Hindi Cinema 101

This assignment focuses on general characteristics of Hindi cinema.

Objectives

After completing this assignment, students should be able to

Before class (for the quiz)

  • Summarize the relative size of the Indian film industry and other details about the industry presented in the assigned infographic
  • Identify each of the five characteristics of Hindi cinema discussedĀ  in the slides
  • Identify the initials “SRK” and explain why they are important to the study of Hindi cinema

After class (for the exam)

  • Summarize the relative size of the Indian film industry and other details about the industry presented in the assigned infographic
  • Summarize the updates to the assigned infographic that were presented in class
  • Summarize each of the five characteristics of Hindi cinema discussedĀ  in the slides and recognize new examples of them
  • Summarize the different attitudes in Western and Hindustani culture toward the practice of kissing
  • Summarize the different approaches to on-screen kissing in Western and Hindi films
  • Summarize recent changes in India related to kissing, both in public and in film
  • Summarize the controversy that was sparked by actors Shilpa Shetty and Richard Gere

Reading

Quiz

  • Hindi Cinema 101