Cinema of Interruptions - Action Genres in Contemporary Indian Cinema

Cinema of Interruptions - Action Genres in Contemporary Indian Cinema

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Author: Lalitha Gopalan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year: 2003
Language: English
Pages: 218
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195663527


xpression in films such as Sholay (1975), Nayakan (1987), Parinda (1989), Hathyar (1981), and Hey Ram! (1999).

Cinema of Interruptions places commercial Indian film within a global system of popular cinemas, but also points out its engagement with the dominant genre principles implemented by Western film. By focusing on the action-genre work of leading contemporary directors J P Dutta, Mani Ratnam and Vidhu Vinod Chopra, a brazen national style is shown to interact with international genre films to produce a hybrid from that reworks the gangster film; the western, and avenging woman genre.

Not only will her book be of interest to the cinephile and students of film studies, but will appeal to the general reader as well.



Introduction: Hum Aapke Hain Koun?

-Cinephilia and Indian Films

Avenging Women in Indian Cinema

Masculinity at the Interval in J P Dutta’s Films

Screening the Past in Mani Ratnam’s Nayakan

Memory and Gangsters in Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s Parinda

Conclusion: Digital Imaginings in Indian Popular Films