Semiotic Analysis Of Manichitrathazhu & Its Remakes

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Semiotic Analysis Of Manichitrathazhu & Its Remakes

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

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