Why Indian cinema is not taken seriously

Naseeruddin Shah has been speaking of why Indian cinema is lagging behind the rest of the world.

“We just don’t make films of an international standard. I really don’t think we make films that can match those from other parts of the world. And I am not referring to Hollywood—we make copies of Hollywood.

“We can’t match the types of films made in Iran for example, Poland, Japan, Mexico or Brazil, Vietnam or Korea. These countries are producing the most incredible movies and we are still plodding on with our boy-meets-girl safe, old formula. That is the reason I think our films aren’t taken seriously.”

Read the full article here: Indian films do not ‘make the grade’

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