Explores Indian cinema's portrayal of religion and the gods, from early film-makers' first forays onto the silent screen to the technicolour spectacles of modern Bollywood. This book draws on interviews with film stars, directors and producers, as well as popular fiction, fan magazines and of course the films themselves.
Cinema provides entertainment, but it also communicates a set of values, a vision of the world or an ideology. European cinema has dealt with the tension between these two functions in a variety of ways. Diverse and entertaining, this book explores the complex relationship between entertainment, ideology and audiences in European film.