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Semiotic Analysis Of Manichitrathazhu & Its Remakes
Semiotic Analysis Of Manichitrathazhu & Its Remakes
Semiotic Analysis Of Manichitrathazhu & Its Remakes
Semiotic Analysis Of Manichitrathazhu & Its Remakes
Semiotic Analysis Of Manichitrathazhu & Its Remakes
Semiotic Analysis Of Manichitrathazhu & Its Remakes
Semiotic Analysis Of Manichitrathazhu & Its Remakes
Semiotic Analysis Of Manichitrathazhu & Its Remakes
Semiotic Analysis Of Manichitrathazhu & Its Remakes
Semiotic Analysis Of Manichitrathazhu & Its Remakes
Semiotic Analysis Of Manichitrathazhu & Its Remakes
Semiotic Analysis Of Manichitrathazhu & Its Remakes
Semiotic Analysis Of Manichitrathazhu & Its Remakes
Semiotic Analysis Of Manichitrathazhu & Its Remakes
Semiotic Analysis Of Manichitrathazhu & Its Remakes
Semiotic Analysis Of Manichitrathazhu & Its Remakes
Semiotic Analysis Of Manichitrathazhu & Its Remakes
Semiotic Analysis Of Manichitrathazhu & Its Remakes
Semiotic Analysis Of Manichitrathazhu & Its Remakes
Semiotic Analysis Of Manichitrathazhu & Its Remakes
Semiotic Analysis Of Manichitrathazhu & Its Remakes
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Semiotic Analysis Of Manichitrathazhu & Its Remakes

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  • 1. Semiotic Analysis of Climax Song Manichitrathazhu & its Remakes By Group 5
  • 2. The Overview
    • Gist of the story plot
    • Climax song as the unit of analysis since it is the essence of the whole story
    • Poster Analysis for primary understanding
    • Deriving the langue of the song sequence
    • Semiotic Analysis of the principle characters
    • Why compare all versions
    • Conclusion
  • 3.
    • Poster Analysis
  • 4. MANICHITRATHAZHU
    • The Ornate Lock
  • 5.
    • Text/Font used
      • Movie name Manichitrathazhu (The ornate lock) bold & in regional language
      • A Trishul in the background connoting a mythological connection to the plot
    • Central image
      • The female dancer in a graceful Bharatanatyam pose connotes that the story revolves around her
    • Other Prominent images
      • Suresh Gopi (man in the upper LHS) & Mohanlal (man in the lower RHS) play equally important
      • Mohanlal sporting a spectacle connotes that he plays a role of a wise/intelligent person/professional
      • Larger than life images of their faces connote the pull the poster trys to create by leveraging on the actors’ stardom
  • 6. AAPTHAMITRA
    • Close Friend
  • 7.
    • Text/Font Used
      • Movie name Aapthamitra (Close Friend) bold & in regional language
    • Central image
      • Actor Vishnuvaradhan (the face in the background) implying that this is a movie about him
        • Tries to leverage on his stardom
        • The coolers & his beard style indicate his character’s refined mannerisms in the movie
    • Other Prominent image(s)
      • The female dancer in a graceful Bharatanatyam pose
  • 8. CHANDRAMUKHI
    • The one with a moon’s face (Beautiful)
  • 9.
    • Text/Font used
      • Movie name Chandramukhi written in english and sword-like font in white surrounded by bright orange-red glow
        • Connotes of fieriness and a rebellious intention
    • Central Image
      • Jotika (woman in the RHS) with smirked makeup, big eyes, unkept hair, eccentric smile and a bharatnatyam costume
        • Connotes a eerie feel about her
      • Ranjnikanth (man in the LHS) with his posh attire & menacing look & danish hounds
        • Connotes his anti-hero role
    • Other prominent images
      • The palatial settings imply that the story is in a historic setting
      • The man’s face in the background adds mystery to the plot
  • 10. BHOOL BHULAIYAA
    • The Maze
  • 11.
    • Text/Font used
      • Movie name Bhool Bhulaiyaa (The Maze) in English in long thin white font surrounded by a white haze
        • Gives a ghostly feel
    • Central Image
      • Akshay Kumar with his hands in his pockets dressed casually and bespectacled
      • This is a ‘askhay kumar’ movie i.e. it has action, comedy, thriller etc
      • His role is that of a wise/intelligent person/professional
    • Other prominent Images
      • A photo frame with the other characters traditionally dressed and mostly in white
        • Gives a picture within the picture effect so it has a story within a story
        • They are in a surreal world
    • Color Schema
      • Sepia colors
        • Connects of something that is old and ancient
  • 12.
    • Langue of the song sequence
  • 13.
    • Introduction
    • The Heroine
    • The Reverie
    • Luring her to the rites
  • 14.
    • Semiotic Analysis of the principle characters
  • 15.  
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  • 19.
    • Conclusion
  • 20.
    • Collective consciousness
      • A common myth across culture
      • Three archetypes
        • The ruler
        • The lover
        • The nayika
    • Frozen in time
      • Set in a traditional house which is protected from external influences
    • Factors on which the parole is dependent
      • Culture
        • Hero worship (esp. in Tamil & Hindi)
    • Narrative style (song + dance) with flashback techniques
    • Woman is an object of desire whose acquisition adds value to a man's pride
  • 21. Thank you
    • The Possessed
    • Aarthi
    • Amy
    • Archana
    • Ranjani
    • Saeka
    • Srividhya

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