With the drums rolling for the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, the world is ready to witness the extravaganza of the cinematic art form in all its glory. In this issue of India & You we bring you interesting stories from the Indian cinema business. From the current major trends in the Indian film industry, offbeat indie genres gaining prominence, OTT platforms rapidly gaining momentum in the Indian market to the blooming business of Indian films in China, this issue presents before you the changing narrative in the course of Indian cinema.
After years of remaining underground, hip-hop has finally emerged from the shadows and talented young artists use the music to denounce social inequalities, injustices, and conservatism in the Indian society. It was a bold bet but filmmaker Zoya Akhtar took it and won it. The director had also made Luck by Chance, a film that … Continue reading India Moves to HIP-HOP →
The last two years have seen a spate of Hindi films based on key political personalities as well as political incidents in the history of independent India. Quite a few seem to toe the line propagated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose charisma is translating itself into cinematic narratives of hyper-nationalism and toxic masculinity. … Continue reading Reelpolitik →
Indian cinema is making its way into China like never before, with a string of successful films, notably Dangal, Hindi Medium, and Andhadun. Indian producers salivate at the prospect of a market as large and prosperous. When renowned Chinese film director Zhou Maofei watched the veteran Indian actor Raj Kapoor’s 1950s film Awaara (Vagabond), the … Continue reading Indian Cinema in China →