A spectacular collection that celebrates Bollywood’s most enduring superstars Hindi cinema has wielded a hypnotic charm over viewers for close to a century, with its melodious music, colourful drama and lively plotlines.
Author: Bhaichand Patel
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Performing Arts
A spectacular collection that celebrates Bollywood’s most enduring superstars Hindi cinema has wielded a hypnotic charm over viewers for close to a century, with its melodious music, colourful drama and lively plotlines. But at the heart of its mystique is the galaxy of stars who continue to mesmerize audiences. Bollywood’s Top 20 is a definitive collection of original essays, paying tribute to the biggest stars of all time—from Ashok Kumar, Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand, Raj Kapoor, Nargis and Madhubala to Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Kareena Kapoor. Each piece offers unique insights into the struggles and triumphs, downfalls and scandals, and the inscrutable X factor of these talented actors that turned them into demigods and divas.
In all the top songs charts reproduced below, songs that are from a hit movie have been listed in bold. ... nine and 20 in the 1976 Binaca Geet Mala top 20 chart, but they are not remembered here as the best songs of the Seventies.
Author: Anna Morcom
Since their beginnings in the 1930s, Hindi films and film songs have dominated Indian public culture in India, and have also made their presence felt strongly in many global contexts. Hindi film songs have been described on the one hand as highly standardized and on the other as highly eclectic. Anna Morcom addresses many of the paradoxes eccentricities and myths of not just Hindi film songs but also of Hindi cinema by analysing film songs in cinematic context. While the presence of songs in Hindi films is commonly dismissed aspurely commercial this book demonstrates that in terms of the production process, musical style, and commercial life, it is most powerfully the parent film that shapes and defines the film songs and their success rather than the other way round. While they constitute India‘s still foremost genre of popular music, film songs are also situational, dramatic sequences, inherently multi-media in style and conception. This book is uniquely grounded in detailed musical and visual analysis of Hindi film songs, song sequences and films as well as a wealth of ethnographic material from the Hindi film and music industries. Its findings lead to highly novel ways of viewing Hindi film songs, their key role in Hindi cinema, and how this affects their wider life in India and across the globe. It will be indispensable to scholars seeking to understand both Hindi film songs and Hindi cinema. It also forms a major contribution to popular music, popular culture, film music studies and ethnomusicology, tackling pertinent issues of cultural production, (multi-)media, and the cross-cultural use of music in Hindi cinema. The book caters for both music specialists as well as a wider audience.
Needless to say, it features in our list of top 10 Bollywood films of all times! We could actually carry on with this list, as the talent pool of Bollywood is not just limited to “Top 20” best films of all times.
Author: Sumit Joshi
Publisher: Best Book Reads
Bollywood Through Ages = Bollywood is one of the biggest industry in the world , the objective of the industry is to entertain people by all means , since 1900’s many people contributed to Bollywood ,from silent films to voice films , from black and white to colored but only few people know about those pioneer of the Indian cinema , this book throw the light on life of those people’s .As time moved more superstars came and gave strength to the industry, at present time also many superstars are making their name on the globe , this book provides information about the life and achievements of famous personalities of Indian cinema , like Shah Rukh Khan , Anil Kapoor ,Amitabh Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra , Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Varun Dhawan and many more .This is the time to know more about Bollywood This is the first book about Bollywood that contains , the links to interesting videos and movies and biographies , first of the kind . More than that the Book also contains high resolution photos , and the information about Bollywood is up-to the date , and is cross checked before publishing . The contents are easy to Navigate , with different section for each Biography . ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ +++ Affairs Of Bollywood Stars Revealed = These are the top 20 Bollywood stars ever (Amitabh Bachchan______Aamir khan______,_Abhishek Bachchan______Ajay Devgan_____,Akshay kumar______Dev Anand______Dharmendra______,Dilip Kumar ______Govinda______Hrithik roshan_____Mithun_______Rajesh Khanna______Raj Kaooor_____Ranbeer Kapoor____Saif Ali Khan____, ,Salman Khan_____shatrughan sinha____Shah Rukh Khan _____,,Sunny Deol ______Sanjay Dutt) , All of us know who these bollywood stars are , we have seen their movies and they inspire us in many ways but do they inspire us even when it comes to having affairs ? , many of fans are not aware of the secret affairs they had , the seriousness of these affairs and about the consequences of these affairs , this time we are revealing this confidential material about the affair of the famous Bollywood actors .It include picture of Aamir khan's Illegal son from Jessica Hines and many more facts that you never know , so this is the time for you to know how was the real life of your favorite stars . This book is available for a limited time period , so don't miss the opportunity to grab this special work on Bollywood
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Author: Vikrant Kishore
Category: Social Science
This book traces the journey of popular Hindi cinema from 1913 to contemporary times when Bollywood has evolved as a part of India’s cultural diplomacy. Avoiding a linear, developmental narrative, the book re-examines the developments through the ruptures in the course of cinematic history. The essays in the volume critically consider transformations of the Hindi film industry from its early days to its present self-referential mode, issues of gender, dance and choreography, Bombay cinema’s negotiations with the changing cityscape and urbanisms, and concentrate on its multifarious regional, national and transnational implications in the 21st century. One of the most comprehensive volumes on Bollywood, this work presents an analytical overview of the multiple histories of popular cinema in India and will be useful to scholars and researchers interested in film and media studies, South Asian popular culture and modern India, as well as to cinephiles and general readers alike.
1 One account places DDLJ in the top 11 all-time hits of Bollywood, and its revenues in India are estimated to be ` 10.065 billion ... Important among them is Sanjay Leela Bhansali who has several big-budget extravaganzas to his credit.
Author: Aysha Iqbal Viswamohan
Publisher: SAGE Publications India
Category: Business & Economics
For those who think, read, teach, and write about Bollywood, this book is the release of the year! They are the ‘stars’ who sit behind the camera and create magic between ‘Action’ and ‘Cut’. Meet the directors of New Age cinema who with their themes, characteristic styles, and masterful storytelling are bridging the gap between commerce and content, commercial and art-house cinema. This book introduces you to the films they have made and provides a critical analysis of their craft, while remaining grounded in cinematic and popular culture theories. It shows the distinct ways in which they have handled issues of gender, urban culture, and social inequality.
After some success with songs for Bollywood, Kaur moved back to India and currently works from there, with ambitions ... Radio Mirchi publishes lists such as the Mirchi Top 20, which includes film and non-film songs, and Angrezi Top 20 ...
Author: Natalie Sarrazin
Focus: Popular Music in Contemporary India examines India’s musical soundscape beyond the classical and folk traditions of old to consider the culturally, socially, and politically rich contemporary music that is defining and energizing an Indian youth culture on the precipice of a major identity shift. From Bollywood film songs and Indo-jazz to bhangra hip-hop and Indian death metal, the book situates Indian popular music within critical and historical frameworks, highlighting the unprecedented changes the region’s music has undergone in recent decades. This critical approach provides readers with a foundation for understanding an Indian musical culture that is as diverse and complex as the region itself. Included are case studies featuring song notations, first-person narratives, and interviews of well-known artists and emerging musicians alike. Illuminated are issues of great import in India today—as reflected through its music—addressing questions of a "national" aesthetic, the effects of Western music, and identity politics as they relate to class, caste, LGBTQ perspectives, and other marginalized voices. Presented through a global lens, Focus: Popular Music in Contemporary India contextualizes the dynamic popular music of India and its vast cultural impact.
In B. Patel (Ed.), Bollywood's Top 20: Superstars of Indian Cinema (pp. 255–264). New Delhi: Penguin. Majumdar, N. (2009). Wanted cultured ladies only!: Female Stardom and cinema in India, 1930s– 1950s. Champaign: University of Illinois ...
