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Volume 12, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 2042-1869
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Abstract

Using the premise of the 2018 Bollywood film, , this article aims to contrast the poetry of Keats and Shelley with the film’s plot. It focuses upon the theme of the transience of human existence, inevitability of change, and ephemerality of life. In doing so, the article argues that the expression of urban ennui in and Hindi cinema has tendencies of the Romanticist rendering, resembling the aesthetic of the given poets. The lack of human connectivity and self-centeredness in the contemporary times is similar to the ideas of the Enlightenment, which the Romantics contested.

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