Indie insanity – misrepresentation of psychiatric illness in mainstream Indian cinema

Susmita Chandramouleeshwaran, Natasha Catherine Edwin, Wesley Rajaleelan

Abstract

Indian cinema has progressed in the recent past. Many directors have broken the mould of the typical “masala” film and their cinema resonates with real life. However, the representation of psychiatric illnesses and psychiatrists in Indian films still reflects the populist melodrama.

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