The book is addressed to the curious, to the passionate and to students of cinema who will be future film makers. It speaks of Cinema of the 60’s in France and in Kerala where those with a certain audacity and originality changed the course of cinematographic history with innovations in mise-en-scène, actor performance, framing, camera movements.¬ Called Nouvelle Vague in France and Navatharangam in Kerala it was another way of relating a story. There are those who just make cinema and there are those who jostle, undo or transform it. Without the Nouvelle Vague today’s independent cinema – European, American or Indian would not have existed. François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Chabrol, Eric Rohmer, Jacques Rivette and Alain Resnais were the stanchions of the French movement. In Kerala, there were Adoor Gopalakrishnan, G. Aravindan, John Abraham, M.T. Vasudevan Nair…. But the book journeys beyond these two world cinemas to embrace all cinemas in the world by its particular perspective....

Prof. M. Chandrika V. Unni
 An erudite scholar of French language and literature, Prof. M. Chandrika V. Unni spent a major part of her career teaching French at Pachaiyappa's College under Madras University and the Alliance Française, Chennai. Armed with an MA in English Literature, she forayed into the world of French language and literature. A post graduate degree in French from University of Madras encouraged her to pursue doctorate in that language. A course on Film appreciation from the prestigious national Film and Television Institute of India, Pune led her to the doorsteps of award winning film personalities like Aravindan, Adoor Gopalakrishnan and a host of other film writers and persons who were a part of the Navatharangam in Kerala. Prof. Chandrika is currently Head of the Department of French at Dr. M.G.R. Educational & Research Institute, Chennai. She is also actively engaged in the Journal Club and in the Centre of Excellence of the De Novo Courses Department.