The stunning fact about Indian cinema on the Cannes Movie Pageant is, every little thing we despatched this 12 months for consideration was rejected unceremoniously.
Whereas the well mannered model of the snub says the content material despatched was unsuitable, the extra easy fact is, they discovered our movies to be crap this 12 months.
Moderately than hanging our heads in disgrace on the rejection, or inversely, defiantly questioning why it makes a fig of a distinction to us whether or not Cannes approves or not, why are we so obsessive about ladies (thoughts you, not males) strolling the purple carpet?
The final week all of the portals and papers in India went on and on in regards to the Bollywood actresses who walked the purple carpet, their robes, equipment, and many others. However what in regards to the movies? What have been Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sonam Ok Ahuja, Deepika Padukone and Mallika Sherawat representing at Cannes other than themselves? The place was the cinema? Final 12 months, Nandita Das took her Manto to Cannes. This 12 months, there was nothing.