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(Re) Thinking women in cinema: The changing narrative structure in Bollywood

Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : Scopus

Source : South Asian Popular Culture

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Campus : Amritapuri

School : School of Arts Humanities and Commerce

Year : 2019

Abstract : Over a period of time, Cinema has become an emphatic medium to introduce some major questions in society. The changing depiction of women in Indian Cinema from being labelled as weak and objectified to being shown as strong lead characters have been quite evident. Though there has been a considerable attempt to show the changing status of women in Bollywood in recent films like Piku (2015), Nil BateySannata (2016) and Anarkali of Arrah (2017) with leading female characters who are independent and move beyond the lines of gender stereotypes and patriarchal influences but the lack of complex narrative structure and the lucidity in the narrative techniques fail to make the desired critical impact. © 2019, © 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.

Cite this Research Publication : Aju Aravind,Manzar Benazir , (Re) Thinking women in cinema: The changing narrative structure in Bollywood, South Asian Popular Culture Volume 17, Issue 1, Pages 1 - 132 January 2019

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