Representation of Women in Premkumar’s Films

Abstract

In the wake of waves of feminism and feminist film theories there are more expectations from the film industries, as they are considered as the mirrors of the society and as the potent ones to reform the society in the eradication of the gender inequality all-prevalent in all the walks of life all over the world. Unfortunately, no one can deny the fact that there exists persistent underrepresentation of female characters in films. This study explores whether all the eight films directed by Gulab Premkumar, are able to pass the feminist film theories such as Bechdel Test, The Sexy Lamp Test, Make Mori Test and Critical Actor Theory and Critical Mass Theory with a self-made code sheet incorporating the tenets of these theories. The findings prove that in comparison to datas collected about gender discrimination in Hollywood and Bollywood films Gulab Premkumar’s 20th C films are the most progressive past with on and off-screen representation of women and less stereotyped female characters and there’s less gender inequality in his sole 21st C film.



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Jayashree Premkumar Shet, Qassim University, KSA, India
Gulab Premkumar Shet, SiSi Academy, India

Paper Information
Conference: MediAsia2020
Stream: Critical and Cultural Studies

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