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The Bollywood Beat: 1970s and 1980s - The Angry Young Man or the Disco Dancer? Mon, 2012-03-19 15:14


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In our third show we are travelling back to 70s and 80s, the times when flared trousers were at vogue and the heroes of curry western were ?good at heart? goons. We are taking you through two completely diverse decades in order to see what kind of music became an inspiration for the people and what were the influences on composers. And what sort of heroes represented the Indian society and its aspirations on the silver screen. We also have a very special feature for you ? an interview with none other than the legendary Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor!

 

 Presenters/Script-writers:

Marta Schmidt

Aashi Gahlot

Sheherbano Ahmed

 

Bibliography:

Anantharaman, G. (2008) Bollywood Melodies: A History of the Hindi Film Song. New Delhi: Penguin Books.

Ganti, T. (2004) Bollywood: A guidebook to popular Hindi Cinema. Routeledge.

Pinto, J. (ed) (2011) The Greatest Show On Earth: Writings on Bollywood. New Delhi: Penguin Books.

Vijayakar, R. (2009) The History of Indian Film Music. Delhi: Bennett, Coleman & Co, Ltd.