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Brave New Bollywood

Brave New Bollywood
In Conversation with Contemporary Hindi Filmmakers

First Edition
Critical Acclaim

Film and TV

February 2015 | 292 pages | SAGE India

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 contextualize the upsurge in this form of cinema in Bollywood/Hindi film industry.

It also aims to promote an academic enquiry into the works of these filmmakers, their religious beliefs, social moorings, cinematic influences, attitudes towards filmmaking and experiences of making movies. It will be an important reading for serious students of South Asian studies, film studies and media studies as well as the general reader who has an interest in cinema.


Brave New Bollywood: An Introduction
Dibakar Banerjee: Of Milieu, Technique and the Dialectic of Anti-dumb Cinema
Kiran Rao: The Personal as the Voyeur—The Aesthetics of Meaning
Reema Kagti” Collaboration and Commerce—Treading the Thin Line
Zoya Akhtar: Urban and Unapologetic—The Cinema of Zoya Akhtar
Shonali Bose: Loss and Survival—The Cinema of Meaning
Anusha Rizvi: Content as King—How Stories Create Filmmakers
Onir: The Politics at the Margins—Being an Alternative Filmmaker in Bollywood
Tigmanshu Dhulia: The Alternative as Mainstream—Blurring the Boundaries in Cinematic Tradition

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