Problematizing the cultural practices of Bollywood films: A critical reading of Bollywood films from Indian culture industry
AuthorRai, Lutfia Kamrun
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This study determines through visual analysis how Patriarchy and Prejudice has taken over society and the practice of patriarchal society is presented through Bollywood films. And, how Gender roles are misconceptualized in films will be discussed in this research. Along with that, how nationalism behavior of people is getting portrayed in the films will be discussed as well. Being a typical patriarchal society there exists a stern social structure in which the role of a woman in society is delineated, this specific role in the social scheme finds its way into the role of women in cinema as well. Women in India do not enjoy the same status as men because they have always been exploited by wrong perception and practices. They have been taught to be calm, being dependent and being tortured which is also seen in Bollywood movies. Besides, nationalism as an imagined community seems more prominent as most of the nations that we know today, people who are living in them feel loyal to themselves. However, the practice of class distinction has always been a major issue in Indian sub-continent as well as a reflection on the Bollywood films. It comes unknowingly because the society’s structure is being influenced here. The research identifies the practices of culture in one of the culturally diversified countries; India.