Indian Popular Cinema: Industry, Ideology, and Consciousness

ISBN-10: 1572735015

ISBN-13: 9781572735019

Edition: 2003

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This is an exploration of the masala film. To understand the interrelationship between the industrial and the ideological, the political economy of the film industry in India is examined and combined with a cultural analysis of popular cinema.
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List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Hampton Pr
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.50" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Indian Popular Cinema: Mapping the Contoursp. 1
In the Throes of Change: Exhibition, Production, and Distributionp. 15
Exhibitionp. 16
Productionp. 24
Distributionp. 35
Global Marketsp. 40
Ancillary Marketsp. 44
Between Film and Television: Shifting Axisp. 46
Underworld Dons and Racketeersp. 51
Conclusionp. 55
Endnotesp. 57
Shifting Currents: State and Cinemap. 59
National Film Development Corporationp. 60
Importation of Filmsp. 65
Relaxation of Importsp. 67
Politics of Censorshipp. 73
State Governments and the Film Industryp. 88
Conclusionp. 91
Endnotesp. 92
Masala Film: Aesthetics and Politicsp. 95
Popular Cinema as a Sociocultural Forcep. 97
Popular Cinema and Politicsp. 98
Sources and Influencesp. 101
Storytellingp. 103
Hybridityp. 108
An Indian Aesthetic?p. 111
Middle Cinemap. 115
Conclusionp. 116
Endnotesp. 117
Film Music: Pleasure and Popularityp. 119
Film Music Industryp. 123
Aesthetic of the Songp. 126
Major Types of Songsp. 131
Hybrid Music and National Consciousnessp. 138
Background Scorep. 139
Conclusionp. 143
Endnotesp. 143
Sexuality: Repression and Voyeuristic Excessp. 145
Sexuality and Ideologyp. 145
Female Sensualityp. 147
Romance and Sexp. 149
Dominant Patterns of Male-Female Relationshipsp. 152
Sex as Box Office "Ingredient"p. 156
Rain Sequencesp. 159
Institutional Responsep. 162
Conclusionp. 169
Endnotesp. 169
Snake Movies: Myth and Sexualityp. 173
Genre Characteristics of Snake Moviesp. 174
Myth and Sexualityp. 175
Nagina: A Close Analysisp. 179
Nagamandala: A Close Analysisp. 185
Conclusionp. 196
Endnotesp. 197
Referencesp. 199
Author Indexp. 207
Subject Indexp. 211
List of Tables
Growth of Cinemas in India
Cinemas in India by State and Type (1983 and 1997)
Total Number of Theaters and After Tax Box Office Revenue (1980-87)
Indian and Foreign Films Censored in Selected Years
Feature Films Produced by Language and Year, 1984-88
Pictures Produced and Released in South India, 1931-1984
Comparative Costs of Hindi Film, 1975, 1985
Total Export Revenues 1979 through February 1989
Number of Films Sold and Revenue from Key Export Markets for Indian Films (1988)
Statewise Breakdown of Theaters Completed Under NFDC's Theater Financing Scheme and Total Loans Disbursed (1988 and 1995)
List of Illustrations
Rajkumar playing double role in Shankaraguru
Bhanumati and N.S. Krishnan in Nallathambi
Akkineni and Anjali in Mayalamari
Shivaji and Girija in Manorama
Bangalore Theatre showing a Kannada film
Shringar Theatre, Hubli surrounded by shops
Kottureshwara theater under construction
Superstar Rajanikant and Mammootty in Dalapathi
Postcard showing Salman Khan and Madhuri Dixit in a scene from Hum Aapke Hain Kaun?
Poster from Mission Kashmir
Chamakte Sitare international concert poster
Last scene from Paar, an NFDC financed film
Victor Banerjee and Swatilekha Chatterji in Ghare Bhaire
Bill Board of an imported film in Madras
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