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The Centre for Performance Research and Cultural Studies in South Asia [C PRACSIS /si:praksiz/]
South-‐Indian cinema, from its inception, has exhibited unique yet subtle moves in
technology, production, distribution, consumption, spectatorship, aesthetics, and
representation. In a span of more than hundred years, South-‐Indian cinema has
exceptionally formulated its own niche within the larger contours of World cinema and the
Indian film industry and has evolved as a significant cultural expression which deserves
meticulous critical attention. Any contemporary approach to South-‐Indian cinema includes
the enormous systems of stardom, fan-‐dom, image-‐nation, spectacle-‐spectator, economy of
film production, technology, cultural politics of film production and viewership.
13 & 14 October, 2012 at the Centre for Media Studies, College
Road, Thrissur, Kerala, India.