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Cities, Cinema and Controversies

March 20, 2010 05:49:17 PM IST
Enkayaar, Bollywood Trade News Network
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When a film is named after a city, more often than not, it generates controversies. The controversies arise as there are notions and passions involved, fallout of the memories of the city, as also the apprehension whether the image of the city would be affected in an adverse manner by the cinematic representation. The streak of nostalgia is the operative part in the whole scenario, and as nostalgia has emotions interlaced into it, passions are the logical outcome.



LAHORE is the latest film that has joined this elite club, as the authorities in Pakistan have banned it. The authorities are frightful about the fact that the cinematic oeuvre of the city projected through LAHORE, may harm the notion and memory of LAHORE as it vests in the mind of its residents.

Hindi cinema has rather been miserly in making films with name of cities as the titles, and on the eve of LAHORE it indeed is a perfect time to revisit these films.

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