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Reframing Bollywood [electronic resource] : theories of popular Hindi cinema / Ajay Gehlawat.

Gehlawat, Ajay. (Author).

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  • ISBN: 9788132105947 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 813210594X (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 165 p.)
  • Publisher: New Delhi, India ; SAGE Publications, 2010.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Available through EBSCO
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references, filmography and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction : reframing Bollywood -- Bollywood and its implied viewers -- the Bollywood song and dance, or making a culinary theatre from dung-cakes and dust : can the Bollywood film speak to the subaltern? -- Ho naa ho : the emergence of a homosexual subtext in Bollywood -- Usage problem : simulation and hyper-assimilation in the (crossover) Bollywood film -- Conclusion : travelling Bollywood.
Summary, etc.:
This book combines multiple theoretical approaches to provide a fresh perspective on Bollywood and challenges the homogenizing tendencies in much of the ongoing scholarship in the field. It covers five areas of controversial theorization: the religious frame, the musical frame, the subaltern frame, the (hetero)sexual frame and the 'crossover' frame. By deconstructing each of these hegemonic paradigms, it reshapes the understanding of a Bollywood film and restructures its relationships with multiple disciplines including film and theatre studies, postcolonial studies, South Asian studies, queer
Source of Description Note:
Description based on print version record.
Subject: Motion pictures > India
Motion pictures > Social aspects > India

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