In order to understand this representation of women, one must first know the history and general themes prevalent in the Bollywood film industry, as well as the role of women in traditional Indian culture, and how both the traditional and unconventional Indian women are portrayed in films. Talking specifically about movies that centred on women, most early Indian films in the pre-independence era explored traditional culture, folk culture and mythology. These would employ foreign actresses because Indian women were hesitant to expose themselves to the camera. Though women were ubiquitous in popular cinema, they were inevitably denied depth or dimension. This could be attributed to the fact that the audience was pre dominantly male and so were the filmmakers and technicians.
The Autobiography of India’s Bandit Queen Pradip Sarikhada To me, Dalit is not the caste. He is a man exploited by the social and economic traditions of this country. He does not believe in God, rebirth, soul, holy books teaching separatism, fate and heaven because they have made him a slave. He does believe in humanism. Dalit is a symbol of change and revolution (qtd.
An interesting departure in the film which can be seen is the practice of sacrifice of animals which by the devotees. This was not seen in the earlier devotional films. Scenes of possession by the power of the goddess is one such interesting departure. One central theme in most Tamil devotional films is that of women suffering, often at the times of an oppressive patriarchal family structure along with pregnancy and the difficulties of the birthing process. In Ammoru, the central character, Bhavani is inflicted with terrible torture and is nearly killed but the goddess appears at the right time and manages to save
To begin with, the paper investigated the historical background of Bollywood as well as potential reasons for the increase of English in Hindi film industry. In explaining this growth, the paper examined the role of English in India society, the global market and current trend. The paper dedicated considerable attention to what radical changes that code-switching patterns with English had undergone over the past few decades by analyzing specific examples. Bollywood, unlike Hollywood, conveys more than blockbusters, it has implications to the cultural identity and even politics. The data and examples collected from Bollywood provide sources upon which models concerning sociolinguistic issues can be built.
However there are certain harsh scenes like the rape and molestation which can be expressly missed out if necessary as it may create the bad impression amongst the teenages, however the director justified this in later part of his story as to why it was necessary. The locations of the villages, the representation of various characters has been exactly dragged out by the director. Director has not left the stone unturn in order to make the movie the perfect one. All the actors are so well justified their role and it not seems that they are acting but they are the real characters. Though the movie don’t have the songs, where it is necessary for every Indian Bollywood movie to have a song but that seem to be missing, the director could have included the song on rise of the Phoolan Devi at the end or in after interval wherein she becomes the professional dacoit heading up a team.
Besides this there is also a traditional narrative scroll on display about the life of Pabuji, a hero who lived in the 14th century. A bard, or bhopa, would travel around with a tapestry like this and tell the story through song while playing a string instrument. This incorporation of music is something that continues in modern day Indian films, which often include elaborate musical numbers. A mix of the traditional and the modern is represented in a scroll that was created in 2006 which does not represent a traditional story but rather the life of a well-known Bollywood actor named Amitabh Bachchan. By incorporating all these elements, the new, the old and the blending of the two, this exhibition focuses on the development of Indian storytelling which continues into the present.
Parul Verma Dr. Anju Gurawa 1000 word paper, MC-10 13 April 2015 Ill Effects of Caste System in Bandit Queen Introduction: Bandit queen is a movie by Shekhar Kapur released in 1994 after much controversy. It is based loosely on the life of Phoolan Devi- a low caste woman who turns out to be dacoit due the trauma and injustice done to her at the hands of Thakurs, or the Feudal lords of the village. The movie showcases the repugnant beliefs of society and how those beliefs effect the low-castes; especially women. The movie starts with words flashing on screen from Manu Smriti which tend to say that illiterates, drums, animals, low-caste and women should be beaten. These words from Manu Smriti show the age old beliefs of our society and their decadence.
Author: Sangeetha Alwar Dialoguebaazi (flair for dialogues) is the backbone of Bollywood 's flamboyant personality. Right from bombastic and florid to pedestrian and monosyllabic, it 's all about saying the right words at the right time. From dances around trees to scantily clad women gyrating to tuneless music in nightclubs, in Bollywood, we have it all. It is one of the largest film production centres in the world. So the question of the reach and success of Bollywood is, lets face it, pointless.
The Hindu brand in India is very different from India. Other aspects of life to do so. Traditional paintings faithfully portrayed the symbols of religion and mythology, merging with Western and modern paintings, the birth of contemporary painting, the creation of the theme of selling Bali. Dance, music, dance theater in the rich modern and foreign art at the same time, is still full of religious connotations, mainly to appease the gods and goddesses. Wood and stone carving, gold and silver process parallel to the development of painting, and the evolution of external forces elegant, enhance the quality of characters.
iv. Manju Kapur’s character explores their attitude towards the imposition of biased gender treatment or women’s discrimination existed in the society. Kapur’s women characters represent themselves as balanced characters. Sometimes they adjust to the situation or sometimes rebels against the situation to acquire their self-syndrome. Her text gives an insight into the joint family system and women’s place in it.