• INTERFACING FILM STUDIES AND LITERARY STUDIES: A PSYCHOANALYTICAL STUDY ON AMEER’S PARUTHIVEERAN


    Designation : Asst. Prof. of English Queen Mary’s College Chennai


    Journal Name : Reserach maGma


    Publication Date : 11/10/2017




    Abstract :
    Earlier, the world was divided into many nations but now the borders of the nations are fading away and are becoming a single cosmopolitan village. Similarly, the realms of the traditional subjects in the academic discipline are vanishing and pave way for the interdisciplinary studies. Film studies are one such interdisciplinary subject which depends on many disciplines especially on English Literature for its existence in the academic field. Though it is youngest of arts, it invited many theoretical studies to reveal its actual nature and its function in society. This theory which is borrowed from the field of Psychology to the field of Literary Studies is also used as a Film Theory to critically analyse the films. This paper is an initiative to understand the Tamil movie Paruthiveeran using the Dream Analysis technique of Psychoanalysis. The film is analyzed as the dream of the patient is analysed by the Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist. The analysis proves the importance of each and every detail projected in the film carries some content that contributes to the deeper understanding of the story. This study of the regional film from the perspective of widely used literary theory is yet another example of transcending borders of academic disciplines which induce the interdisciplinary studies, contributing itself to the repository of knowledge.


    Keywords :
    Psychoanalytical, Film studies


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