A book or a movie is a great way to understand a country, it's culture, it's history and even it's people. They provide a small amount of transparency into the lives and way of living of a place. You can learn the language a little, understand their geography and also get an idea about their beliefs and traditions through movies and books. These provide an insight into the history, the affect of war and past and current situations of a country. And even if you are not exactly travelling to that place, it's always fun to watch new movies, understand a different culture from your own, via a medium that is easily accessible and definitely easier on the pocket!
And since Southeast Asia in one destination with maximum tourists from India, what better place to start exploring countries via arts than Southeast Asia? So, let's go, let's discover Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia via some of the most amazing books and popular movies.