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positions (2017) 25 (1): 101–124.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Manishita Dass The city of Bombay emerged as an emblematic space of India's postcolonial modernity in Hindi cinema during the 1950s, India's first decade of independence. This article focuses on the mise-en-scène of musical sequences—from popular Hindi films such as C.I.D. (dir. Raj Khosla, 1956...
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positions (2017) 25 (1): 223–248.
Published: 01 February 2017
... of Bollywood , edited by Dwyer Rachel Pinto Jerry , 130 – 55 . New Delhi : Oxford University Press . Dwyer Rachel Patel Divia . 2002 . Cinema India: The Visual Culture of Hindi Film . New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press . Foucault Michel . 1991...
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positions (2017) 25 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 February 2017
..., in the aesthetic practices at specific moments in the history of these cinemas. Dass uses song sequences from the films of the 1950s to look at the undeniable aesthetic marks left by IPTA’s involvement in Hindi cinema and to understand...
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positions (2017) 25 (1): 51–99.
Published: 01 February 2017
... who remain in perpetual transit) emerge as a collective of cinephiles, who are willfully entranced by the repetitious, rapturous songs—the seductive pleasures and utopian dreams—of Hindi popular cinema. Copyright 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 cinema literature Hindi Urdu city romance...
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positions (2017) 25 (1): 125–144.
Published: 01 February 2017
... . Ideology of the Hindi Film: A Historical Construction . New Delhi : Oxford University Press . Radhakrishnan Ratheesh . 2012 . “Aesthetic Dislocations: A Re-take on Malayalam Cinema of the 1970s.” South Asian Popular Culture 10 , no. 1 : 91 – 102 . Rajadhyaksha Ashish Willemen...
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positions (2017) 25 (1): 249–250.
Published: 01 February 2017
...) audio-­visual media and literature, and sound studies. Current and planned publications include a book project (Sirens of Modernity: Post-­war Cartographies of World Cinema via Hindi Film/Songs) and essays that build on research conducted at the National...
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positions (2017) 25 (1): 145–172.
Published: 01 February 2017
... and ownership; it is born of this and exists only because of it. We now look at an older set of films to make the distinction between these three terms clearer. When it comes to Hindi cinema, the binary of city and village has until...
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positions (2017) 25 (1): 173–194.
Published: 01 February 2017
... in the narrative by making Bilal part of the Bombay underworld. The title Big B brings together Mammootty, whose image in Malayalam cinema is as a “big brother,” with veteran Hindi film star Amitabh Bachchan, who is frequently referred to as “Big B...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 21–45.
Published: 01 February 2021
..., she chooses to have a meal with the farmhands and the guests from Manila and remembers the time she fought with her father over sharing a meal with their old tenants. She claims, however, that back then she did not recognize the value of these kasama (tenants): Hindi ko batid noon kung sino ang mga...
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positions (2023) 31 (4): 769–801.
Published: 01 November 2023
... sphere—from Jawaharlal Nehru. The first Indian prime minister's love and possibly inflated sense of a personal role as “big brother” toward China is well known and documented. The phrase “Hindi-Chini Bhai Bhai” gained popularity in 1954 when Nehru visited China, calling it “the most important foreign...
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positions (2017) 25 (1): 9–28.
Published: 01 February 2017
... moment, when that division is rendered inoperative. In the rest of the article, I turn to the latter moment. The most noticeable development in the postliberalization Hindi or Tamil film is a technical and stylistic reorientation...