Intro to Bollywood Cinema

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What’s it all about?

Bollywood. The very name evokes images of glamour, dance, music, elaborate costumes and impossible plots. Join us as we take a journey through film, starting with the inception of Bollywood cinema and exploring all the colour, quirkiness, gossip and romance that is synonymous with this genre.

The class will incorporate activities, film clips, quizzes, prizes, the chance to design your own Bollywood plot and for the brave – a dance lesson…

What will we cover?

How did Bollywood start? – a look at its history.
The development of this genre through time – looking at classic and modern movies and how changing social attitudes have influenced film.
Considering the idiosyncrasies and quirkiness of this genre.
Famous actors, famous movie families, costumes, dance and music.

Who will be teaching?

DhanyaDhanya has been a Bollywood tragic for the past ten years. Whether its Amitabh and Rekha dancing in a field in Mr. Natwarlaal or Shahrukh and Kajol on a pyramid in Kabhi Kushi Kabhi Gham or Amisha and Hrithik on a deserted island in Kaho Na Pyar Hai she has watched it, practised the dance and played the song back at least 16 times. Her appreciation of Bollywood and desire to get everyone in Melbourne watching it has inspired her to teach this class.