The popularity of the supporting cast in Hindi cinema

  title={The popularity of the supporting cast in Hindi cinema},
  author={Chandra Bhushan Kumar},
  journal={South Asian Popular Culture},
  pages={189 - 198}
  • Chandra Bhushan Kumar
  • Published 2014
  • History
  • South Asian Popular Culture
  • In the analysis of the popularity of Hindi cinema during its formative decades in the post-Independence period, the presence of supporting cast played by minor characters has received little attention. Using the Rasa theory of cinematic performance, this paper argues that the characters of Hindi cinema have succeeded in establishing a relationship with the viewers that encourages them to return regularly to movie theatres. 
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