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Anjali Gera Roy and Chua Beng Huat

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780198075981

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075981.001.0001

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Mustard Fields, Exotic Tropes, and Travels through Meandering Pathways

Mustard Fields, Exotic Tropes, and Travels through Meandering Pathways

Reframing the Yash Raj Trajectory

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(p.35) 3 Mustard Fields, Exotic Tropes, and Travels through Meandering Pathways
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Travels of Bollywood Cinema
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MADHUJA MUKHERJEE

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075981.003.0004

This chapter examines the trope of travel — both literal and metaphorical — within the new Bollywood film as well as cinematic travels to South Asian diasporic spaces. It focuses on Yash Raj films, particularly Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ, 1995), which triggered Bollywood's travels overseas, and how it became the template for the new ‘travelling’ films. It is shown that the global journey in Yash Raj films appears to anticipate the history of cultural and economic globalization in India, and concludes that DDLJ has evolved into an allegory of Indian modernities.

Keywords:   Indian films, South Asian diaspora, Yash Raj films, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, travelling films, globalization

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