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A Sporadic Romance

India’s Film Society Movement: The Journey and Its Impact by V K Cherian, New Delhi: Sage, 2016; pp 219 + xxxv, 895.

The birth of a book in 2016 on the so-called film society movement in India after it has already outlived its life could only be a post-mortem, and for that very reason it can possibly acquire a certain historical–documentary significance and context, even if it has lost most of its utilitarian value at this juncture. This “movement” that right from its beginning was uneven and not remarkably spread across the country, had, in fact, been on a ventilator for quite some time. In an insightful foreword to the book under review, Adoor Gopalakrishnan rightly calls it “sporadic.”

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Updated On : 10th Jan, 2018

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