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Welcome to Sajjanpur *: Theatre and Transnational Hindi Cinema

NANDI BHATIA

in Travels of Bollywood Cinema: From Bombay to LA

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075981
eISBN:
9780199081523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075981.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The wide choice of exhibition practices ranging from the multiplex to B- and C-grade stand-alone theatres has facilitated the production and exhibition of a new kind of small budget film with ... More


The Geo-televisual and Hindi Film in the Age of Information

Anustup Basu

in Bollywood in the Age of New Media: The Geo-televisual Aesthetic

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641024
eISBN:
9780748651245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641024.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Assemblages in A-grade popular Indian films became irresistibly geo-televisual from the beginning of the 1990s. The nation's overall media space gradually began to open up to a global dispensation of ... More


Qissa and Popular Hindi Cinema

Anjali Gera Roy

in Storytelling in World Cinemas: Contexts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163378
eISBN:
9780231850254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163378.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the presence of the Persio-Arabic qissa (story) of Majnun Laila in Hindi cinema. Given that much of Hindu tradition is not focused on stories of romantic love, or in presenting ... More


Cinematic “Assemblages”: The 1990s and Earlier

Anustup Basu

in Bollywood in the Age of New Media: The Geo-televisual Aesthetic

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641024
eISBN:
9780748651245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641024.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book is an inquiry into the new Indian media world of the 1990s and the concomitant universe of commercial Hindi film. How did this period of titanic, techno-financial modernisation also witness ... More


Gender, Bawdiness, and Bodily Voices: Bombay Cinema’s Audiovisual Contract and the ‘Ethnic’ Woman

Pavitra Sundar

in Locating the Voice in Film: Critical Approaches and Global Practices

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190261122
eISBN:
9780190261153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190261122.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

This chapter focuses on the singer Ila Arun to elucidate how economic ‘liberalisation’ transformed the Indian cultural landscape in the 1990s, dramatically altering representations of women in Bombay ... More


Yaari with Angrez: Whiteness for a New Bollywood Hero 1

TERESA HUBEL

in Travels of Bollywood Cinema: From Bombay to LA

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075981
eISBN:
9780199081523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075981.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter comments on the relative insignificance of whiteness to Hindi film narratives, with white characters turning up, when they do, often as peripheral figures to create the effect of ... More


The Adulterous Woman: Jism (2003) to Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006)

M.K. Raghavendra

in The Politics of Hindi Cinema in the New Millennium: Bollywood and the Anglophone Indian Nation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199450565
eISBN:
9780199083091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199450565.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Noir is not a familiar genre in Hindi cinema, but film theorists point to the proliferation of noir motifs in Hindi cinema of the 1950s. This chapter examines the recurrence of noir motifs in the ... More


Cinema as Public Fantasy

Priya Joshi (ed.)

in Bollywood's India: A Public Fantasy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169615
eISBN:
9780231539074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169615.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the particular public fantasies embedded in Hindi cinema. Public fantasies are tools for managing desire—either to conceal, reveal, revise, or renew them—sometimes, all at the ... More


Diasporic Bollywood: In the Tracks of a Twice-displaced Community

MANAS RAY

in Travels of Bollywood Cinema: From Bombay to LA

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075981
eISBN:
9780199081523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075981.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the process of imagining into existence a sense of nationhood by a specific diaspora of Indian origin (namely, the Fiji Indians) in Australia and the role that Bollywood plays ... More


Modernity and Male Anxieties in Early Malayalam Cinema

MEENA T. PILLAI

in Travels of Bollywood Cinema: From Bombay to LA

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075981
eISBN:
9780199081523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075981.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter argues that Malayalam cinema emerging in the 1930s consolidates and enforces the patrifocal ideologies of a society that sought to erase a matrilineal past by imposing a normative, ... More


Understanding Cinematic Transformations and Neoliberal Culture in India

Šarūnas Paunksnis

in Dark Fear, Eerie Cities: New Hindi Cinema in Neoliberal India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780199493180
eISBN:
9780199096923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199493180.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The chapter theorizes the emergence of new Hindi cinema and looks at the methodological problems arising from understanding new Hindi cinema as a cinematic phenomenon. What is “new” in new Hindi ... More


The Music of Intolerable Love: Indian Film Music, Globalization, and the Sound of Partitioned Selves

Anustup Basu

in Bollywood in the Age of New Media: The Geo-televisual Aesthetic

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641024
eISBN:
9780748651245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641024.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the use of music and song sequences in Hindi cinema, along with globalisation and the sound of partitioned selves. It first frames the terms of engagement by attaching an ... More


Constructing the Theatre Actress *

Nandi Bhatia

in Performing Women/Performing Womanhood: Theatre, Politics, and Dissent in North India

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198066934
eISBN:
9780199080076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198066934.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter explores the links between the construction of the theatre actress in socio-political discourse in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and her representation in literature and cinema. ... More


Cinema as Family Romance

Priya Joshi (ed.)

in Bollywood's India: A Public Fantasy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169615
eISBN:
9780231539074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169615.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the extent to which the traumas of the 1970s were displaced onto the family and crisis in the political culture of popular Hindi cinema. It considers the blockbuster trilogy: ... More


The Hindi film orchestra: Cinema, Sounds and Meanings

Anna Morcom

in Global Perspectives on Orchestras: Collective Creativity and Social Agency

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780199352227
eISBN:
9780199352258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199352227.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter explores the Hindi film orchestra in historical, social and cinematic contexts. It charts the place, meaning and status of the western orchestra in Indian cinema from the silent era ... More


Transformation and Glamour in the Cross-Cultural Makeover: Return to Eden, Khoon Bhari Maang and the Avenging Woman in Popular Hindi Cinema

Michael Lawrence

in Transnational Film Remakes

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474407236
eISBN:
9781474434812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407236.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Rakesh Roshan’s Khoon Bhari Maang (Blood-Smeared Forehead, India, 1988) is closely modelled on the iconic Australian television 3-part, mini-series Return to Eden (Karen Arthur, Kevin James Dobson, ... More


Reciprocity, Bollywood, and Music Video: Mani Ratnam’s Dil Se and Yuva

Carol Vernallis

in Unruly Media: YouTube, Music Video, and the New Digital Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199766994
eISBN:
9780199369010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766994.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Bollywood musical sequences circulate widely but they have inspired very few analyses that consider dance, costume, and cinematography in relation to song. This chapter argues that the musical ... More


Allegories of Power/Information

Anustup Basu

in Bollywood in the Age of New Media: The Geo-televisual Aesthetic

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641024
eISBN:
9780748651245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641024.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter connects the theory of geo-televisual informatics and the concomitant question of a national being-in-the-world to a theme of sovereignty in contemporary India. It examines some ... More


Repetitions with Difference: Mother India and her Thousand Sons

Anustup Basu

in Bollywood in the Age of New Media: The Geo-televisual Aesthetic

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641024
eISBN:
9780748651245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641024.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter begins with a few observations and questions about Ashish Rajadhyaksha's theory of the ‘epic melodrama’. The objective is to further complicate the notion of mythic impelling, to ... More


Her Majestic Voice: South Indian Female Playback Singers and Stardom, 1945–1955

Kiranmayi Indraganti

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199463565
eISBN:
9780199086559
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463565.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book examines the ways in which the Indian film industry between 1945 and 1955 welcomed a series of shifts to include the female film song performers or playback singers in the process of film ... More


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