What do think about indian cinema?
"People abroad know Bollywood films as the only representative of Indian cinema. We have failed to promote the other cinemas of the country,"While masala films are being distributed abroad, meaningful films, including those made by regional film-makers, have not been taken across the seas, says Barua.
"Individual efforts are not enough, the government has to play a role in promoting good Indian films abroad," he says.
"Our embassies and consulates should help in promoting our off-beat films, just as embassies in our country promote their films here," observes the filmmaker.
Concurs Rada Sesie, an official from the Rotterdam Film Festival, saying, "people in the ...more