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Title: Il cinema hindi degli anni Cinquanta: un'introduzione
Authors: Cossio, Cecilia
Issue Date: 1998
Publisher: Padova, Editoriale Programma
Abstract: This article intends to offer an introductory background of the development of the Hindi cinema in the Fifties, which are rightly considered the Golden Age of popular Indian cinema. Together with a brief historical, economical and political outline of Bombay environment in the years immediately following the Indian Independence (1974), it focuses on the main reasons, features and film workers credited with the creative flourishing of those still unmatched days, before the separation between the so-called masālā sinemā (spiced cinema, in the sense of a purely commercial enterpreise for mass entertainment) and the samānāntar sinema ("parallel" or "serious" or "art" cinema for an elitist audience) became officially sanctioned at the end of the Sixties.
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