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India: The year of indie films

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Within a decade, Indian cinema went through a significant upheaval. But despite winning national awards and film festival invitations, very few of these films got theatre distribution.

The new wave movement started as a reaction to the Indian commercial films, but it never became the sustainable parallel cinema that critics and some filmmakers had hoped for.

The movement eventually lost its steam and died a slow death as commercial cinema continued to thrive.

Many observers have remarked that 2010 has been a banner year for strong indie films including Yellow Boots, Ishqiya, Udaan, Peepli (Live), Vihir, Love, Sex Aur Dhoka, Harud.

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via Bangalore Mirror

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