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Hanna Klien
All Eyes on Shah Rukh!
An Intercultural Approach to the Gaze in Karan Johar's Films
Reihe: Filmwissenschaft
Bd. 14, 2013, 176 S., 29.90 EUR, 29.90 CHF, br., ISBN 978-3-643-90371-6

Karan Johar's films are milestones in the development of a new style in Hindi cinema. Shahrukh Khan, as their leading male star, has emerged as a trademark of contemporary Bollywood. One particular aspect of Johar's films is intrinsically tied to the transnational and -cultural success of the actor as well as the director: the gaze. With an intercultural approach drawing on psychoanalytic conceptions of erotic gazing as well as the Hindu concept of darshan, this book aims to offer insights into the dynamic renegotiations of scopic relations, gender roles as well as culturally constructed filmic codes, resulting in a hybrid style characteristic of globalization processes.

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