– Are we seeing the decline in the imagination factor from our filmmakers?

Indian Cinema, especially Tamil Cinema stands at the moment, and about where we see it traveling in the area called The Filmmaking Industry, and World Cinema. Quite honestly this year we've seen very few films that touched the quintessential mark, and many films have been dissolved from the publics' eyes for various reasons. Films that should never be released at all is being garnered with a blockbuster hit status, and certain films that should have been rightfully noticed and appreciated get lost in the crowd of films made just for business with star value. Of course, the success and end point of films can be determined by the bucks it collects at the end of the day, but here's the real question – Are we seeing the decline in the imagination factor from our filmmakers? Satyajit Ray's art is something that can never be matched with any other filmmakers style and approach over the last 65 years. His artistry was so much respected that legendary American filmmakers like Scorsese and Spielberg rooted and fought for him, saying that the mastermind should be accolade with the highest honorary award – the Oscars, and of course Ray was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Academy Awards. In 1948, a young Ray who then worked for The Statesman as a writer/author wrote an article titled, "What is wringing with Indian Cinema?"