Sketching the Relation of Sound Technology with Emotions: An Experimental Amalgamation of Two Distinctive Facets in Road Movie

Road movie, as a cinematic genre is a relatively new concept. In contrast to established cinematic styles, road movies explore a person's journey- both literally and figuratively- from one point to another. Usually the movie also focuses on the character's growth as a result of self-introspection during the course of the journey. The growth might be resultant of the characters or incidents on the way or even a resultant of the experience itself. Bollywood has experimented the possibilities
more » ... gh a handful of road movies, like Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Highway, Piku, Finding Fanny, Karwaan, Kabul Express, etc. creating a charismatic impression on the audience through an unusual association of sound technology and emotional vibrations. Being an avant-garde variety of film, road movies usually count on sound effects and songs to convey the internal evolution of the characters. This paper attempts to investigate the extent of contribution made by sound and music in portraying the varied emotions thereby the metamorphosis showcased in a road movie with special reference to the Bollywood movie Zoya Akhtar's Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, released in 2011.
doi:10.35940/ijitee.g5293.059720 fatcat:vph5qbf4sfeofdy3wq3iiewo2u