Oscars: How Senthil Kumar’s Qube Cinema changed the Indian film industry

Senthil Kumar and his ventures Qube Cinema and Media Artists Centre have been working behind the scenes silently to ensure the Indian film industry's shift to digital | Image - Eunice Dhivya

Everyone loves the Oscars. It is the one of the highest platforms in the world recognising the best of films across the globe. Thanks to its glitz and gala, every filmmaker and artiste in any part of the world would always aspire to make it to the Oscars, if not win one.

As the Oscars open up its doors to more films from outside Hollywood — as we saw in the 92nd Academy Awards when South Korean movie Parasite won the top honours, and which is part of its being more inclusive — more outsiders are keen to join the race.

For Indians, the Academy Awards are the epitome of filmmaking. Except a very few Indians and Indian films, not many have had a chance to make it to the Oscars.

It is against this backdrop that the Oscar committee’s invitation to V Senthil Kumar, co-founder of Chennai-based Qube Cinema and one of the foremost experts in media technology in India, to be a member-at-large is seen as an achievement in itself.

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