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Bollywood and the Post-Soviet Space

I wonder how interesting it might be for the readers of this blog, if I start to analyze the data about the Bollywood popular songs that are currently being sung and performed by the singers in the former Soviet space?

For example, a clip by Нозияи Кароматулло of a song from a Hindi film Sholay that I present here might serve as an anecdotal example of my claim that the Bollywood continues to inspire others to sing. This song might be specifically ephemeral to my central argument. The preposterous argument that I propose is as follows, "the demise of the milieu that was controlled and perceived to stable in the Soviet context lead to anxiety and the people in post-Soviet space that already were used to the grainy, melodramatic Hindi films used the songs from these films to escape their realities? Can we find the data that supports the proposed hypothesis? What sort of data we should look for? What are some of the variables that we must take in consideration?




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