john, i been thinking how i will ever catch up with the amount of cinema you guys have seen! every time i read a review here, i make a mental note. but where on earth am i going to see them, forget surviving long enough! the one i envy the most is wpqx. all of 21 and so much film viewing!
perhaps, you should try some of the "flops". the ones you mention made crores at the box office. one director/producer (the ones he produces also has his stamp) to watch out for is Ramgopal Varma. Like Tarantino, he used to be a video parlour guy, never went to film school, and taught himself to make films by obsessively watching them. Primarily works in three genres - gangster films, fantasy and thriller/horror - with a few road movies to his credit as well. "Shiva", "Satya", "Company", "Kaun", "Rangeela" are strongly recommended if you live to be a hundred He is basically from Andhra Pradesh in south india and began his career in the regional Telugu film industry. "Kshana Kshanam" remains a personal favourite, though I watched it without subtitles and i have only a smattering of Telugu (Indians are compelled to be quadrilingual). So, this one is also recommended provided you find a subtitled copy and live to be 110