Abstract or Introduction
This paper attempts to semiological study the multiple layers of meanings and functions in Ghatak’s seminal film," Subarnarekha "(1962) and explore the impact of Partition and the tragic predicament of the innumerable immigrants which has been portrayed through the skilful cinematic technique in which Ghatak has blended melodrama with social realism. In addition, it is also aimed at discussing the linkage between communication and semiotics and is expected to generate positive contributions in underlining the significance of semiotic theory and further researches in related fields or specific areas.
Ritwik Kumar Ghatak, the maverick Bengali filmmaker remains one of the most celebrated cinematic auteurs of Indian cinema. Dismantling the conventional constructs of commercial cinema, Ghatak along with Satyajit Ray and Mrinal Sen laid the foundation of the ‘alternative’ or ‘parallel’ cinema in Bengal during the 60s and 70s. The majority of Ghatak’s films focus on the post-Independence Bengali family and community, with a sustained critique of the emerging petite bourgeoisie in Bengal, specifically in the urban environment of Kolkata.
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- Anonymous, 2020, Structural Anaysis of Ritwik Ghatak’s Cincema. A Special Reference to the Movie "Subarnarekha", Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/936298