SARE JAHAN SE ACHCHHA HINDUSTAN HAMARA? THE WESTERN WORLD IN KARAN JOHAR’S FILMS
In the article“Sare Jahan Se Achchha Hindustan Hamara”? The Western world in Karan Johar’s films, Tatiana Szurlej describes the works of this famous Indian director. She presents foreign, mostly western influences on the Indian culture. Films of Karan Johar are often regarded as praise of traditional Indian culture opposed to the western world. Tatiana Szurlej tries to prove, that Johar’s films only seemingly praise Indianness. In fact, Johar’s films often condemn the Indian blindness and the intolerance. The director tries to confront the west openness with this attitude. The Indian tradition is the source of tensions and endearing heroes in his films, but Johar does not criticise it completely. He believes that Indian and western tradition do not have to compete, because they both represent good and bad aspects. Tatiana Szurlej presents four films directed by Johar and one with his screenplay and shows the development of this idea.