Indian Cinema has always been accused of bad filmmaking. Making bad movies for the masses and then profiting from the old toxic cultures and traditions like patriarchy. They have been accused of making movies that are not even near political art. But it was not always like that.
When cinema started in India, directors were experimenting with cinema. They were experimenting with new genres and new styles of film makings. That’s why we have moves like payasa and Apu Trilogy. That’s why we have movies like Mughal Azam and Do Bigha Zameen. And it was political too.
But in the late 1900s, a new wave started. This was the wave of mediocracy. This wave did not give us many classic movies but the movies were made for the masses in a way that the masses made some scenes from that movie eternal and we think the whole is amazing. Movies like Dilwale dulhania le Jayenge, Kaho Naa… Pyaar Ha and many more. But we have seen an increase in niche cinema in these 7-8 years and some new directors have been making good movies or have started making movies that are just amazing. Here are 3 new Indian directors who are changing cinema for good.
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He is one of the new directors of Indian Cinema. He is done two films. First Court, which was released in 2014 and it became an instant sensation among the cinema community. Anurag Kashyap said that it’s so good that he wished to make a movie like this. His second movie, The Disciple was released this year and one of the producers for this movie is none other than Alfonso Cuarón. This movie too puts him in the spotlight. Both of his movies are on Netflix to watch.
Avinash Arun was the cinematographer of Paatal Lok, Hichki, Karwaan, Love Per Square Foot, Madaari, Masaan. He has directed two movies. One is Unpaused, and it’s made under the direction of Avinash Arun with Tannishtha Chatterjee, Nitya Mehra, Raj & DK, and Nikkhil Advani, and its r different separate stories or movies, and all of them have a central theme of loneliness. It was released last year. It was an amazing movie. His second movie is called Killa, which was released way back in 2014 and it was the story about a young boy who is struggling with his friends and his father’s death. It received various praises when it came out.
KONKANA SEN SHARMA:
Konkana Sen Sharma is one of the most amazing actresses in Bollywood. Her range of movie include Omkara, Life in a Metro, Talvar, Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi, Wake Up Sid, Ajeeb Daastaans, and many many more movies. This is just a glimpse. She made a movie called A Death in the Gunj. It’s a quiet and thrilling story about a guy who is lonely and has to suffer alone. She has started working on her next project.
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