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  • | September 2nd, 2013

    While India celebrates Chennai Express, the world salutes Satyajit Ray!

    While India celebrates Chennai Express, the world salutes Satyajit Ray!

    Cineswami reminds us of an important milestone that we missed out in all the hoo haa about Chennai Express’s grand box office record
    We are in 2013. It is still the centenary of Indian cinema, a temporal milestone that India seems to have already forgotten after a brief outbreak of celebrations in May. Ever in search of mindless entertainment, the country is flocking to cinemas to watch the goofily enjoyable Chennai Express. Meanwhile, spare a thought for the late Satyajit Ray, the greatest filmmaker that India has ever produced. India appears to have little or no regard for his body of work, while the world does. Click here to read more