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As movie theaters remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, film producers in India are turning to online premieres of new releases. (Nikkei montage/Source images courtesy of Amazon Prime Video, Netflix and Disney Plus Hotstar)
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Digital Bollywood: Can Amazon and Netflix save Indian cinema?

Online premieres offer glimmer of hope for studios struggling in pandemic

VIVEK GUPTA, Contributing writer | India

BANGALORE -- Shikha Nalwa, a homemaker from the northern Indian city of Chandigarh, had been looking forward to seeing "Gulabo Sitabo". The comedy-drama starring Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan was expected to be a blockbuster.

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