The Curse of Bangalore

M.K. Raghavendra

in Bipolar Identity

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780198071587
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080793 | DOI:
The Curse of Bangalore

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This chapter examines Kannada cinema in the first decade of the twenty-first century. It begins by reviewing the author’s findings with regard to the shape taken by Kannada narrative from the 1930s onwards, up till the new millennium. It then discusses how Bangalore played a greater role in the Kannada film after 2000, including how the motif of the migrant in Bangalore became stronger in the new millennium. It analyses two remakes in Kannada of films made in another language: Sanjeevi’s Swetha Naga, about a researcher in zoology who is skeptical about the mythology around the cobra who ventures into a forest; and P. Vasu’s Apthamitra, a ghost story about a road construction engineer who acquires a palace rumoured to be haunted.

Keywords: Bangalore; Kannada films; Kannada cinema; Indian cinema; migrants; remakes; Swetha Naga; Apthamitra

Chapter.  12153 words. 

Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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