Announcing the launch of my new company, GetFilmi
The Indian Cinema industry was born in the 1890s and has produced a wealth of films (now turning out well over 800 titles per year) that often defy conventional genre classifications. The vibrancy of life in India is both represented and made surreal on the Silver Screen and, as the country moves rapidly into the digital age, its means of storytelling is evolving whilst narratives adapt to changing audiences.
Over the past 100+ years, tens of thousands of Indian films have been buried in history because of the typically fast release cycle within India, and poor international distribution. Meanwhile, an ever-increasing number of Indian people are living globally in Diaspora communities and Indian films are becoming more appealing to international audiences of all cultural backgrounds.
GetFilmi (http://www.getfilmi.com) attempts to make watching Indian Cinema online an easy and enjoyable experience. We're a web-based video-on-demand service that curates a selection of films which can be watched online for free no matter where you are in the world!
How Getfilmi Works
To use Getfilmi, people register to become members of the site, and then login from their PCs, Macs or other internet-connected devices to instantly begin watching an unlimited number of films provided on the site.
All of our films are currently free to watch and can be navigated in multiple ways - by category, through our dynamic recommendations (displayed at the bottom of each film), or via the dynamic listing of films by each artist (found on individual film pages.)
Reviews & Sharing
Members can write reviews of the films they watch by typing in comments underneath the description on each film page. All of the films on Getfilmi feature widgets to help members share the films they enjoy with their friends on social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.
Ratings, & Recommendations
Members can rate films on the website by clicking on our star rating system found on each film. Ratings help power our recommendation engine and the more films get rated the more accurate our film suggestions will become.
If you'd like more information about GetFilmi, please visit http://getfilmi.com/contact, where you'll find an email form plus our Press section which has an RSS feed you can subscribe to.