Cinema -  Image & Issues

Cinema - Image & Issues

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Author: Bhawana Somaaya
Publisher: Rupa
Year: 2004
Language: English
Pages: 389
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8129103702


Whenever I’m asked what I enjoy most about my profession, it does not take me time to respond that I’m here, because I like writing and because I love Hindu cinema. And my job provides me with an opportunity to dabble in both.

Reproduced in the book are fragmented frames of cinema. Some explored as academic study, while some retained as stubborn memories that refuse to fade. The collective images celebrate an undying passion for the fascinating medium.

The concerns for the issues, I admit, came in much later. After one had sufficient exposure and the confidence to disagree and debate. One discovered that the same films evoked different responses and interpretations during different decades of growing up. And perhaps that’s the essence of cinema. To break illusions and conjure new images. Compiled in the book are some scattered observations and impressions from an editor’s notebook.


Men Behind Women
Sensuous And Sensitive
Now And Forever
Awards, Theirs And Ours
Changing Perceptions
The Heroine And Hindi Cinema
Holi Aayee Re
Remembering Bimal Roy
Two Women And A Man
Straight From The Heart
Where Have All The Men Gone?
Catholics And Cinema
Theatre New And Old
Chasing A Mirage
Husbands Are Oppressed Too
Surviving Mayhem
Summer Of Discontentment
Albums Must Arouse Curiosity
Legaan-Picture Perfect
Romancing The Rains
Ready For Change
Trends And Technology
Audience Is The King
Going Solo
Coming Of Age
Echoes Of Torment
Guru-Shishya Bonding
Housing Problems
Navratri In Films
Historical Heroes
Seductive Visuals
Epic Idols
Bravo MAMI
Real Life Stories
Love Is Forgiveness
Forever Friends
National Pride
Freedom Without Abuse
Communicating With The Common Man
Offensive Lyrics
Price And Prejudice
Testing Time
Courting New Sensibilities
On The Global Map
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
To Abba With Love
Analyse This
Spiderman Rules
Role Models Time For Debate
Nurturing The Writer
Immortal Ghalib
Blame It On Promos
Setting New Trends
Joint Families
Magic Is In Novelty
Blame Game
Indian Summer
Second Serve
Creating On Intentions
They Are Playing My Song
Cries And Whispers
Assembly Line Entertainment
Feel Like A woman
Documenting Superstars
Cross Of Superstars
The Men Are Back
The Show Goes On
Shadow Of The Past
The Changing Face Of Love
Waiting To Exhale
Taking Sides
Glamour-Reel To Real
Speculations And Solutions
Misplaced Passions
A Poignant Evening
Et Tu Sahara
Can Strike Be A Solution?
Melody And Moments
It’s A Man’s World
If Tomorrow Comes
Family Function
Fragrant Memories
Farewell Stereotypes
Saturation Point
Breaking The Jinx
God Of Wisdom
Krishna And The Film Hero
We Created A Monster
CAS, An embarrassment
Contrived Morality
Autumn Romance
Once More With Hope
Shift In Audience Choice