Author: Aysha Iqbal Viswamohan
Publisher: Springer Nature
Category: Performing Arts
In this book, film scholars, anthropologists, and critics discuss star-making in the contemporary Hindi-language film industry in India, also known as “Bollywood.” Drawing on theories of stardom, globalization, transnationalism, gender, and new media studies, the chapters explore contemporary Hindi film celebrity. With the rise of social media and India’s increased engagement in the global economy, Hindi film stars are forging their identities not just through their on-screen images and magazine and advertising appearances, but also through an array of media platforms, product endorsements, setting fashion trends, and involvement in social causes. Focusing on some of the best-known Indian stars since the late 1990s, the book discusses the multiplying avenues for forging a star identity, the strategies industry outsiders adopt to become stars, and the contradictions and conflicts that such star-making produces. It addresses questions such as: What traits of contemporary stars have contributed most to longevity and success in the industry? How has filmmaking technology and practice altered the nature of stardom? How has the manufacture of celebrity altered with the recent appearance of commodity culture in India and the rise of a hyper-connected global economy? By doing so, it describes a distinct moment in India and in the world in which stars and stardom are drawn more closely than ever into the vital events of global culture. Hindi films and their stars are part of the national and global entertainment circuits that are bigger and more competitive than ever. As such, this is a timely book creates opportunities for examining stardom in other industries and provides fruitful cross-cultural perspectives on star identities today. "Grounded in rigorous scholarship as well as a palpable love of Hindi cinema, this collection of 19 essays on a dizzying array of contemporary Hindi film stars makes for an informative, thought-provoking, illuminating, and most of all, a joyful read. Pushing boundaries of not only global Star Studies but also film theory as a whole, this de-colonised and de-colonising volume is a must read for film scholars, students and cinephiles!" Dr. Sunny Singh, Senior Lecturer - Creative Writing and English Literature, Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture & Design, London Metropolitan University “A wide-ranging overview of Hindi cinema’s filmi firmament today, focussing on its most intriguing and brightest-burning stars. The variety of approaches to stardom and celebrity by both established and upcoming scholars reveals a web of interconnecting stories and concerns that provide fascinating new insights into the workings of today's Hindi film industry, while shining fresh light on contemporary India and the world we live in.” Professor Rosie Thomas, Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM), College of Design, Creative and Digital Industries, University of Westminster
“Top 20 Internet Countries: 2012 Q1, With the Highest Number of Users.” Internet World Stats: Usage ... Accessed September 21, 2012. http://www.internetworldstats.com/top20.htm. Mishra, Vijay. 2002. ... Hindi Film Songs and the Cinema.
Author: Gregory D. Booth
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This is the first book to tackle the diverse styles and multiple histories of popular musics in India. It brings together fourteen of the world's leading scholars on Indian popular music to contribute chapters on a range of topics from the classic songs of Bollywood to contemporary remixes, summarized by a reflective afterword by popular music scholar Timothy Taylor. The chapters in this volume address the impact of media and technology on contemporary music, the variety of industrial developments and contexts for Indian popular music, and historical trends in popular music development both before and after the Indian Independence in 1947. The book identifies new ways of engaging popular music in India beyond the Bollywood musical canon, and offers several case studies of local and regional styles of music. The contributors address the subcontinent's historical relationships with colonialism, the transnational market economies, local governmental factors, international conventions, and a host of other circumstances to shed light on the development of popular music throughout India. To illustrate each chapter author's points, and to make available music not easily accessible in North America, the book features an Oxford web music companion website of audio and video tracks.
Bollywood has become the largest foreign exporter of filmed entertainment to the US market, and every year several Bollywood films are in the top-twenty box-office charts in North America and the UK. The export boom means that Bollywood ...
