nu-masala

1997-2012 films which complete the masala square (action-drama-comedy-romance) and have a y2k adjacent aesthetic. More specifically, they are an imperfect recreation of masala modes in response to the multiplex age and consequently an increasing impulse towards commercialization & globalization iconography rather than specifically "indian" or mythological heritage and tradition. An abstracted and purposely fragmented rehashing built upon a fractured cultural memory of masala. Suggestions welcome. List by anithanmyeyushHkatesahil and me.

  • Main Hoon Na
  • Dhoom 2
  • Dhoom
  • Race
  • Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani
  • One 2 Ka 4
  • Lakshya
  • Josh
  • Dus
  • Daud
  • Don
  • Ra.One
  • Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai
  • Koi... Mil Gaya
  • Krrish
  • Taarzan: The Wonder Car
  • Nayak: The Real Hero
  • Love Story 2050
  • 36 China Town
  • Om Shanti Om
  • Awara Paagal Deewana
  • Robot
  • Players
  • Bichhoo
  • Singh Is Kinng
  • Jaan-E-Mann
  • Deewane Huye Paagal
  • Duplicate
  • Aśoka
  • Baadshah
  • Soldier
  • Shiva
  • Ghajini
  • Tashan
  • Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag
  • Badmaash Company
  • Aankhen
  • Good Boy, Bad Boy
  • Action Replayy
  • Speed
  • Kidnap
  • Aetbaar
  • Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein
  • Kaal
  • Mission Istaanbul
  • Charas: A Joint Effort