Filmmaker: Cinema is who we are, who we want to be

Feature filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee has marked 100 years of Bollywood with his first short film.

The story focuses on a middle-aged man getting his moment of fame playing a bit role in a movie.

Speaking about Bollywood cinema, the director said:

Cinema is who we are and cinema is who we want to be. When you see a Karan Johar romance or an Aditya Chopra romance, you can see what a young man of 1995 was. He's not there in the film but that's what he wanted to be. Similarly in the 1970s or the '40s. Cinema is the history of the subconscious. When you watch films, you get human history from the personal point of view.

– Dibakar Banerjee, film director

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Bollywood celebrates 100 years

Indian director Dibakar Banerjee has marked 100 years of Indian cinema with a short film as part of a Bollywood project by four Indian directors to show what the movies have meant to them.