Author: Dariusz Wójcik
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Business & Economics
The first fifteen years of the 21st century have thrown into sharp relief the challenges of growth, equity, stability, and sustainability facing the world economy. In addition, they have exposed the inadequacies of mainstream economics in providing answers to these challenges. This volume gathers over 50 leading scholars from around the world to offer a forward-looking perspective of economic geography to understanding the various building blocks, relationships, and trajectories in the world economy. The perspective is at the same time grounded in theory and in the experiences of particular places. Reviewing state-of-the-art of economic geography, setting agendas, and with illustrations and empirical evidence from all over the world, the book should be an essential reference for students, researchers, as well as strategists and policy makers. Building on the success of the first edition, this volume offers a radically revised, updated, and broader approach to economic geography. With the backdrop of the global financial crisis, finance is investigated in chapters on financial stability, financial innovation, global financial networks, the global map of savings and investments, and financialization. Environmental challenges are addressed in chapters on resource economies, vulnerability of regions to climate change, carbon markets, and energy transitions. Distribution and consumption feature alongside more established topics on the firm, innovation, and work. The handbook also captures the theoretical and conceptual innovations of the last fifteen years, including evolutionary economic geography and the global production networks approach. Addressing the dangers of inequality, instability, and environmental crisis head-on, the volume concludes with strategies for growth and new ways of envisioning the spatiality of economy for the future.
Travels of Hindi Song and Dance Sangita Gopal, Sujata Moorti. 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 1 Rachel Dwyer, All You Want Is Money, All You Need Is Love: Sex and Romance in Modern India (London and New York: Cassell, 2000), 96.
Author: Sangita Gopal
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
Category: Social Science
Bollywood movies and their signature song-and-dance spectacles are an aesthetic familiar to people around the world, and Bollywood music now provides the rhythm for ads marketing goods such as computers and a beat for remixes and underground bands. These musical numbers have inspired scenes in Western films such as Vanity Fair and Moulin Rouge. Global Bollywood shows how this currency in popular culture and among diasporic communities marks only the latest phase of the genre’s world travels. This interdisciplinary collection describes the many roots and routes of the Bollywood song-and-dance spectacle. Examining the reception of Bollywood music in places as diverse as Indonesia and Israel, the essays offer a stimulating redefinition of globalization, highlighting the cultural influence of Hindi film music from its origins early in the twentieth century to today. Contributors: Walter Armbrust, Oxford U; Anustup Basu, U of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Nilanjana Bhattacharjya, Colorado College; Edward K. Chan, Kennesaw State U; Bettina David, Hamburg U; Rajinder Dudrah, U of Manchester; Shanti Kumar, U of Texas, Austin; Monika Mehta, Binghamton U; Anna Morcom, Royal Holloway College; Ronie Parciack, Tel Aviv U; Biswarup Sen, U of Oregon; Sangita Shrestova; Richard Zumkhawala-Cook, Shippensburg U. Sangita Gopal is assistant professor of English at the University of Oregon. Sujata Moorti is professor of women’s and gender studies at Middlebury College.
George S. Larke-Walsh ... “Gulabi Gang” is based on real life while “Gulaab Gang” is a work of fiction: Kiran Rao. ... December 16, 2008. http://www.oneknightstands. net/top‐20‐villains‐of‐bollywood/ (accessed April 11, 2015).
Author: George S. Larke-Walsh
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A companion to the study of the gangster film’s international appeal spanning the Americas, Europe, and Asia A Companion to the Gangster Film presents a comprehensive overview of the newest scholarship on the contemporary gangster film genre as a global phenomenon. While gangster films are one of America’s most popular genres, gangster movies appear in every film industry across the world. With contributions from an international panel of experts, A Companion to the Gangster Film explores the popularity of gangster films across three major continents, the Americas, Europe, and Asia. The authors acknowledge the gangster genre’s popularity and examine the reasons supporting its appeal to twenty-first century audiences across the globe. The book examines common themes across all three continents such as production histories and reception, gender race and sexuality, mafia mythologies, and politics. In addition, the companion clearly shows that no national cinema develops in isolation and that cinema is a truly global popular art form. This important guide to the gangster film genre: Reveals how the gangster film engages in complex and contradictory themes Examines the changing face of the gangster film in America Explores the ideas of gangsterism and migration in the Hispanic USA, Latin America and the Caribbean Discusses the wide variety of gangster types to appear in European cinema Contains a review of a wide-range of gangster films from the Americans, Europe, and Asia Written for academics and students of film, A Companion to the Gangster Film offers a scholarly and authoritative guide exploring the various aspects and international appeal of the gangster film genre.
