India: The year of indie films
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.