IS THERE A POLITICAL CINEMA IN INDIA?

IS THERE A POLITICAL CINEMA IN INDIA?

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IS THERE A POLTICAL CINEMA IN INDIA?
 
Ó Shoma A. Chatterji  2008
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IS THERE A POLTICAL CINEMA IN INDIA?

 
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Ó Shoma A. Chatterji  2008
 
 
 
The question - does India have a political cinema? leads to other more relevant and specific questions. It does not and cannot offer ready-made, textbook answers. How, for instance, does one define political cinema? Is there any cinema that is apolitical and that does not really have any political statement to make? Is not there a politics within the entertainment thrown up by Indian mainstream films? If politics propagates a point of view, or has an agenda to serve or a point to make, then all cinema is political because a film expressing the aesthetics of a creative artist also, at the same time, presents the artiste bias for or against something. Argentinian film maker Jeanine Meerapfel who makes strong political statements in her films made in Germany, most often not allowed release in her own country, says, Every film is a political film because it presents the makers point of view. In relatively lesser dynamic and immediate forms of art like painting, music and dance, the political substance may remain low-key and less exploited because they lack the life and mass appeal that cinema has. It is within this ambience in which a discussion on political cinema assumes significance.
 
 
 
Shoma A. Chatterji, film critic, journalist and author, won the National Award (1991) for Best Film Critic and the Best Film Critic Award from the Bengal Film Journalists¡¦ Association (1998.) Her book Parama and Other Outsiders The Cinema of Aparna Sen, won the National Award for the Best Book on Cinema in 2003. She won a research fellowship from the National Film Archive Pune in 2003-2004 and recently submitted her dissertation for her Senior Research Fellowship from PSBT (Public Service Broadcasting Trust) Delhi. She won the second prize in the Sahitya Akademi¡¦s Golden Short Story Translation Contest in 2007. She is awaiting the results of her Ph.D. thesis on Cinema in the History stream. The title of the thesis is Men Directors  Womens Voice. She writes extensively on cinema and gender issues. She also covers media, human rights, development, child rights and contemporary issues in several print and electronic media publications across India. She has been on the panel of several Film Juries at International Film Festivals such as Mannheim-Heidelberg, St. Petersburg, Dona San Sebastian, etc. She has presented papers on television and cinema at Thessaloniki, Greece, Mannheim, Stuttgart and University of Heidelberg, Germany, School of Sound, London, and Asian Film Centre, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Besides contributing to many edited compilations on Indian cinema, she has singly authored 16 published books on cinema, gender issues, short fiction and urban history. She currently contributes to The Statesman, The Tribune, Sahara Time, Screen, The Clean India Journal, Bride & Style, Tran World Features, South Asian Cinema and Film India Worldwide. She has been writing for 30 years and is based in Kolkata.
 
 

 

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