Monday, November 23, 2015

VILLAINS, VAMPS AND PLTs: Villainy & Vice, Hindi Cinema Wise

My talk on "VILLAINS, VAMPS AND PLTs: Villainy & Vice, Hindi Cinema Wise" delivered at the Chitrakatha international student animation festival, held at NID, Ahmedabad in the month of October 2015.

Villains are nothing but a projection of our other selves, the ones we are afraid of, the ones we dislike or are uncomfortable with. Villains are the people we disagree wiith, or have trouble reconciling to. Villains are our pet peeves, our restive rants. Hindi cinema villains - PLTs (People Like Them) - are nothing but inverted images of people like us, who slyly enjoy the fun without experiencing the accompanying guilt, shame or regret.

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