Archive for November 21st, 2007


This looks like a good read


This is the first book to investigate how mental illness is portrayed in Hindi cinema. It examines attitudes towards mental illness in Indian culture, how they are reflected in Hindi films, and how culture has influenced the portrayal of the psychoses. Dinesh Bhugra guides the reader through the history of Indian cinema, covering developments from the idealism of the 1950s to the stalking, jealousy and psychopathy that characterized the films of the 1990s. Critiques of individual films reveal the culture’s approach towards mental illness and reflect the impact of culture on films and vice versa. Subjects covered include:
· Cinema and emotion
· Attitudes towards mental illness
· Socio-economic factors and cinema in India
· Indian personality, villainy and history
· Psychoanalysis in the films of the 1960s

Mad Tales from Bollywood will be of interest to psychiatrists, mental health professionals, students of media and cultural studies and all those with an interest in Indian culture. (Amazon.com)

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“Main Agar Kahoon”Om Shanti Om, 2007. Playback singers, Sonu Nigam & Shreya Ghoshal, picturised on Shahrukh Khan & Deepika Padukone.

 Video provided by youtube’s  Brishkey36

Click on LYRICS to sing along!


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