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India’s presence on the international movie circuit has grown tenfold.  The Indian movie never had it so good and it’s largely owing to the Indian diaspora.

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Mira Nair, based in New York,  is one director who has been there and done that.  She has to her credit movies like Salaam Bombay, Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love, Monsoon Wedding and Vanity Fair. The response to the movie adaptation of Jhumpa Lahiri‘s The Namesake was positive across the world.

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Deepa Mehta who immigrated to Canada is another example of a thinking director. She has handled controversial issues adeptly. She’s brought to the cinema goers movies like 1947: Earth‘ which was about the Partition; Water about the widows in India and Fire about homosexuality.

Both the ladies have used Bollywood actors as well as international stars like Reese Witherspoon and Naveen Andrews.

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On the other hand, M Night Shymalan, who was born in Pondicherry and grew up in Philadelphia, has worked with some of the biggest Hollywood stars like Bruce Willis, Mel Gibson and Sigourney Weaver. M Night Shyamalan’s movies belong to the supernatural and thriller genres. His movies like The Sixth Sense, Signs and The Village open to an internationaal audience.

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