The Indian film industry is undoubtedly one of the most well established film industries in the world. In fact, India happens to be the largest producer of cinemas in the world, with around 2500 films produced every year in different languages. Over the last few years Indian telefilms have also undergone huge changes in form and dimension. Telefilms are shorter in length than mainstream films and are generally produced on a low budget. The plot of a telefilm is also less intricate than films and is generally devoid of any digressions.
The latest trends in Indian telefilms highlight a propensity to depict some burning socio-economic issues. One theme that is found to occur repeatedly in Indian telefilms is the theme of gender discrimination. The position of women, especially in rural India, has been in an unbearable state for centuries. With a view to highlight the plight of Indian women most of the telefilm makers in India have decided to make gender discrimination their central theme. Unlike mainstream films telefilms are released straight through television channels and hence are able reach out to a large number of people.
The telefilm industry in India has been on a rapid growth curve especially for the last few decades. The latest trends in the industry suggest that the producers and directors of telefilms would get more and more inclined towards bringing issues like gender discrimination, corruption, moral degeneration and unemployment into public domain. However, it would be inept to accuse telefilms of having a pessimist approach, in fact, they are one of the main mediums of raising public awareness.
Indian telefilms are at par with international productions in matters of merit. Over the last few years a large number of youngsters, most of whom are the graduates of various film and television institutes, have treaded into the realm of making telefilms. This has enriched both the quality as well as the appeal of the telefilms.