Popular Cinema and the “New” Media in India

Manjunath Pendakur

in The Oxford Handbook of Film and Media Studies

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9780195175967
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Literature

Popular Cinema and the “New” Media in India


This article discusses the transformation of Indian cinema due to technological advances. It also describes some features of Indian media, such as film censorship. It shows that although a number of new technologies have been introduced in the country, the popularity of cinema has not waned. However, globalization has led to a change in the film industry, and representations of India in the Western media have also changed in the last ten years. The discussion looks at the policy and structure of the cinema industry, as well as the impact digital cinema technologies have on the production sector.

Keywords: Indian cinema; technological advances; Indian media; globalization; representations of India; digital cinema technologies; production sector

Article.  9758 words. 

Subjects: Literature ; Film

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