Bollywood: A Guidebook to Popular Hindi Cinema (Routledge by Tejaswini Ganti

By Tejaswini Ganti

'Bollywood' is the dominant worldwide time period to consult the prolific Hindi language movie in Bombay (renamed Mumbai in 1995). characterized via track, dance exercises, melodrama, lavish creation values and an emphasis on stars and spectacle, Bollywood movies have met with box-office luck and enthusiastic audiences from India to West Africa to Russia, and in the course of the English-speaking world.

In Bollywood, anthropologist and movie pupil Tejaswini Ganti offers a consultant to the cultural, social and political value of Hindi cinema, outlining the heritage and constitution of the Bombay movie undefined, and the improvement of renowned Hindi filmmaking because the Nineteen Thirties. supplying info and observation at the key gamers in Bollywood, together with administrators and stars, in addition to fabric from present filmmakers themselves, the components lined in Bollywood include:

  • history of Indian cinema

  • narrative type, major issues, and key genres of Hindi cinema

  • significant motion pictures, administrators and stars

  • production and distribution of Bollywood films

  • interviews with actors, administrators and screenwriters.

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