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Top 10 South Asian films to stream during lockdown

For those confined by coronavirus, our pick of the best movies available at a click

No professional actors were used in the sly and very funny 2015 film "Thithi" ("The Rite").

Indian cinema has few champions among international critics; like K-pop and anime, it is perhaps better loved than understood beyond its homeland. But the classic song-and-dance extravaganza, the most impenetrable aspect of Indian popular culture to outsiders, has been disappearing for close to a generation now.

New mainstream Hindi cinema, often called "Bollywood," is sleeker and more self-conscious. For some years, ambitious producers have even looked to East Asia, in particular to China, as a viable market for their family-friendly, socially conscious fare.

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