US based Indian filmmaker Mira Nair is mutedly miffed about how her latest release the ambitious movie Amelia about the first woman pilot , was handled by its distribuors Fox Searchlight. “Yes, the film could’ve been up for at least 5 Oscar nominations. But my distributors had other bigger films to look into.”
US-based Indian filmmaker Mira Nair is miffed about how her ambitious film ‘Amelia’, on legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, was handled by distributors Fox Searchlight. She says it could have got many Oscar nominations and hints at a territorial bias as far as critics go.
India offers potential market and audience for NRI filmmakers. Identity crisis and a confused sense of belonging are not the only factors that prompt non-resident Indian filmmakers keep India on their minds while making movies.