertisers in India are aware of the industry’s popularity with audiences and have invested heavily in cinema based advertising. In fiscal year 2019, the revenue generated from in-cinema advertising across India was valued at over 11 billion rupees. All-in-all, the Indian film industry has a variety of revenue sources and with increasing focus on digital and regional languages, the value of the industry is poised for growth.

Value of the film industry in India from FY 2014 to FY 2024

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Release date

August 2019



Survey time period

FY 2014 to FY 2019

Supplementary notes

* Forecast.

Note: One Indian rupee is approximately equal to 0.014 U.S. dollars and 0.013 euros (as of November 2019).

India's financial year begins in April and ends in March. For example, FY 2018 started in April 2017 and ended in March 2018.

Values have been rounded.

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