50 The Alternative

In 1969, three films signalled the start of Hindi-language Parallel Cinema. To mark the half-century, MintAsia selects films from the arthouse, experimental, indie, Parallel and Middle Cinema movements

BY UDAY BHATIA AND JAI ARJUN SINGH ···········································································

In 1969, Basu Chatterjee’s kitchen-sink drama Sara Akash, Mrinal Sen’s playful Bhuvan Shome and Mani Kaul’s spare, experimental Uski Roti were released. They didn’t have much in common except that they were far outside the mainstream and felt like the...

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