The simple yet powerful storytelling of Indian films captures the imagination through uniquely Indian narratives accompanied by a rollercoaster ride of emotions.
While some may complain about the longer length of Indian films (generally 2 hours 30 minutes or so), there are many films that offer a well-crafted story that keeps your attention.
More importantly, the stories are told from an Indian viewpoint, exposing western audiences to narratives and new ways of understanding the world. Geopolitical and religious struggles are sometimes highlighted, providing fresh insight and opinion about the world as we know it.
With epic narratives that include the Mahabharata and Ramayana along with a regional history dating back thousands of years B.C., India has much to draw from. Indian film also offers a bridge between eastern and western thought.
The stories told through Indian film may lead you to learn something new and sometimes even challenge your worldview.