Bollywood : A Guidebook to Popular Hindi Cinema, Paperback Book

Bollywood : A Guidebook to Popular Hindi Cinema Paperback

Part of the Routledge Film Guidebooks series


'Bollywood' is the dominant global term to refer to the prolific Hindi language film industry in Bombay (renamed Mumbai in 1995).

Characterised by music, dance routines, melodrama, lavish production values and an emphasis on stars and spectacle, Bollywood films have met with box-office success and enthusiastic audiences from India to West Africa to Russia, and throughout the English-speaking world. In Bollywood, anthropologist and film scholar Tejaswini Ganti provides a guide to the cultural, social and political significance of Hindi cinema, outlining the history and structure of the Bombay film industry, and the development of popular Hindi filmmaking since the 1930s.

Providing information and commentary on the key players in Bollywood, including directors and stars, as well as material from current filmmakers themselves, the areas covered in Bollywood include:history of Indian cinemanarrative style, main themes, and key genres of Hindi cinemasignificant films, directors and starsproduction and distribution of Bollywood filmsinterviews with actors, directors and screenwriters.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288 pages, 40 Halftones, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Films, cinema
  • ISBN: 9780415583886



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