Movies are a reflection of our society and in India it is more true than anywhere else in the world. We believe in stories which are closer to life. Bollywood movies are a package where you get to see action, drama, romance, comedy and almost every thing in one movie. They are full of songs and dance sequence. I have been watching movies since my childhood and fondly remember watching 3 to 4 movies a day on the VCR.
English movies were rare releases those days and were generally shown dubbed in Hindi or regional Languages in the theaters. Things have changed now with digital technology coming in and with enhancements in sound it is a pleasure to watch. Whenever there is a big release, we get it the same day in India and Indian movies have global releases too.
Times have changed and things have moved on but the essence of movie making remains the same. A movie to be successful both critically and commercially should have a good story to start with, good actors (not necessarily big stars) and defiantly a good director. I have adored work of directors like Satyajit Ray, Guru Dutt, Mirnal Sen, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Sir Richard Attenborough & Steven Spielberg to name a few. I have always watched a movie from a directors prospective and this is the same essence I wish to bring to my review writing.