Filmmaker Aparna Sen on Friday lamented the dearth of movies in India showcasing the plight of the marginalised communities and the urban and rural poor.
She said nowadays Indian audiences are receptive to different genres of cinema and the formula-based films no longer satisfy them.
"I have told the young filmmakers why don't they show the stories of the poor, those living in villages, even the urban poor, like the maidservants who work for us. What about them? Why aren't you speaking about the common people, where did the poor go?" she asked during a session at the maiden Kolkata Language and Literature festival here.
"I would like to see films on the marginalised people, those who are invisible citizens and society has no space for them," she said.
Exposure to world cinema has fanned an interest among Indian viewers for content-oriented films, which according to Mrs Sen, is an advantage for filmmakers.