CINEMA BHOJPURI

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Penguin UK, May 22, 2010 - Performing Arts - 320 pages
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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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Contents

Copyright Preface
Introduction
THE STORY OF BHOJPURI CINEMA
Jai Ganga Maiya
High Noon
Life after Death
The Third Wave
Widening Horizons
The Three Aces in the Pack
The Directors
The Heroines
People and Places
THE EVOLUTION OF BHOJPURI FILM MUSIC
Melody to Rhythm
The New Kings and Queens of Music
Epilogue

The Diaspora Within
Deciphering Bhojpuri Cinema
PEOPLE AND PLACES
Twinkle Twinkle Little Superstars
Filmography
Sources
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