Cinema in Motion


in Travels of Bollywood Cinema

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780198075981
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199081523 | DOI:
Cinema in Motion

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This chapter opposes the ‘regionalization’ of Tamil cinema and traces the transnational flows of Tamil cinema that are asymptotic with those of Hindi. Defining Tamil cinema as ‘a cinema in motion’, the chapter provides a fascinating glimpse into the different forms of sociality it has produced historically and spatially. The new forms of sociality produced by cinemas in Tamil interrupt the ideology of the Hindi film and the conceptualization of the nation state.

Keywords: regionalization; Tamil cinema; transnational flows; sociality; ideology of Hindi film; nation state

Chapter.  7687 words. 

Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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