Mad Tales from Bollywood: Portrayal of Mental Illness in by Dinesh Bhugra

By Dinesh Bhugra

This is the 1st booklet to enquire how psychological sickness is portrayed in Hindi cinema.  It examines attitudes in the direction of psychological disorder in Indian tradition, how they're mirrored in Hindi movies, and the way tradition has encouraged the portrayal of the psychoses.

Dinesh Bhugra courses the reader throughout the background of Indian cinema, protecting advancements from the idealism of the Nineteen Fifties to the stalking, jealousy and psychopathy that characterises the flicks of the 1990s. Critiques of person movies reveal the culture’s method in the direction of psychological affliction and mirror the effect of tradition on motion pictures and vice versa. Subjects lined include:

  • Cinema and emotion

  • Attitudes in the direction of psychological illness

  • Socio-economic components and cinema in India

  • Indian character, villainy and history

  • Psychoanalysis within the motion pictures of the 60s.

Mad stories from Bollywood can be of curiosity to psychiatrists, psychological overall healthiness execs, scholars of media and cultural reviews and anyone with an curiosity in Indian culture. 



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