If anyone wants a beautiful insight into the Indian (East that is) culture and view of life I recommend a movie called The Namesake. It is a story that spans two generations and shows the great cycle of life that is at the heart of Indian philosophy.
On a personal note: I usually give a movie twenty minutes to draw my attention. I figure if you can’t create an interesting character or plot in the first twenty minutes you don’t know how to tell a story, which I think is always at the heart of a good film.
Anyway, this one got me pretty quick….