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AWARA (Winner of the National Award for the Best Writing on Cinema)
AWARA (Winner of the National Award for the Best Writing on Cinema)
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Raj Kapoor's Awara, released over half a century ago, is widely regarded as a classic of Indian cinema. With its socialist message, the unprecedented intensity of its central romance, the memorable songs and the hugely popular character of the Vagabond - the tramp as the quintessential 'common man' - the film captured the imagination of a young, independent nation. It also made Raj Kapoor perhaps the most famous Indian in the erstwhile Soviet Union, China and the Middle East.

In this award-winning book, first published in 1992, Gayatri Chatterjee examines every aspect of Awara to try and understand not just its popular and enduring appeal but also its intrinsic merits as pure cinema. By situating it in a historical, social and political context, and decoding key shots, sequences and sons, she analyses the different levels at which the film works.

Containing over 100 photographs, this exhaustive study brilliantly uses a single landmark film to investigate the complex and often fascinating phenomenon of popular cinema in India.

About the Author

Gayatri Chatterjee is an independent scholar working in Film and Cultural Studies, Based in Pune, she teaches in India and has lectured in USA and Europe. Awara was awarded the Swarna Kamal, the President's Gold Medal, for the Best on Cinema. She is also the author of Mother India (2002).

CONTENTS

Awaravii
Preface to the Second Editionix
Preface to the First Editionxix
Acknowledgementsxxv
The Title of the Film: The Naming of Characters1
The Father, and the Other Generations12
The Woman: the Women31
Love and Romance45
Genre58
Popularity, Pleasure, Popular Cinema74
The Hero's Fears and Nightmares81
Pursuits of Whiteness and Riches89
The Photograph98
Music in Awara: Song and Dance Picturization104
The Narrative Structure116
Raj Kapoor - The Hero - The Man123
Notes130

AWARA (Winner of the National Award for the Best Writing on Cinema)

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IDE851
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Edition:
2003
ISBN:
0143029800
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English
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7.7" X 4.8"
Pages:
161 (B & W Illus: 115)
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From the Jacket:

Raj Kapoor's Awara, released over half a century ago, is widely regarded as a classic of Indian cinema. With its socialist message, the unprecedented intensity of its central romance, the memorable songs and the hugely popular character of the Vagabond - the tramp as the quintessential 'common man' - the film captured the imagination of a young, independent nation. It also made Raj Kapoor perhaps the most famous Indian in the erstwhile Soviet Union, China and the Middle East.

In this award-winning book, first published in 1992, Gayatri Chatterjee examines every aspect of Awara to try and understand not just its popular and enduring appeal but also its intrinsic merits as pure cinema. By situating it in a historical, social and political context, and decoding key shots, sequences and sons, she analyses the different levels at which the film works.

Containing over 100 photographs, this exhaustive study brilliantly uses a single landmark film to investigate the complex and often fascinating phenomenon of popular cinema in India.

About the Author

Gayatri Chatterjee is an independent scholar working in Film and Cultural Studies, Based in Pune, she teaches in India and has lectured in USA and Europe. Awara was awarded the Swarna Kamal, the President's Gold Medal, for the Best on Cinema. She is also the author of Mother India (2002).

CONTENTS

Awaravii
Preface to the Second Editionix
Preface to the First Editionxix
Acknowledgementsxxv
The Title of the Film: The Naming of Characters1
The Father, and the Other Generations12
The Woman: the Women31
Love and Romance45
Genre58
Popularity, Pleasure, Popular Cinema74
The Hero's Fears and Nightmares81
Pursuits of Whiteness and Riches89
The Photograph98
Music in Awara: Song and Dance Picturization104
The Narrative Structure116
Raj Kapoor - The Hero - The Man123
Notes130

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