Picture Abhi Baaki Hai

Picture Abhi Baaki Hai

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a€˜This superb book is everything we could have expected from a major authority on India cinema. It shows both how India has shaped Bollywood and Bollywood has shaped the Indian imagination. It will be indispensable for scholars and a delight for the general reader.a€™ a€“ Arjun Appadurai, Goddard Professor of Media, Culture and Communication, New York University When Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge released in 1995, it marked a watershed moment in popular Hindi cinema a€“ gone were the thakurs and the judwa bhais; in came the celebration of love, with expansive sets, foreign locales and beautifully decked-up stars. No longer was Bollywood just the Hindi film industry a€“ instead, it became a symbol of the times, of Indiaa€™s expanding liberalization and the corresponding rise of the new middle class. In Picture Abhi Baaki Hai, eminent Hindi film scholar Rachel Dwyer looks at Bollywood films since 1991, the year of Indiaa€™s economic liberalization, and explains how the films have corresponded to a€“ and in some cases, birthed a€“ Indiaa€™s changing dreams and hopes, fears and anxieties. From DDLJ to Dabangg and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai to Kahaani, Rachel shows how escapism and entertainment function in Bollywood, revealing the ways in which Hindi films have imagined and portrayed modern India a€“ what its people believe and feel; their views on religion, caste and politics; and theirs aspirations and hopes a€“ and will continue to do so. Kyonki, picture abhi baaki hai.... 202, 219a€“20, 252; casual 219; love as 198 Gadhvi, Sanjay, Dhoom (2004) 147 , 156, 234; Dhoom 2 (2006) 156, 190, ... 197, 250;as cultural signifier 87; Bambaiya 83; dubbing into 57; Sanskritized 84; Mumbai-accented 84, 91; script of 82;anbsp;...

Title:Picture Abhi Baaki Hai
Author:Rachel Dwyer
Publisher:Hachette UK - 2014-09-15


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