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Into the Sc(re)enery: Bollywood Locations and Docu-diaspora

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In this essay, I draw connections between the cinematic experience and travel discourses, exploring the ways contemporary popular Hindi films acknowledge a global audience through Bollywood’s locations and dislocations. In my examination of representations of tourism, pilgrimage, and immigration, I focus on key examples from contemporary Bollywood-related tourist industry initiatives; diasporic narrative trajectories and location use in recent hit films; and documentations of Bollywood fantasy-fueled “passages” to India.
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Keywords: Bollywood; British tourism; documentaries; location; pilgrimage; travel

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2004-09-01

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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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