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The Bollywood Turn in South Asian Cinema: National, Transnational, or Global?

ANJALI GERA ROY and CHUA BENG HUAT

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/9780198075981.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to examine the historical and spatial flows of Indian popular cinema from Bombay (Mumbai) and other production centres in the Indian ... More


Introduction

M.K. Raghavendra

in Seduced by the Familiar: Narration and Meaning in Indian Popular Cinema

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195696547
eISBN:
9780199080281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195696547.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Indian popular cinema is marked by many transformations. It has been subjected to the ‘constants’ found within the beliefs and worldview of the people of the Indian society and to the ‘variables’ ... More


The Distance from Delhi: 1970–9

M.K. Raghavendra

in Bipolar Identity: Region, Nation and the Kannada Language Film

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198071587
eISBN:
9780199080793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198071587.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses Kannada cinema in the 1970s, covering both popular and art films. It explores the first Kannada art film —Samskara (1970), based on a 1965 novel by U. R. Ananthamurthy, about a ... More


Seduced by the Familiar: Narration and Meaning in Indian Popular Cinema

M.K. Raghavendra

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195696547
eISBN:
9780199080281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195696547.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Discussing the gradual transformation of Indian popular cinema into a ‘global entertainment’, this book examines the direction, the existing codes, the system employed, and the meaning that emerges ... More


Anti-Bollywood: Traditional Modes of Studying Indian Cinema

Neelam Sidhar Wright

in Bollywood and Postmodernism: Popular Indian Cinema in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748696345
eISBN:
9781474412155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696345.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Indian film criticism, with a particular focus on traditional modes of studying Indian cinema. It first traces the history of the development of the Bombay film industry from ... More


Travels of Bollywood Cinema: From Bombay to LA

Anjali Gera Roy and Chua Beng Huat (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075981
eISBN:
9780199081523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075981.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

From Bombay (Mumbai) and other production centres on the Indian subcontinent, Indian popular cinema has travelled globally for nearly a century, culminating in the Bollywood-inspired, Oscar-winning ... More


Vestiges of Mysore: 1980–9

M.K. Raghavendra

in Bipolar Identity: Region, Nation and the Kannada Language Film

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198071587
eISBN:
9780199080793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198071587.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines Kannada films of the 1980s, a period in which some genres in Kannada cinema — the mythological film, the historical film — died out and new genres like the youth film appeared. ... More


Region, Language, and Indian Cinema: Mysore and Kannada Language Cinema of the 1950s

M.K. RAGHAVENDRA

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/9780198075981.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter suggests that the discourse formulated in relation to the dominant south Indian cinemas in Tamil or Telugu can prove to be homogenizing when used to analyse other regions, such as ... More


Introduction

Omar Ahmed

in Studying Indian Cinema

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733681
eISBN:
9781800342088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733681.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter traces how critical discourse on Indian cinema has evolved over the last ten years. It addresses some of the factors that have played a part in accelerating the breadth of ... More


Provisional Communities: 1990–9

M.K. Raghavendra

in Bipolar Identity: Region, Nation and the Kannada Language Film

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198071587
eISBN:
9780199080793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198071587.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines Kannada films from the 1990s. It discusses how from the late 1980s onwards, Kannada cinema becomes depleted because of a lack of signifiers — the cinema does not ‘mean’ in the ... More


The Curse of Bangalore: 2000–8

M.K. Raghavendra

in Bipolar Identity: Region, Nation and the Kannada Language Film

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198071587
eISBN:
9780199080793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198071587.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines Kannada cinema in the first decade of the twenty-first century. It begins by reviewing the author’s findings with regard to the shape taken by Kannada narrative from the 1930s ... More


Pedagogic Practices and Newer Approaches to Contemporary Bollywood Cinema

Neelam Sidhar Wright

in Bollywood and Postmodernism: Popular Indian Cinema in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748696345
eISBN:
9781474412155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696345.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on pedagogic practices and newer approaches to contemporary Bollywood cinema. It begins with a discussion of Satyajit Ray's views on popular Indian cinema and the reasons for ... More


Postmodern Bollywood

Neelam Sidhar Wright and Neelam Sidhar Wright

in Bollywood and Postmodernism: Popular Indian Cinema in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748696345
eISBN:
9781474412155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696345.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines how the postmodern, as an aesthetic style and fluid cultural practice, manifests in contemporary Bollywood film texts. Drawing upon the various concepts and traits identified by ... More


Contemporary Bollywood Remakes

Neelam Sidhar Wright

in Bollywood and Postmodernism: Popular Indian Cinema in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748696345
eISBN:
9781474412155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696345.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines postmodern aesthetics in the contemporary Bollywood remake through an in-depth analysis of one of the genre's earliest, most prominent examples: the Devdas lineage. Two of the ... More


Importing Neorealism, Exporting Cinema: Indian Cinema and Film Festivals in the 1950s

Neepa Majumdar

in Global Neorealism: The Transnational History of a Film Style

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031229
eISBN:
9781617031236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031229.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores 1950s discussions of realism in India as catalyzed by what filmmakers and audiences described as the eye-opening experience of watching the three Italian neorealist films that ... More


Introduction: The Bollywood Eclipse

Neelam Sidhar Wright

in Bollywood and Postmodernism: Popular Indian Cinema in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748696345
eISBN:
9781474412155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696345.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book examines changes in Bollywood's film production during the twenty-first century, and particularly after its economic liberalisation, giving rise to a ‘New Bollywood’. It shows how the ... More


Popular Narratives: Awaara (The Vagabond, 1951, Dir. Raj Kapoor)

Omar Ahmed

in Studying Indian Cinema

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733681
eISBN:
9781800342088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733681.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the cinema of Raj Kapoor. Raj Kapoor's key role in helping to popularise Indian cinema proves to be a worthy starting point in tracing the origins and development of popular ... More


The Trauma of Partition: Meghe Dhaka Tara (The Cloud Capped Star, 1960, Dir. Ritwik Ghatak)

Omar Ahmed

in Studying Indian Cinema

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733681
eISBN:
9781800342088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733681.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter shifts the focus to Indian art cinema with the Marxist work of Bengali director and iconoclast Ritwik Ghatak. The impressive Meghe Dhaka Tara (The Cloud Capped Star, 1960) is his ... More


Introduction

Lakshmi Srinivas

in House Full: Indian Cinema and the Active Audience

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226361420
eISBN:
9780226361734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226361734.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Chapter 1 introduces the field of Indian cinema, its public culture characterized by diversity and the diversity of its audiences. It also introduces Bangalore city, the field setting for the study. ... More


Indian Film Noir

Corey K. Creekmur

in International Noir

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748691104
eISBN:
9781474406437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691104.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Any responsible claim for the existence of Indian film noir must waver with critical uncertainty. Nevertheless, while crime stories, as elsewhere, have been an unsurprisingly common component of ... More


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