If people of the Western world were introduced to Indian films as full of colors, songs, and dance; they also had a rendezvous with the Indian realistic cinema. For instance, Satyajit Ray’s Pather Panchali first premiered at New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in 1955 and then later it was released in Kolkata the same year. During the 1960s, the Indian government financed some of the independent films based on Indian themes.
The visual magnificence of the entire city is sublimely tantalising. Dhobi Ghaat now seems like a pretence of Mumbai, but That Girl in Yellow Boots shows the city the way we have known it to really be.