S.V. Srinivas on Political Biopics | The Great Indian Fandom Conference
Performing Devotion, Doing Politics was a masterclass delivered by Dr. S.V. Srinivas on South Indian political films and fandoms. In this video Prof Srinivas talks about political biopics and their presentation of alt-facts as campaign vehicles. He talks particularly about using fandom as 'method'. Star power to him is not a consequence of top-down approach but it is something that comes from the fans and is 'given' to the Star.
The masterclass was part of The Great Indian Fandom Conference on 20-21 September 2019 which was a two-day conference that brought together experts and practitioners to discuss fandom, possibilities, communities and love.