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Bollywood and Postmodernism: Popular Indian Cinema in the 21st Century

Neelam Sidhar Wright


‘New Bollywood’ has arrived, but its postmodern impulse often leaves film scholars reluctant to theorise its aesthetics. How do we define the style of a contemporary Bollywood film? Are Bollywood films just uninspired Hollywood rip-offs, or does their borrowing signal genuine innovation within the industry? Applying postmodern concepts and locating postmodern motifs in key commercial Hindi films, this book reveals how Indian cinema has changed in the twenty-first century. Equipping readers with an alternative method of reading contemporary Indian cinema, the book takes Indian film studies beyo ... More

Keywords: aesthetics, Bollywood, New Bollywood, Bollywood films, diaspora, Hindi films, Indian cinema, Bombay cinema, contemporary Indian cinema

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780748696345
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696345.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Neelam Sidhar Wright, author