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Hollywood's Poorer Cousin -- Indian Cinema in an Era of Globalization

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That the Indian cinema is in the process of globalization is evident from even a cursory acquaintance with contemporary popular culture. In September 2001, Indian director Mira Nair's Monsoon Wedding, a light-hearted account of a wedding in a wealthy family in India, was awarded the Golden Lion for best picture at the Venice Film Festival. The British born-and-bred Asif Kapadia's The Warrior won the London Film Festival's prestigious Sutherland Trophy. In 2002, the first Indian-Hollywood co-production entitled Kaante or Thorns, starring India's best-known actor Amitabh Bachchan, is being filmed. Bachchan, recently voted the greatest star of stage and screen by a BBC Internet poll, has acted in more than 100 movies over three decades and was given the "Star of the Century" award in September 2001 at the Alexandria International Film Festival. He has also been immortalized in wax at London's Madame Tussauds, the first Indian film personality to merit this accolade.

Keywords: Americanization; Hollywood; Indian cinema; expansion; globalization; popular culture

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Goldsmiths College, University of London

Publication date: 2002-03-01

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  • Asian Cinema is a seminal journal, which has been published since 1995 by the Asian Cinema Studies Society under the stewardship of Professor John Lent. From 2012 Asian Cinema will be published by Intellect as part of our Film Studies journal portfolio. The journal currently publishes a variety of scholarly material - including research articles, interviews, book and film reviews and bibliographies - on all forms and aspects of Asian cinema. The journal's broad aim is to advance understanding and knowledge of the rich traditions of the various Asian cinemas, thereby making an invaluable contribution to the field of Film Studies in general.
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