New Delhi: 2012 was widely considered as the year of the revival of the India Independent Film Industry. In the year 2013, we will have to make sure that the Indian Independent cinema movement is taken forward with the same zeal with which it was started. But how do we define an Indie? In the absence of a clear cut definition, any film funded and produced independently without the backing of a studio is an indie for us.
But not having studio funding has a flip side too, as majority of the Indian Indies suffer on the aesthetics front with poor production value (read tacky look), lack of marketing budget because of which many a times a good indie fails to get the kind of reach it deserves.
But times are changing. Multiplexes and distribution chains are now becoming more open to such niche content and at the same time Indie content producers are making an effort to raise the bar when it comes to quality. And we are hopeful.
Here is a list of 11 Indian Indies which I feel is going to create ripples this coming year. This list doesn't follow any particular order....more
01:55 PM, Dec 21, 2012