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Bollywood & Globalization

Bollywood & Globalization

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  • 1. Popular National Cinema & Globalization: Bollywood
    Issues in Film Studies 2
    Week 8
  • 2. Pyassa (1957)
    International Title: ‘Thirst’
    Starring: Guru Dutt & WaheedaRehman
    From the ‘Golden Era’ of Bollywood cinema
    Directed by Guru Dutt who combined artistic and popular elements in his films
    The film was included in Time magazine’s ‘Top 100 Films of All Time’
  • 3. Amar, Akbar, Anthony (1977)
    Starring: AmitabhBachchan, VinodKhanna & RishiKapoor
    The film won 3 Fanfare Awards
    It was the most successful film at the Indian box office in 1977
    It has been remade in a number of different Indian languages
  • 4. Hum AapkeHainKoun…! (1994)
    International Title: ‘Who am I to you?’
    Starring: Salman Khan & Madhuri Dixit
    Contains 14 song and dance sequences
    Running time: Roughly 3½ hours
    By Bollywood standards, a huge box office success
    1.2 billion rupees in India
    155 million rupees abroad
  • 5. DilwaleDulhania Le Jayenge(1995)
    International Title: ‘The Brave-Heart Will Take the Bride’
    Starring: Shahrukh Khan & Kajol
    One of the most successful Bollywood films of all time
    It won 10 Fanfare Awards & the National Film Award for Best Popular Film
    It has been shown continuously in Indian cinemas for over 15 years
  • 6. Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003)
  • 7. Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003)
    International Title: ‘Tomorrow May Never Come’
    Starring: Shahrukh Kahn, PreityZinta, Saif Ali Khan & Jaya Bachchan
    The 2nd Highest Grossing Bollywood Film of 2003 in India
    Shot in New York and Toronto
    Distributed in non-traditional markets
    Commercially successful soundtrack
  • 8. Main Hoon Na (2004)
    International Title: ‘I’m Here Now’
    Starring: Shahrukh Khan, SunielShetty & Zayed Khan
    The 2nd highest grossing Bollywood film of 2004 in India
    Reached the UK Box Office Top 10 on the week of its release