Anatomy of romance

Print edition : August 08, 2014

A still from "Rang De Basanti", a film of the new millennium, when children no longer follow fathers in their family vocations. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

From "3 idiots", another multiplex success where the motif is of the younger generation embarking on its own path. Photo: The Hindu Archives

A poster of "Lagaan", where the father is not present, but the mother is the custodian of his memory and invokes it at the vital moment before the match.

A poster of "Mother India', where the mother is the moral agent. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

A still from Awaara, where the mother is the moral agent. The presence of a parent in Hindi cinema gives the sense of dharma.. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

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