Reflections of Society: Exploring the Sociology of Malayalam Cinema

  • Aadhya Rajesh
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  • Aadhya Rajesh

    Student at Gujarat National Law University, India

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The symbiotic relationship between Sociology and cinema helps in unravelling how films serve as a mirror reflecting the intricacies of societal constructs. Renowned for its nuanced narratives, Malayalam cinema provides a compelling lens through which to analyse the multifaceted dimensions of Kerala society. Using sociological theories and methodologies, this paper analyses a diverse array of Malayalam films across genres and eras, investigating their treatment of pivotal social themes such as caste, gender, class, politics, and religion. By means of this multidisciplinary investigation, the paper aims to further our understanding of the role of cinema as a cultural artifact and a powerful tool for critical discourse, shaping and reflecting the features of the community at large. The research also delves into the reception of Malayalam films within society, analyzing how they are interpreted, discussed, and appropriated by audiences. By examining the socio-cultural context in which these films are produced and consumed, the study offers insights into the evolving dynamics of Kerala society and its cultural landscape.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 2, Page 3232 - 3247


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