This is the first book to investigate how mental illness is portrayed in Hindi cinema. It examines attitudes towards mental illness in Indian culture, how they are reflected in Hindi films, and how culture has influenced the portrayal of the psychoses. Dinesh Bhugra guides the reader through the history of Indian cinema, covering developments from the idealism of the 1950s to the stalking, jealousy and psychopathy that characterized the films of the 1990s. Critiques of individual films reveal the culture's approach towards mental illness and reflect the impact of culture on films and vice versa. Subjects covered include: Am Cinema and emotion Am Attitudes towards mental illness Am Socio-economic factors and cinema in India Am Indian personality, villainy and history Am Psychoanalysis in the films of the 1960s Mad Tales from Bollywood will be of interest to psychiatrists, mental health professionals, students of media and cultural studies and all those with an interest in Indian culture.They take turns in asking questions to assess his mental state. ... Another psychiatrist (unusually) asks Sujit to keep his answers short while asking him what he did for a living. ... A aquot;comedy actoraquot; pretends to be the buffalo of another patient.
|Title||:||Mad Tales from Bollywood: Portrayal of Mental Illnes in Conventional Hindi Cinema|
|Publisher||:||Psychology Press - 2006-08-31|