Dimensions of Narrative through Dress
Portrayal of the Marginalized In Satyajit Ray’s Sadgati
A general understanding of dress categories it as a social, cultural construct, however it adds a unique perspective to its symbolic and semiotic dimension if interpreted in the sphere of film studies. Sadgati (1981) filmed by Satyajit Ray for Doordarshan was originally written in Hindi by Premchand in 1931. Reflective of postcolonial society, and bringing in the neo realist film-making influences, Ray has epitomized the Dalit cause in a hard hitting approach. Analyzing the film through the lens of "dressing up" infers that narrative is lucidly intertwined to clothes and formulates the cinematic construct. The article therefore attempts to look into how Ray takes his narrative and cinematic vision forward with an articulate and communicative use of "dressing up".
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