An engaging read that explores independent documentary film in India as a site of resistance. This book looks at how independent Indian documentary film reworks the relationship between film-makers, their narratives, their subjects and their audience, challenging the dominant idea of documenta..
For those who think, read, teach, and write about Bollywood, this book is the release of the year! They are the 'stars who sit behind the camera and create magic between 'Action and 'Cut'. Meet the directors of New Age cinema who with their themes, characteristic styles, and masterful storytelling ..
Udayer Pathe, Bimal Roy's first film, revolutionized PBI-Indian cinema. Hailed as a pioneer by Satyajit Ray, he was perhaps the first to bring shades of grey to the black-and-white screen. Roy's spare storytelling and nuanced understanding of the human condition are reflected in classics like Devdas..
In recent years, Bollywood-the popular name for the Hindi cinema emanating from Mumbai, India-has received considerable attention in the global media. Why are people fascinated with Bollywood? What is the cultural significance of the films produced there?This book addresses such questions by taking ..
Bollywood Baddies is the first-of-its-kind book-length narrative of villainy in Hindi films. It discusses villains, vamps, and henchmen of Bollywood cinema, and also the actors who essayed such characters over the decades. The author discusses not just villains but also the evaluation of villainous ..
These are interesting times in the history of Indian cinema, particularly because the established aesthetic conventions and modes of production of the Hindi film industry are being challenged, as are the boundaries between what is alternative and what is mainstream. This book is an attempt to contex..