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NDTV Movies: Onir rues Indie films going through existential crisis.

tamseel hussain
New Delhi, India

Nov 16, 2012 —  Ruing the lack of space for independent films, filmmaker Onir on Wednesday sought government patronage for indie films to co-exist with the mainstream cinema.

"The biggest challenge for indie films today is the lack of space for them. Cinema is not only about entertainment, it is an art that needs to be nurtured. The problem is that we have not been able to co-exist with the mainstream cinema," said Onir.

Participating in a seminar on '100 Years of Indian Cinema' at the 18th Kolkata International Film Festival, he said that the government must build special theatres to screen indie films.