NARGIS AND RAJ KAPOOR: MY HEART IS HINDUSTANI Bunny Reuben, Raj Kapoor: The Fabulous Showman (New Delhi, 1995), p. 88. Ibid., p. 118. S. Theodore Baskaram, 'Nargis', in Bollywood's Top 20: Superstars of Indian Cinema, ed.
Author: Michael Newton
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Category: Performing Arts
Show People offers a comprehensive history of the idea of the film star from Mary Pickford to Andy Serkis, traversing more than one hundred years and drawing on examples from America, Britain, Europe, and Asia. Renowned film writer Michael Newton explores our enduring love affair with fame, glamour, and the cinematic image. Newton builds up an expansive picture of movie stardom through explorations of striking and diverse figures such as Ingrid Bergman and John Wayne, Anna Karina and Sidney Poitier, Maggie Cheung, and Raj Kapoor. He celebrates the great performers of the past, and he looks forward to developments in the future, while also illuminating the inner workings of the movie industry and what moves us in a film and in an actor’s performance. An encyclopedic, illustrated history of film idols ready for their close-ups, Show People is ultimately a book about cinephilia, the love of cinema, and our complex connection to that celebrated and beleaguered figure, the movie star.
The market for Hindi films is divided into six distribution territories: five in India and a sixth, overseas. ... None of the top 20 films, all of which grossed over $100m, was rated R,” he reported in the Financial Times.
Author: Priya Joshi
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Bollywood is India's most popular entertainment and one of its most powerful social forces. Its blockbusters contest ideas about state formation, capture the nation's dispersed anxieties, and fabricate public fantasies of what constitutes "India." Written by an award-winning scholar of popular culture and postcolonial modernity, Bollywood's India analyzes the role of the cinema's most popular blockbusters in making, unmaking, and remaking modern India. With dazzling interpretive virtuosity, Priya Joshi provides an interdisciplinary account of popular cinema as a space that filters politics and modernity for its viewers. Themes such as crime and punishment, family and individuality, vigilante and community capture the diffuse aspirations of an evolving nation. Summoning India's tumultuous 1970s as an interpretive lens, Joshi reveals the cinema's social work across decades that saw the decline of studios, the rise of the multi-starrer genre, and the arrival of corporate capital and new media platforms. In elegantly crafted studies of iconic and less familiar films, including Awara (1951), Ab Dilli Dur Nahin (1957), Deewaar (1975), Sholay (1975), Dil Se (1998), A Wednesday (2008), and 3 Idiots (2009), Joshi powerfully conveys the pleasures and politics of Bollywood blockbusters.
As Table 9.8 shows, Bollywood is big business. Table 9.8 The Indian movie industry, 2006 Overall ... Taal (Rhythm) was the first Indian film to open in the Top 20 in the US and Top 10 in the UK (Prasad, 1999). Bollywood also moved into ...
Author: Mark Balnaves
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Category: Social Science
This is a manageable introduction to all the theories and approaches that make up media studies. The book is accompanied by extensive textual and online resources to give readers guidance at every step. Offering a truly global approach, this is a cutting edge text for today's students seeking to understand worldwide media, past and present.
Bollywood is one of the largest film producers in India and one of the largest centres of film production in the world ... a Subhash Ghai blockbuster, was the first Hindi film to appear on the top 20 box-office charts in the US in 1999.
10 But what is this Bollywood invoked and quoted by so many ad agencies and newspaper headline writers and in such ... to hit the American Top 20), has encouraged Eros International, the world's biggest distributor of Bollywood movies, ...
