Thoughts on (selected) Bollywood Geet

  • Huzaifa Pandit University of Kashmir

Abstract

The essay is an attempt to engage in a close reading of the Bollywood song by tracing its socio-historical origins and placing it within its social role. The essay tries to attempt the examining if the song can be read as a subtle operation of patriarchy and transgressive queer desire. Through an analysis of two songs: Chod do Aanchal filmed in early 1950’s and Teri Jhuki Nazar from Murder 3 released in February 2013 the essay will try to delineate the operation of deep rooted phallocentric patriarchy. The queer element will also be read with the help of cult songs like ‘yeh dosti’ to indicate how a slippage in meaning changes the entire discourse from platonic friendship to queer desire. The paper will attempt to explore the construction of queer geography by outlining trajectories that construct it.

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Author Biography

Huzaifa Pandit, University of Kashmir
I am pursuing my PhD from University of Kashmir on Resistance poetry

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Published
2017-07-15
How to Cite
PANDIT, Huzaifa. Thoughts on (selected) Bollywood Geet. Contemporary Literary Review India, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 3, p. 27-62, july 2017. ISSN 2394-6075. Available at: <http://literaryjournal.in/index.php/clri/article/view/184>. Date accessed: 23 aug. 2017.
Section
Research Papers

Keywords

Bollywood, Queer, Patriarchy, Desire, Space