Housefull: The Golden Age of Hindi Cinema
Contemporary analysis of Hindi cinema that studies the development of Hindi cinema during two critical decades after the independence of India - the 1950s and the 1960s. Tracing the development of Hindi cinema during this period through important films, directors, actors and actresses, and no doubt authord, this book analyzes both the serious and popular forms of the medium, and the evolving socio-cultural and economic environment which shaped the structure, aesthetic values and codes of Hindi cinema.
It establishes that Hindi cinema was and is a genuine political, economic, and socio-cultural expression with a meaning and message which cannot be dismissed as mere 'noise'.
Housefull also covers certain developments in films, film-making and film theory that are extremely useful for a serious understanding of Hindi cinema and its relevance.