Embracing the Anime Wave: ‘Suzume’ Wins Hearts & Crosses INR 10 Crore at the Indian Box Office


MUMBAI: Released on 21st April 2023 by PVRINOX Pictures in India, Makoto Shinkai’s latest anime masterpiece “Suzume” showcasing hope and restoration, has crossed a whopping INR 10 Crore at the Indian Box Office and became the top Japanese film released in India. “Suzume” was eagerly anticipated by anime lovers, all over the country. It’s the story of a 17-year-old girl, who is set in various disaster-stricken locations across Japan, where she must close the doors causing devastation. With Makoto Shinkai’s unique storytelling and breathtaking visuals, the film has managed to captivate Indian audiences and left a lasting impression. ‘Suzume” is a magical journey that has enchanted audiences of all ages.

In recent times, the influence of anime has extended beyond entertainment, permeating various aspects of Japanese culture. The rise of Anime in India has been greatly influenced by the cross-cultural interactions between Japan and India, where Indian film enthusiasts draw many similarities from their own culture. This has paved the way for emotionally charged movies like “Suzume” crossing record-breaking marks at the Box Office.

Director General of Japan Foundation New Delhi, Mr. Koji Sato, remarked “We are very happy to hear that many Indian people enjoyed the beautiful masterpiece ”Suzume”.

Commenting on the film achieving 10 Cr Box Office, Kamal Gianchandani, CEO – of PVRINOX Pictures said, “We at PVRINOX Pictures are excited to bring this fascinating world of Anime to our enthusiastic movie buffs. The Indian Otakus have welcomed this distinctive storytelling method, colorful graphics, and cultural intricacies portrayed in anime, fostering a greater appreciation and understanding of Japanese culture. We look forward to showcasing more of such exemplary work in the upcoming times.

With its distinct storytelling techniques, vibrant animation, and compelling characters, people of all age brackets are now drawn into the artistic and emotionally titillating world of Anime. Films like ‘Suzume’ have inspired our Indian moviegoers to partake in viewing more varied genres and opening their minds to exploring new-age cinema.


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