notes on Indian popular cinema

by Philip Lutgendorf

with additional contributions from Corey Creekmur


Note: All the films discussed below are available in North America in DVD format with optional English subtitles that may be accessed through a menu (the quality of subtitling varies; this is sometimes discussed in the notes). For names of commercial distributors, please contact the address given below.

[Information on historic Hindi film posters available in postcard format.]

[A note on "Hindi" film language...]

[Just getting started? A list of some recommended films....]

[A syllabus for an introductory University course on "Popular Hindi Cinema"]

[Information and screening schedule for "Popular Hindi Cinema" Spring 07]




- more to come, Insha'Allah -


- comments, queries? —

Philip Lutgendorf
South Asian Studies Program
University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa (USA)