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PORTRAYAL OF POLITICAL STEREOTYPES IN BOLLYWOOD MOVIES

Srivastava , Neha (2014) PORTRAYAL OF POLITICAL STEREOTYPES IN BOLLYWOOD MOVIES. Masters thesis, Christ University.

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Abstract

Bollywood movies have a stereotypical way of depicting politics and politician, corruption and bureaucracy. There has been repetition in the way themes have been portrayed. Love, loyalty, patriotism, pain, glamour, difference between rich and poor and also politics/politicians. These stereotypes have been kept aside in very few films but the general notion of the character is more or less the same. The 1980’s had a league of movies that portrayed politicians as the villain and police as the hero in the films. It is this stereotyping of power, politics, corruption and politicians that the researcher would like to analyse and find a common link in the characterization and pasteurization of the same. This dissertation will analyse three films Raanjhanaa, Paa and Sarkar. It is this cinema showcasing politics is mostly a negative light. It unlike Hollywood has not glorified the deeds of the good doings of politicians instead always shown the dirt, filth and negative side of politics linking it to the underworld. This paper will try and find similar links/ traits to the portrayal and study it in detail.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Subjects:Thesis > Masters > MS Communication
ID Code:5893
Deposited By:Knowledge Center Christ University
Deposited On:22 Jan 2014 12:32
Last Modified:22 Jan 2014 12:32

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