For the first time, Bollywood will feature Philippine cinema.
ABS-CBN Film Productions is forging a deal with India’s Global One Studios to adapt the Philippines’ leading movie outfit’s box office hits in one of the world’s largest cinema hubs.
Five movies top-billed by the Philippines’ box office starring Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla will be adapted in India. It is the first time India will show Filipino films. India’s multi-billion-dollar film market produces around 800 movies and sells around four billion tickets.
“We are thrilled to have our movies adapted for the Indian market. It is a welcome opportunity for ABS-CBN Films to share our well-loved and heartfelt Philippine stories and become a source of inspiration for global audiences,” ABS-CBN Films managing director Olivia Lamasan said.
“The Philippines and India share many common values, among which is the strong love for family, that resonate in our films and will soon be experienced by the people of India,” Lamasan added.
The remake of Global One Studios’ top-grossing films slated to be produced includes “Barcelona: A Love Untold,” “Can’t Help Falling In Love,” “Crazy Beautiful You,” “She’s Dating The Gangster,” and “The Hows Of Us,” which was the Philippines’ highest-grossing film in 2018.
“We are happy to be associated with ABS-CBN Films to bring their well-crafted love stories to the people of India by adapting their heartrending films in Indian languages. Family bonding and cultural values are common to both Philippines and India, which are captured seamlessly in their films,” said Ramesh Krishnamoorthy, President of Global One Studios.
Ramesh added that it would be the first time India will remake Filipino films. They are excited to join hands with ABS-CBN to showcase their relationship stories with the same intensity and emotions through their movies.
In a statement, ABS-CBN said the multi-adaptation deal is in line with its pursuit to expand globally by bringing its content across different platforms and continents and championing the Filipino talent in the international arena.
The deal coincides with the 10th-anniversary celebration of the on-screen partnership of Bernardo and Padilla that led to their phenomenal success in Philippine television, cinema, and digital platforms.
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