Bollywood and its representation of the Muslim 'other'


A Mind Map about my video essay on Bollywood's representation of Muslims.
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Bollywood and its representation of the Muslim 'other'
  1. Motivational text: The representation of the Muslims across different periods in the history of Bollywood
    1. Colonial period (1913 - 1947)
      1. the following genres amongst others were famous during this period
        1. Mythological genre
          1. Devotional genre
            1. Social genre
              1. The only genre where Muslims were depicted
          2. Post-colonial period (1947 - late 1980s)
            1. 'Muslim' social genre
              1. Muslims as part of Indian nation and history
              2. Amitabh Bachchan ruled the movies in 70s and 80s
                1. In his movies, Bachchan played the role of someone who is a Hindu and a Muslim
              3. Post-liberalization (late 1980s - now)
                1. New consumer market
                  1. Western influences
                    1. Digitalization
                      1. New ways of financing and new distribution
                        1. Hindutva Movement (Hindu nationalist)
                          1. More formulaic movies
                            1. Muslims as terrorist and fundamentalists
                          2. Because Bollywood has such an extensive repertoire of movies I will only choose the following movies while referring to others as further examples
                            1. Elan (Mehboob Khan, 1947)
                              1. Mughal-e-Azam (K. Asif, 1960)
                                1. PK (Rajkumar Hirani, 2014)
                              2. AV-essay
                                1. Poetic
                                  1. Images speak for themselves
                                  2. Explanatory
                                    1. Voice-over
                                      1. Text+image
                                      2. My video essay will contain elements of both poetic and explanatory modes of av-essay
                                        1. Images depicting Muslim characters and/or Islamic culture
                                          1. Maybe images of Hindus for comparison
                                            1. Explaining the shift in the representation of Muslims across different periods and how this 'othering' of the Muslims takes shape
                                              1. What does this mean? / What do we learn?
                                              2. Language (for example in lyrics)
                                                1. Clothing
                                                  1. Performance (qawwali)
                                                    1. Films that are going to be used as material for editing
                                                      1. Elan (Mehboob Khan, 1947)
                                                        1. Mughal-e-Azam (K. Asif, 1960)
                                                          1. PK (Rajkumar Hirani, 2014)
                                                        2. Voice-over explaining the images (only when the images are not sufficient enough to speak for themselves)
                                                          1. Text (if necessary)
                                                            1. Music score(s) (from the movies mentioned above)
                                                              1. Supercuts
                                                                1. Split-screen
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