The visual and dramatic dimensions of Hindi Film Songs

Anna Morcom

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Since the talkies began in India in 1931, all commercial Hindi films have contained songs. The songs constitute the first and still the foremost genre of popular music in India. Hindi film songs are linked to films not just by appearing in them, but also through the film images to be found ubiquitously in India on posters, cassette sleeves, television, and in magazines. But can film songs be seen to be linked to films at the level of their musical style?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17
Number of pages1
JournalInternational Institute for Asian Studies Newsletter
Publication statusPublished - 26 Nov 2001

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