NEW DELHI: PVR Cinemas, the largest cinema exhibition company in India, announces the opening of the PVR Oscar Film Festival in India, starting from 31st January till 6th February 2014. With this endeavor, PVR brings globally acclaimed movies which have been nominated for this year’s Academy Awards to the nine cities in India including Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Pune, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad and Kochi.
PVR has always aimed to give the best to its audience by offering world class cinema. This year, besides bringing movies like ‘American Hustle’, 'The Wolf of the Wall Street', ‘12 years a Slave’ which have received major nominations at the Oscars, PVR cinemas will also showcase ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ and ‘August Osage County’ at the OSCAR Film Festival almost a month before the scheduled theatrical release of these two films in India.
Talking about the festival, Mr. Sanjeev Kumar Bijli, Joint Managing Director, PVR Ltd, said, “PVR has consistently worked towards offering the best cinema experience to the Indian audience. People from the film fraternity as well the audience look up to the Academy Awards for the quality cinema that it entails. Keeping up with our promise we are very excited to host PVR Oscar Film Festival in India.”
The Oscar Film Festival by PVR is hosted to keep the cities entertained with movies of immense action and drama. The multiplex is expected to witness heavy footfalls with movie connoisseurs excited for their favorite movies.
About PVR Limited
PVR is the largest and the most premium film entertainment company in India. It is listed as India’s Most Trusted and Most Attractive brand – The Brand Trust Report, 2013 in the Category of Entertainment and Display. PVR is currently amongst the top 10 cinema companies in the world with respect to the terms of admissions per screen, entering the World Economic Forum's List of Fastest-Growing 'Global Growth Companies'. The brand currently operates a cinema circuit comprising 408 screens in 95 cinemas spread across 39 cities in India.
The company acquired the Cinemax properties in 2012 and currently serves 65 million patrons at PAN India level. From PVR’s Gold Class and Mainstream Cinemas to Director’s Cut, PVR has made exceptional technology like the IMAX® and the ECX (Enhanced Cinema Experience) accessible to its audience. PVR as a brand is known for cultivating and spreading international movie culture countrywide and supports independent filmmakers under the banner of ‘Directors Rare’.
PVR Ltd, the integrated ‘film and retail brand’ has PVR Cinemas as its major subsidiary. Its other two subsidiaries are PVR Leisure and PVR Pictures. PVR Leisure focuses on rolling out F&B and retail entertainment concepts. It’s one of a kind venture, ‘PVR BluO’ is the largest bowling chain in India comprising of 135 cosmic bowling lanes which spreads across 6 centers. PVR Leisure’s first casual dining concept ‘Mistral’ is another venture that offers patrons a high quality experience. Adding to the portfolio, PVR Pictures has been a prolific distributor of non-studio/ independent international films in India for many years.
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