The Star-Politicians of Tamil Nadu

The origin and emergence

Authored by: S. Theodore Baskaran

Routledge Handbook of Indian Cinemas

Print publication date:  April  2013
Online publication date:  April  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415677745
eBook ISBN: 9780203556054
Adobe ISBN: 9781136772849

10.4324/9780203556054.ch4_8

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Abstract

One frequently raised question about Tamil cinema relates to its intimate interaction with politics. In fact this has been one of the dominant characteristics of Tamil cinema during the last few decades. Now the pattern has spread to the other parts of India also, but it all began here in Tamil Nadu some time ago.

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