The appreciation and promotion of cultural otherness

A case study of the Toulouse Indian Film Festival Cinema is an important medium, and is highly responsible worldwide in constructing otherness.[1] Film industries, since time immemorial, have been aware of this power that it holds, and several papers on this aspect using Hollywood as an example are available.[2] This present study is a result […]

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Understanding the habits and preferences of Bengali cinema audiences

[note note_color=”#f79125″ text_color=”#151113″ radius=”3″]The author’s film Andar Kahini has received innumerable awards at a variety of international film festivals, and is now set to release in West Bengal cinema halls. If you would like to be a part of it, check out https://www.wishberry.in/campaign/andarkahini-self-exile[/note]   The cinema market of Kolkata/West Bengal has primarily been dominated by […]

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French Spectators of Indian Films — Bias and Curiosity

Our primary research on French spectators of Indian films was conducted nearly a decade ago: the ideal age for a first assessment. At present, although reception studies have begun taking hold in France, there are very few publications for the subject. Firstly, working on the audience-level reception is still not fashionable, and secondly, it is […]

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In defense of the dramatic

Stories narrated in a dramatic manner attract and engage the masses, especially those from the lower strata whose daily lives are filled with struggle. ‘Masala,’ ‘escapist fare’ offers them nostalgia, inspiration, strength and hope. For, the cinema crafted for them is kinder than their unchanging reality. This causal relationship between income class and preference for […]

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