When Ardh Satya Met Himmatwala

31 March 2023

Avijit Ghosh

This study looks at aesthetic, social and technological shifts in Hindi cinema that occurred in the 1980s, such as piracy and video cassettes changing how cinema was viewed at home, an increasing number of film stars being elected to parliament and the popularity of disco, police dramas and action comedies.

Speaking Tiger, Rs 599, 392 pages