ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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The Provincial Self in the Town of Love

The film Shuddh Desi Romance departs from other Bollywood films in its attempt to reconfigure gender relations, its anti-marriage stance and its advocacy of relationships of love outside the realm of conventions and customs. It not only espouses values that go against normative constructs of Indianness but also questions cinematic conventions. The film is important in the way it splices the individual confusions of the romantic couple with the confusions that prevail in the country's social fabric which is punctured by hierarchies and orthodoxies of caste and patriarchy.

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