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Revisiting Sholay a.k.a. Flames Of The Sun

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Twenty five years later. The little village of Ramnagar, built specifically for the making of Sholay, on the route from Bangalore to Mysore has become another urban space. So have thousands of villages in India transformed their rural identity. And to help make this transformation peaceful and painless, thousands of such films have contributed to a new way of looking at independent India and negotiated their audiences through a simplified way of addressing modernity.

Keywords: British India; Indian cinema; Modernity; Ramesh Sippy; Sholay; post-colonial

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: March 1, 1999

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