On India Parallel Cinema

It was a thrilling class for me. Hope it was good for you too.

You have inspired me with the energy you have brought to what is admittedly a love of mine – the unpacking of India. Its a mad country and hugely confronting – but therein lies its magic, and the reason countless people have fallen in love with it and continue to do so. I heard Philippa’s impassioned choice of words about Bollywood. But its usually crass, and worthy of wry smiles in the way you would treat the not so sophisticated. Most films in Bollywood are eminently forgettable. However there are some that can be memorable, though some not so.

I spoke of Shyam Benegal, and here is his complete filmography.

You may find his films in our library, or ACMI. But reviews of his films can be found on the net.