Melodramatic South Asia: In Quest of Local Cinemas in the Region

  title={Melodramatic South Asia: In Quest of Local Cinemas in the Region},
  author={Dev Nath Pathak},
  journal={Journal of Human Values},
  pages={167 - 177}
  • D. Pathak
  • Published 20 July 2017
  • Political Science, Art
  • Journal of Human Values
What is remarkably unique of the popular cinema in the region of South Asia? How does it lead beyond the vexed notions of the contemporary milieu, namely, hybrid local? How does it transcend the idea of nationally restricted local too? Looking through eclectic motley of popular cinema in the region, this article seeks to unravel such questions with reflexive propositions. It paves the way to comprehend cinematic identity of the region with the adjective of ‘melodrama’, as perceived through the… 

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