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When it comes to Indian movies, Bollywood songs and dances are definitely what pop up in people’s mind. “In India, music is part of our culture.” Yes, I still remember the first time my eyes met an Indian movie, Three Idiots – a vivid production with of endless dances and strong rhythms; and that movie says the same. Indian movies, however, are more than dancing and singing, Anurag Basu, the director of Barfi! – last year’s international blockbuster explains, “Bollywood is so much bigger than that. Indian movies are very broad. There are so many languages in the cinema. They are so unique that you have to taste it slowly.”
Parented by theatre artists, Basu grew up amidst the entertainment world; the influence of the upbringing on him is inevitable. Devoted their lives to the stage, Basu’s parents were keenly aware of all the dark sides of Indian cinema, and hence expressed discouragement when Basu, inspired by his father’s passion for movies, wanted to follow their craft. “I love what he does, I really love it.” He never dared to tell his parents his choice of career, which back then was nothing more than a hidden desire. As he waved farewell to school life, he decided to follow his heart and chase the dream.