The definitive guide to South Asian lingo

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Definition

In a film, a role with great dialogues and strong character development.

A strange detail which appears often in Indian movie reviews. Really, you expect the author of the screenplay to back ALL the characters written into it. In the ultimate analysis, author-backed roles are few and far between in the careers of most film actors. Arguably, a decent enough film may have a maximum of one such role.

This inexplicable coinage is an accurate reflection of the current state of films released widely in India.


Usage

"You have an author-backed role in this film. How do you feel about it?"

"Mind-blowing."

"Luckily, I have an author-backed role. But in front of a legend like Mr. Dev Anand, I am nothing, no?"

Added 2011-10-21 by GoodCumbany

Root

English

Region

All India