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Table of Contents

 

Guest Editor’s Introduction

Ratheesh RADHAKRISHNAN

 

From Space to Location

Moinak BISWAS

 

Mythic and Modern: The Aesthetics of Space in the Film of Mani Kaul and Kumar Shahani

Richard SUCHENSKI

 

Moving Towards prem nagar: An Intimate Genealogy of the “City of Love” and the Lyrical Worlds of Hindustani Film Songs

Samhita SUNYA

 

Cinetopia: Leftist Street Theatre and The Musical Production of the Metropolis in 1950s Bombay Cinema

Manishita DASS

 

Contemplative Spectator, Universal Art, Contingent Realities: Aesthetic Trajectories in two early ‘Art Films’ in Malayalam

Jenson JOSEPH

 

Between Ooru, Area and Pettai: The Terms of the Local in Tamil Cinema of the 21st Century

Nitya VASUDEVAN

 

Urban/the City: An Experiment called the “Kochi film”

Ratheesh RADHAKRISHNAN

 

Towards a New Junk Aesthetics?: Narratorial Predicaments in Contemporary Alternatives in/to Bollywood

Subhajit CHATTERJEE

 

Haveli: A Cinematic Topos

Priya JAIKUMAR