Author: Mimi Thi Nguyen
Publisher: Duke University Press
Category: Social Science
Alien Encounters showcases innovative directions in Asian American cultural studies. In essays exploring topics ranging from pulp fiction to multimedia art to import-car subcultures, contributors analyze Asian Americans’ interactions with popular culture as both creators and consumers. Written by a new generation of cultural critics, these essays reflect post-1965 Asian America; the contributors pay nuanced attention to issues of gender, sexuality, transnationality, and citizenship, and they unabashedly take pleasure in pop culture. This interdisciplinary collection brings together contributors working in Asian American studies, English, anthropology, sociology, and art history. They consider issues of cultural authenticity raised by Asian American participation in hip hop and jazz, the emergence of an orientalist “Indo-chic” in U.S. youth culture, and the circulation of Vietnamese music variety shows. They examine the relationship between Chinese restaurants and American culture, issues of sexuality and race brought to the fore in the video performance art of a Bruce Lee–channeling drag king, and immigrant television viewers’ dismayed reactions to a Chinese American chef who is “not Chinese enough.” The essays in Alien Encounters demonstrate the importance of scholarly engagement with popular culture. Taking popular culture seriously reveals how people imagine and express their affective relationships to history, identity, and belonging. Contributors. Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Kevin Fellezs, Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez, Joan Kee, Nhi T. Lieu, Sunaina Maira, Martin F. Manalansan IV, Mimi Thi Nguyen, Robyn Magalit Rodriguez, Sukhdev Sandhu, Christopher A. Shinn, Indigo Som, Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu, Oliver Wang
Revenues are available, however, for the top 20 Hindi- language movies between 1960 and 2010, and the top 50 for 1981–2010.3 India is linguistically diverse, producing movies in many languages. Hindi film (“Bollywood”) is the largest ...
Author: Joel Waldfogel
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Category: Business & Economics
How digital technology is upending the traditional creative industries—and why that’s a good thing The digital revolution poses a mortal threat to the major creative industries—music, publishing, television, and the movies. Cheap, easy self-producing is eroding the position of the gatekeepers and guardians of culture. Does this revolution herald the collapse of culture, as some commentators claim? Far from it. In Digital Renaissance, Joel Waldfogel argues that digital technology is enabling a new golden age of popular culture—a digital renaissance. Analyzing decades of production and sales data, as well as bestseller and best-of lists, Waldfogel finds that the new digital model is just as powerful at generating high-quality, successful work as the old industry model, and in many cases more so.
"Mom Movie First Look: Sridevi is intense and mysterious; Twitterati can't stop praising her looks in new poster!". India.com. Retrieved 14 March 2017. ... "Readers Pick Top 10 Bollywood Actresses of All Time". ^ Filmfare.
However staple the diet and familiar the formula, Bollywood is gradually attracting all kinds of new audiences for various ... the top) of Indian cinema.20 But this is not just to blandly celebrate such universalising currents as a ...
Author: Dr Raminder Kaur
Publisher: SAGE Publications India
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This volume brings together a group of international scholars to analyze the globalized networks of Indian cinema. It provides a critique of a common scholarly tendency in the field of popular cinema of defining Indian films in terms of their modernity and desire for nationhood. Bollyworld argues that Indian cinema cannot be understood in terms of this national paradigm, and must be more properly described as a field of visual and cultural production that interlinks sites as diverse as the cosmopolitan city of Bombay, the provincial region of Maharashtra, and countries such as Nigeria, Germany, South Africa and the United Kingdom. The twelve essays track the intra-national and trans-national movements of Bollywood cinema. Divided into three sections, the first discusses the technology and aesthetics of India's commercial cinema as it developed in the period that spans the silents from 1913 to the advent of the talkies in 1931. The second section studies these films as 'local', 'intertextual' manifestations of globalization and highlights the changes in post-liberalization cinema. Against the backdrop of economic liberalization, the institutionalization of multiculturalism and a strong voice of migrant Indian populations, the third section focuses on the overseas reception of Indian films.
Then there is Bacardi Breezer Vivid Nights where every Friday and Saturday night , the listeners are in for 3 hours ... Every Sunday , Malini and Savio host Mumbai's Top 20 countdown chart , where the music just gets better and better !
Author: Tapan Kumar Panda
Publisher: Excel Books India
Category: Brand name products
How are brands built? Is an advertising campaign capable enough to build a brand? What are the criteria for making a brand successful? Is building and managing a brand in India different than elsewhere? How Customer Relationship Management shapes a branding paradigm? Do extensions dilute the master brand????Many more intriguing questions answered in this book by researchers, academicians, CEOs, brand gurus and consultants.