Example of the influence of big film-making and the new dynamics of cinema.
Imagine a Mahabharata Trilogy or the three Battles of Panipat with top star-cast, solid production value costing 300-500 crores made over a period of 3-4 years and various states of India fighting to 'host' the show. Hmm...maybe far-fetched but that day may not be far.
Read recently that Ghai wants to open (WW) film-school in Haryana and would try to set up an industry; maybe JatWood. Yet....with too much moolah flowing who knows how things could change in the next 10-15 yrs.
Observations on film art : New Zealand is still Middle-earth: A summary of the Hobbit crisis
In a way, it is amazing that a film production, even a huge one like The Hobbit, virtually guaranteed to be a pair of hits, could influence the law of a country–and make the legal process happen so quickly.