MUMBAI: About a month after the Indian film Festival was held in Seoul, three Bollywood films will shortly open in the country’s theatres this month with an aim to expand the presence of Indian films in Korea’s film market.
The release of the three films - Stanley’s Tiffin Box, God’s Own Child and The Robot - comes in the wake of a successful year of Bollywood films in Korea.
Ever since the 2009 box office success of Danny Boyle’s romantic drama Slumdog Millionaire, Indian films as well as the term Bollywood have become familiar among moviegoers in the country.
Last year, Rajkumar Hirani’s 3 Idiots drew around 450,000 viewers while Karan Johar’s My Name is Khan had 380,000. This was followed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s romantic drama Guzaarish that drew in 77,000 upon its release last November.