publication . Article . 2019

Interweaving Dystopian and Utopian Spaces, Constructing Social Realism on Screen: Bakita Byaktigato/The Rest is Personal

Sen, Sanghita;
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  • Published: 08 Feb 2019 Journal: Open Library of Humanities, volume 5, issue 1 (issn: 2056-6700, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Open Library of Humanities
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
This article investigates the role of utopian and dystopian spaces in the construction of social realism in Bakita Byaktigato/The Rest is Personal (Pradipta Bhattacharya, 2013). The inherent contradiction between the implausible fictional construct of utopian and dystopian spaces and the existing socio-political reality is finely foregrounded through multiple loci of narrative actions. The film, based in Kolkata, revolves around Pramit, an aspiring documentary film-maker, and his quest for love. There are two spaces in the depiction of Kolkata: the city that contains the contemporary socio-political reality which is neither utopic or dystopic, and its dystopic u...
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free text keywords: History of scholarship and learning. The humanities, AZ20-999, Sociology and Political Science, General Arts and Humanities, Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Film Studies, PN1993 Motion Pictures, T-NDAS, PN1993, Falling in love, Metaphor, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Sociology, Narrative, Depiction, Filmmaking, business.industry, business, Social realism, Aesthetics, BLISS, computer.programming_language, computer, Dystopia, lcsh:History of scholarship and learning. The humanities, lcsh:AZ20-999
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