Cruel landlords; crafty moneylenders; corrupt politicians; righteous heroes and uninhibited dancing girls—just some of the characters of a successful Bhojpuri film. Often considered kitschy and crude by ‘polite’ society; Bhojpuri cinema has had astounding success from the 1990s onwards; which can only be explained by its overwhelming popularity among the other half of new India. What is it that makes Bhojpuri cinema tick? What is the logic of its aesthetics? And most importantly; how did these regional language films become a profitable industry? Answering many of these questions and written with a deep sensitivity for the genre; Cinema Bhojpuri is the one of the first studies of the history and themes of Bhojpuri cinema—the poor cousin of Bollywood. Basing his research on extensive personal interviews and analyses of trade journals from the 1960s onwards; Avijit Ghosh’s fascinating study unveils much about Bhojpuri cinema—from the making of the first Bhojpuri film; Ganga Maiya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo; to the terrible lows of the 1980s when Bhojpuri cinema all but died; and right down to the present when the breathlessly-paced masala entertainers of Manoj Tiwari; Ravi Kishan and Dinesh Lal Yadav ‘Nirahua’ gave life to what Hindi cinema had left behind—rural India.
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hi, myself sona batra
u forgot to mention "gamcha bichai ke"
because of which public has seen same film numerous timesn have left cinema after " gamcha bichai ke" was over
please go and ask any cinema hall in up and bihar about item no. of film sasura bada paisewala
and u r book has not mentioned my name in several films in which i have worked
u r book is not giving complete information
that's really sorry
that without complete research work n detail study
u have ignored performances of artists
I am sure that u ve missed many names
please correct the missing details
as this is absolutely wrong
similarly if other artists also come to know
what will be u r image in the industry,
please use decent words for dancing girls
its a solo performance
n please do deep analysis before writing
"Answering many of these questions and written with a deep sensitivity for the genre; Cinema Bhojpuri is the one of the first studies of the history and themes of Bhojpuri cinema—the poor cousin of Bollywood. Basing his research on extensive personal interviews and analyses of trade journals from the 1960s onwards; Avijit Ghosh’s fascinating ................"
u r requested to do the correction work n give an unbiased n true picture to public
as public is not ignorant.
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