• Tum Toh Mohammed Rafi Nikle: The song sequence in contemporary Hindi cinema

    Author(s):
    Aakshi Magazine (see profile)
    Date:
    2019
    Subject(s):
    Film criticism, Motion picture music, Hindi language, Motion pictures, Indic
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Film music, Film studies, Hindi, Indian cinema
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/nmb9-jr13
    Abstract:
    This article explores the role of the song sequence as a narrative device in contemporary Hindi cinema through an analysis of select song sequences from six films – Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Tumhari Sulu, Dangal, Highway, Tamasha and Udta Punjab. These songs play an essential role in the film narratives, and the article discusses them through a focus on song picturization, song lyrics and the absence of lip-synchronization. The broader context of my inquiry are the changes in the role of the film song in recent years marking both continuities as well as discontinuities with the established song tradition of Hindi cinema. I argue that even as a realist aesthetic is changing the form of the song sequence, the song scene continues to be a complex mechanism of storytelling in contemporary Hindi films.
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