While most international movies on India tend to romanticise its poverty, it takes a few homegrown directors to capture the essence of its beauty and heritage. The beauty of India, has been capably captured by some ace Indian directors in all its lavishness and opulence. The most recent example was the controversial Padmaavat that turned around nationwide protests and murder threats against its cast and director with quiet dignity and let its content speak for itself.
While the film is not without flaws, its reminds the core values of Indian culture, one of valour, honesty and humility. And there is the depiction of love in all its intensity that only Bollywood can. Intersperse the narrative with classical Indian instruments such as the veena breathing life into pure lyrical poetry, you have magic.