Current Approach towards Dissemination of Ideas and Combating Social Taboos in India
Dr. Manavpreet Kaur Arora
Dr. Manavpreet Kaur Arora, Lovely Professional University, India.
Manuscript received on 02 September 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 12 September 2019 | Manuscript Published on 23 September 2019 | PP: 1313-1318 | Volume-8 Issue-5C, May 2019 | Retrieval Number: E11870585C19/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.E1187.0585C19
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Abstract: There is a magnanimous change in attitude towards taboo subjects in India which is evident in the attitude adopted by content creators and users. The core concern of this research is to analyse the change in visual strategies adopted in the current decade towards subjects such as gender bias, menstruation and homosexuality. This is a qualitative research where data collection encompasses case study of short films uploaded on You Tube since 2010. Analysis of the visual approach is done on the parameter of appeal adopted, selection of cast, broad societal context represented and its overall aesthetics. The results decipher that more celebrity actors and directors have recently opted for the impudence of short films and a backdrop of a middle class background for maximum reach. The visual approach is a balanced mix of pragmatism and emotions. The count of viewership and outnumbering likes are indicative of change in social attitudes.
Keywords: Taboos, Short Films, Gender Bias, Homosexuality, Menstruation.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences