SAST 3300

Course Name: 
The Pleasures of Bollywood: Melodrama, Realism, Mythos

This class will focus on cinema produced by the industry in Mumbai, popularly called Bollywood. Topics will include the relationship between fiction and documentation, between melodrama and realism, music and affect.  Students will be taught the tools of film analysis and will be expected to watch and unpack films each week.  They will also be expected to consider films in the social, political and economic contexts in which they were made.  

Geeta Patel