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Hindi films: The cauldron of 'Rasa's

Movies | | November 29, 2010, 3:09 pm
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[caption id=<img class="size-full wp-image-778503" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/golmaal3630_220 .jpg" alt="...And Bharata Muni was entrusted with the task of writing Natyashastra, A scripture on the science of drama or the science of entertainment...

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...And Bharata Muni was entrusted with the task of writing Natyashastra, A scripture on the science of drama or the science of entertainment...

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 ...And 'Rasa Theory' or theory of moods and emotions is a small part of the large Natyashastra but indeed an important one. Bharata Muni recognised 8 moods which forms the essence of any Indian drama or play...
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...And 'Rasa Theory' or theory of moods and emotions is a small part of the large Natyashastra but indeed an important one. Bharata Muni recognised 8 moods which forms the essence of any Indian drama or play...

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 ...Each mood has a strong corresponding emotion. And through that emotion, one recognizes the rasa of a work of drama...
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...Each mood has a strong corresponding emotion. And through that emotion, one recognizes the rasa of a work of drama...

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[caption id=<img class="size-full wp-image-778506" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/dushman630_220 .jpg" alt="...Rasas can be identified with a work of art, lyrics of a song, drama and also films. In this slide show we relate the age-old rasa theory that forms the essence of all Indian entertainment like great dramas, epics to contemporary movies...

" /> ...Rasas can be identified with a work of art, lyrics of a song, drama and also films. In this slide show we relate the age-old rasa theory that forms the essence of all Indian entertainment like great dramas, epics to contemporary movies...

[/caption]" title="[caption id="attachment_778506"]<img class="size-full wp-image-778506" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/dushman630_220 .jpg" alt="...Rasas can be identified with a work of art, lyrics of a song, drama and also films. In this slide show we relate the age-old rasa theory that forms the essence of all Indian entertainment like great dramas, epics to contemporary movies...

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...Rasas can be identified with a work of art, lyrics of a song, drama and also films. In this slide show we relate the age-old rasa theory that forms the essence of all Indian entertainment like great dramas, epics to contemporary movies...

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...Rasas can be identified with a work of art, lyrics of a song, drama and also films. In this slide show we relate the age-old rasa theory that forms the essence of all Indian entertainment like great dramas, epics to contemporary movies...

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[caption id="attachment_778507"] ...The 8 moods and corresponding principle emotions Shringara (romance)- Rati(love) Hasya (comedy)- Hasa (laugh) Raudra (fury)- Krodha (anger) Karunaya (compassion) - Karuna (mercy) Bibhatsa (aversion - Jugupsa (disgust) Vira (Heroic - Utsaha (energy) Adhbhuta (Amazement - Vismaya (wonder, astonishment.[/caption]

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 We find Salman Khan playing a truly heroic (Vira)character in the movie 'Dabangg'. And Utsaha (energy) is a primary emotion of films that are based on Vira rasa.
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We find Salman Khan playing a truly heroic (Vira)character in the movie 'Dabangg'. And Utsaha (energy) is a primary emotion of films that are based on Vira rasa.

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 Adbhuta (wonder, amazement) is a challenging rasa to deal with, the primary emotion being vismaya (astonishment). The movie '13B' makes the viewer sit up and wonder what is happening in actor R Madhavan's house?
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Adbhuta (wonder, amazement) is a challenging rasa to deal with, the primary emotion being vismaya (astonishment). The movie '13B' makes the viewer sit up and wonder what is happening in actor R Madhavan's house?

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[caption id=<img class="size-full wp-image-778510" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/loveaajkal316.jpg" alt="Remembering the various Rasas described by ancient sage, Bharata Muni, we pick few Bollywood movies that are seeped in them... The mythological stories say that Devas (Gods) and Asuras (devils) requested Lord Vishnu to grant them something that will entertain them...

pics: publicity stills, Text by Riddhi Doshi " /> Remembering the various Rasas described by ancient sage, Bharata Muni, we pick few Bollywood movies that are seeped in them... The mythological stories say that Devas (Gods) and Asuras (devils) requested Lord Vishnu to grant them something that will entertain them...

pics: publicity stills, Text by Riddhi Doshi [/caption]" title="[caption id="attachment_778510"]<img class="size-full wp-image-778510" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/loveaajkal316.jpg" alt="Remembering the various Rasas described by ancient sage, Bharata Muni, we pick few Bollywood movies that are seeped in them... The mythological stories say that Devas (Gods) and Asuras (devils) requested Lord Vishnu to grant them something that will entertain them...

pics: publicity stills, Text by Riddhi Doshi " />
Remembering the various Rasas described by ancient sage, Bharata Muni, we pick few Bollywood movies that are seeped in them... The mythological stories say that Devas (Gods) and Asuras (devils) requested Lord Vishnu to grant them something that will entertain them...

pics: publicity stills, Text by Riddhi Doshi [/caption]">
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[caption id="attachment_778510"]<img class="size-full wp-image-778510" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/loveaajkal316.jpg" alt="Remembering the various Rasas described by ancient sage, Bharata Muni, we pick few Bollywood movies that are seeped in them... The mythological stories say that Devas (Gods) and Asuras (devils) requested Lord Vishnu to grant them something that will entertain them...

pics: publicity stills, Text by Riddhi Doshi " />
Remembering the various Rasas described by ancient sage, Bharata Muni, we pick few Bollywood movies that are seeped in them... The mythological stories say that Devas (Gods) and Asuras (devils) requested Lord Vishnu to grant them something that will entertain them...

pics: publicity stills, Text by Riddhi Doshi [/caption]

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