The Hay House Book of Cinema that Heals

The Hay House Book of Cinema that Heals

  • Author, Ashok Raj
  • ISBN No. 818998828X
  • No of Pages: 264
  • Language: English
Description:

A unique volume that highlights tellingly and poignantly how the impact of the Hindi film over the decades has played a significant role in trying to bring together people belonging to different faiths and different strata of society. Covering a vast time span from the silent era to the present, this work focuses on Hindi cinemas attempts at promoting harmony and trust among various religions, communities and ethnic groups, while performing its basic function of entertaining the viewers.

It identifies appropriate situations and characters in select films such as Padosi (1941), Hum Ek Hain (1946), Mughal-e-Azam (1960), Dharamputra (1961), Amar Akbar Anthony (1977), Ghulam-e-Musthafa (1997), Lagaan (2001) and Veer-Zara (2004) and describes how positive messages have been articulated through them. It also examines the response of the film makers to the changes that have been taking place over the years in society vis-a-vis the communal milieu in the country and their contribution towards making a cinema that heals.

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