Hindi-Hindie: The Emergence of Independent Films1 min readReading Time: < 1 minute
For years there have been big budget commercial Bollywood blockbusters that have garnered attention and praise from moviegoers and critics alike, yet in the past few years, there seems to be a steady shift toward what was once considered against the grain.
Lately the Indian film industry has seen the emergence of the ‘Hindie’ film, a term that has been created by the Toronto International Film Festival director Mr. Cameron Bailey, using it to describe Hindi films that are low on budget, low on stars.
Box office collections from projects from some of the biggest production houses and names in Bollywood cinema have proven that gloss and glamour are sometimes not enough to get the cash registers ringing.
In fact, the silver lining for Bollywood has been a new crop of independently produced films, directed by new names with casts consisting of fresh faces.