Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie orientale
54 | 2018

Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie orientale
54 | 2018

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Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie orientale | 54 | 2018

The Karma of Chicken Curry
Tibetan Masala Films and Youth Narratives of Exile

Mara Matta
Sapienza Università di Roma, Italia
mara.matta@uniroma1.it

DOI 10.30687/AnnOr/2385-3042/2018/01/013

Submitted 16 Gen 2018
Accepted 11 Feb 2018

Abstract

This essay offers a preliminary study of the cultural translation practices by young Tibetan exilic filmmakers in India, whose films, rather than rejecting the masala formula offered by Bollywood, have tentatively adapted it to the expectations of a Tibetan diasporic audience looking for a cinema capable of attending to the escapist needs of their minds while simultaneously catering to the intimate dreams of their hearts. I contend that Tashi Wangchuk and Tsultrim Dorjee’s first long feature Phun Anu Thanu (Two Exiled Brothers, 2006) is as an original film that presents a new offer on the menu of Tibetan diasporic films, a kind of spicy curry that has been advocated as a timely necessity and a yet-to-be-fulfilled desire.

Keywords
Tibetan diaspora. Hindi cinema. Exilic filmmaking. Cultural identity. Hybridity.

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Matta Mara

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The Karma of Chicken Curry

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Journal Article

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en

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http://doi.org/10.14277/2385-3042/2018/001/13

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This essay offers a preliminary study of the cultural translation practices by young Tibetan exilic filmmakers in India, whose films, rather than rejecting the masala formula offered by Bollywood, have tentatively adapted it to the expectations of a Tibetan diasporic audience looking for a cinema capable of attending to the escapist needs of their minds while simultaneously catering to the intimate dreams of their hearts. I contend that Tashi Wangchuk and Tsultrim Dorjee’s first long feature Phun Anu Thanu (Two Exiled Brothers, 2006) is as an original film that presents a new offer on the menu of Tibetan diasporic films, a kind of spicy curry that has been advocated as a timely necessity and a yet-to-be-fulfilled desire.

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Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie orientale

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Vol. 54 | Num. 1 | Giugno 2018

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Edizioni Ca’ Foscari - Digital Publishing

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2018-06-25

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2018-01-16

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2018-02-11

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1125-3789

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2385-3042

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Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution alone

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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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Tibetan diaspora

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Hindi cinema

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Exilic filmmaking

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Cultural identity

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Hybridity

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