The problem with Indian cinema

'The curtain has fallen on the many splendours of the 61st Festival de Cannes, hot focus of the mind, heart and wallet of world cinema for twelve days. Of nearly 1,700 films that arrived from some 60 countries for the festival's main categories, just 60 were chosen—nothing from India, for the fifth year running. Some Indian filmmakers smirked. Did Cannes matter when so many of them were laughing all the way to the Mercedes dealers? And that, in a single smirk, is the problem.'

- Gerson da Cunha; 'The Cannes Smirk'.


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