CIN215H5 • Bollywood in Context

Description

India has arguably the most popular and prolific film industry in the world. This course contextualizes the relatively recent 'Bollywood' phenomenon within the history of Indian commercial cinema and key aspects of modern Indian culture, emphasizing the popular cinema's role in constructing historically changing ideas of national and gendered identity. It also challenges the assumptions of film theories developed in relation to Hollywood or European cinema by introducing film theory concepts that address South Asian image-cultures (such as darshan, frontality, melodrama, and interruption).

Exclusions
VCC390H5 - Topic: Bollywood, CIN302H5
Distribution Requirement
Humanities
Total Instructional Hours
24L/12T/36P
Mode of Delivery
In Class
Program Area
Cinema Studies