Shyam Benegal is one of the most prolific contemporary film-makers from India’s ‘New Cinema’. From his first film Ankur (1974) through to Zubeidaa (2000), he has explored the contradictions and tensions of a society in rapid transition, with a unique focus on the female protagonists. Sangeeta Dutta’s book traces a career with its beginnings in political cinema and a realist aesthetic. It shows how the struggles of women, the dispossessed and marginalized in Indian society find expression in films as diverse as Nishant, Bhumika, Mandi, Suraj Ka Satwan Ghoda and Kalyug. It traces Benegal’s work with some of the biggest names in Indian cinema—Shabana Azmi, Smita Patil, Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Govind Nihalani and more recently Karishma Kapoor and A. R. Rahman—developing a style and ethos uniquely his. It also explains how the director’s work presents both a stark contrast to Bollywood and yet contains creative continuities both with commercial cinema and his distinguished predecessor Satyajit Ray. Perhaps no other director has come close to painting such a compelling and vivid portrait of modern India. Printed Pages:296. Size: 14 Cms x 22 Cms. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: This study traces Benegal's career with its beginning in political cinema, and a realist aesthetic.
About the Author: Sangeeta Datta is a film historian, lecturer, critic, and documentary filmmaker. She runs a London-based film society, In Focus.
Titel: Shyam Benegal
Verlag: Roli Books
Einband: Hard Cover
Auflage: First Edition.
Buchbeschreibung Berg Publishers Ltd, Oxford, United Kingdom, 2006. paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Soft cover and contents in very good clean condition. Used. Artikel-Nr. 207382