Mad tales from Bollywood: the impact of social, political, and economic climate on the portrayal of mental illness in Hindi films.

@article{Bhugra2005MadTF,
  title={Mad tales from Bollywood: the impact of social, political, and economic climate on the portrayal of mental illness in Hindi films.},
  author={Dinesh Kumar Bhugra},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  year={2005},
  volume={112 4},
  pages={250-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To study the portrayal of mental illness (especially psychosis) in Hindi films since 1950 and to study the influence of prevalent social, political and economic factors on each portrayal. METHOD Using two encyclopedias and one source book, films that had mental illness affecting one of the protagonists were identified. The social, economic and political factors were identified using history texts. RESULTS In the 1960s after India became a Republic, the political climate was one of… CONTINUE READING