The Politics of Hindi Cinema in the New Millennium traces the metamorphosis that Hindi cinema experienced around the turn of the millennium.
Summary of the Book
With the expansion of the urban middle-class viewer base and the increasing influence of Western culture, the face of Bollywood has changed drastically over the last few years. The audience of Hindi cinema has become more asymmetric and unbalanced than before. The author brings together a revealing and enlightening analysis of 28 Hindi blockbusters from the 2000s including films like Rang De Basanti, Bunty Aur Babli, 3 Idiots, Dabangg, Rajneeti, and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. With the help of these examples, the author showcases the drastic and radical change in the Hindi film industry.
About M. K. Raghavendra
M. K. Raghavendra is a renowned film critic and researcher. He has been honored with the National Award for the Best Film Critic in 1997. Some of his best-known works include Seduced by the Familiar: Narration and Meaning in Indian Popular Cinema and Bipolar Identity: Region, Nation.