FilmStu 124 paper

FilmStu 124 paper - Sonik 1 Upasana Sonik Film Studies 124...

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Sonik 1 Upasana Sonik Film Studies 124 Bhaskar Sarkar December 2, 2008 Due Date: Dec . 4, 2008 Media Reception: Jodhaa Akbar Bollywood is a well known term used to describe the Mumbai-based Indian film industry . However many people incorrectly use the term Bollywood and use it to describe the entire Indian cinema industry, even though it is only a part of the Indian film industry . It is the largest film industry in India and is the second largest in the world . Bollywood films are unique in their own style . Usually Bollywood films consist of many song and dance sequences throughout the film . Bollywood films are very dramatic and overreacted through emotion rather than realism . Additionally, compared to other films, Bollywood films are very long . Indian films are the most watched films throughout the world . The media plays a pivotal role in the film industry . The media is a major connector between the film and the audience . From the time the trailers come out until the time the movie is released on DVD, the media has something to say about each and every film . Many different
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Sonik 2 discussions develop from each movie . These discussions then begin to become significant in the way a person views the movie and also in the way a movie means to people . Indian films generate a lot of controversy because of the media and how it is portrayed by the media . This can be seen in the popular discourse around the movie Jodhaa Akbar . This film stirred up many controversies and mixed reviews . In addition, the film’s soundtrack did extremely well throughout the world, compared to the film as a whole . Jodhaa Akbar’s release was long awaited by everyone because it was Hrithik Roshan’s first movie after Dhoom 2 and Aishwariya Rai Bachchan’s first movie post marriage to Abhishek Bachchan . However, Jodhaa Akbar was controversial before it even hit theatres . The film’s historical background served as a major topic of discussion and biases from the audience . The audience discussed the historical background’s accuracy or the lack of accuracy . The film’s portrayal of Jodhaa and Akbar’s romance life was a key point to understanding the movie . Akbar’s love for Jodhaa is what made Akbar a better ruler . Many people did not comprehend that the movie was tended to describe and portray their love story more than the historical background of the Mughal Empire . Rajputs throughout Western and Northern India, in the states of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, protested against the film’s lack of historical accuracy . The major controversy that was caused was regarding Jodhaa, and whether she was Akbar’s wife or daughter-in-law . “Angered members of Rajput Sabha are
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Sonik 3 planning on banning the release of Jodhaa Akbar , in the state of Rajasthan” (NI Wire) . According to the Rajputs, Jodhaa was married to Jehangir, Akbar’s son, and not Akbar himself
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2009 for the course FILMST 124 taught by Professor Sarrkar during the Winter '08 term at UCSB.

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