A concise overview of the history of Indian cinema, and how it is has developed its own unique vocabulary Includes many mentions and descriptions of important or representative films. Quite informative I have a familiarity with Hindi cinema and found this helpful in learning Good for beginners, people who are familiar like me and for anyone wanting to study. A nice brief breakdown of Hindi cinema, I found it easy to read and dip into and the recommendations were really good I would have liked a wider selection of backgrounds to other prominent actors and actresses in the industry and also music directors, but as a mini guide, it was easy to dip in and out of. This is an excellent guide If you aren t lucky enough to have a personal tour guide to Bollywood movies, this is a good start It s not too academic but gives a lot of fascinating background information about how the Indian film industry got its start, and even lists key actors actresses directors and major films. This is a fascinating book I learned so much about the sociologies of India and how it affected Indian cinema that I feel much informed I work a lot with the films of India in my job, so the topic was relevant to what I do every day I do this job, however, partly because I love Indian cinema , which was the impetus for reading the book in the first place.If I weren t such an academic person, I might have found it harder to read.The material is very dense.It s a little dry if you are used to reading today s pop culture books however, I believe it is worth the effort, even if you have to put it down once in a while The reading took me 2 months and I m not proud of this fact. I had to read this for a class What class, you say Surely, you say, if a professor at a renowned university decided to use the book, then it must have some merits, even if I personally disliked it Well, no The class I had to read it for was taught by the author of Bollywood A Guide to Popular Hindi Cinema, and that s why we read it The book does contain some historical information on the founders and epochs of Hindi cinema, and the professor has done some research for it in Bollywood However, she can be rather condescending and acerbic in person, and that shows through in her book Personally, I found that one of the interesting things in reading the book was correcting the punctuation and syntax errors If you re willing to put up with a lot for a basic overview of Hindi cinema, this book is fine But I would still recommend you look for another book. Written with academic rigor, Ganti attempts to explain Bollywood on its own terms She has a discerning eye for the socio cultural significance of Bollywood cinema and her book neither celebrates nor demeans the medium Instead, it reveals Bollywood s inner workings, bringing up many ideas worth considering For anyone, not just those who are not familiar with Bollywood, this book will add to how he or she understands India and its iconic film industry. For a indepth summary, see Super interesting look at Bollywood, provides a lot of valuable information and background on the industry. 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 SProviding Information And Commentary On The Key Players In Bollywood, Including Composers, Directors And Stars, As Well As Material From Current Filmmakers Themselves, The Areas Covered In Bollywood Include History Of Indian Cinema Main Themes And Characteristics Of Hindi Cinema Significant Films, Directors And Stars Production And Distribution Of Bollywood Films Interviews With Actors, Directors And ScreenwritersAnyone Interested In, Or Studying Bollywood Cinema Will Find This A Valuable Purchase
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- Bollywood: A Guidebook to Popular Hindi Cinema (Routledge Film Guidebooks)
- Tejaswini Ganti
- 04 November 2018 Tejaswini Ganti