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Film Stars

Amitabh Bachchan

Authors: Singh, Sunny

    • Clear and accessible
    • Illustrated with film stills throughout
    • Covers the entire period of Bachchan's stardom, from 1969 to the present
    • Traces Bachchan's meteoric rise to stardom, his near brush with death, his ill-fated foray into electoral politics, and his decline into box office failure and near-oblivion
    • Places Bachchan and his films in the context of historical and contemporary events
    • Considers the ways in which Bachchan's star persona serves as a site for locating contemporary Indian nationalism, a symbol of national aspirations, an object of sexual desire, and an evolving model of postcolonial masculinity
    • Examines Bachchan's international appeal and its impact on fine art, literature, and films from India and beyond
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About this book

In this unique study of the star, Sunny Singh examines Amitabh Bachchan's film performances and his star persona, locating them in the context of cultural phenomena and global branding, and explores the reasons behind the longevity of his stardom. This illuminating analysis assesses the full range of Bachchan's work, personality and influence - political, social, economic and technological.  With in-depth analyses of key films and their wide-ranging social contexts, Singh offers a provocative and in-depth study of the superstar, his extensive career to date as well as the nature of Indian, Asian, and global stardom. 

An ideal resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students of film and television studies, this fascinating guide will also appeal to film lovers and anyone interested in this famed actor's transnational career.

About the authors

Sunny Singh is a novelist and academic. Her novels include Nani’s Book of Suicides (2000), With Krishna’s Eyes (2006) and Hotel Arcadia (2015). She currently teaches Creative Writing and English Literature at the London Metropolitan University, UK. . 

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eBook 16,99 €
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Softcover 20,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-84457-631-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • We do not distribute this product in your location.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Amitabh Bachchan
Authors
Series Title
Film Stars
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave BFI
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
Distribution Rights
Bloomsbury
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-51927-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-51927-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-84457-631-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 191
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