Malaysia Movie Industry At New Height
iTimes.my collected some information from FINAS website to conduct a small research. The findings were really shocking and iTimes.my would like to share the findings with its readers.
Since January 2012 till today, there are about 14 Tamil movies has been released. The average collection of all this movie were a mere RM120, 620.36 and if we exclude the top 3 earners, which crosses the RM100, 000, then the average for the rest of the 11 movies will be pathetic, RM32, 435 only. The highest collection was for the movie Maindhan which collected RM732, 505 which is the best collection so far for a Tamil movie in Malaysia. While the lowest only manage to collect RM6, 000 only. This income does not include the distribution rights and DVD launch. However, some enjoy to upload the full movies from the internet. This reduces the number of moviegoers to theatres hence reducing the total income.
The collection will be shared between the producer of the movie and theatre owner in the ratio of 50:50. The role of the producer of a movie is to get the movie out for the fans. The income generated from a single movie is obviously not enough after we look at the statistics. With this income it is impossible for the producer to think about the next movie. Therefore, we should brand them as social contributors.
When we really look into the Tamil cinema industry, it has always been the benchmark for the local legends to make the movies as their reference including P. Ramlee. There are some Chinese has been following for some time too. These movies are now competing with Hollywood movies too. However, the Tamil movies produced in Malaysia is not capable to compete with other language movies. We are way back to be competing with the other language local movies.
Why is this happening? Why the collection is very bad? Who is responsible? The Tamil movies in Malaysia are blamed to not have a good storyline. High quality movie must be produced to keep the industry afloat. The public must get some message from the movie. Producers should be able to produce a movie that caters to the viewers choice rather than making it at their own pace and personal interest.
The connection between producer, director and crews should be excellent in order to acquire the best piece. Fans should corporate by giving their non-stop support to the industry and avoid from watching it in piracy. At the same time, the government should also support the industry by giving privillages so that the local artist and also local industry can sustain.