Violence Representation In Manipuri Films: A Qualitative Content Analysis

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Aribam Bishwajit Sharma , Dr. Kamaljit Chirom


Since the dawn of the motion picture, violence has been depicted extensively. Moreover, multiple scholars and researchers have examined, debated, and researched its consequence and preponderance in many fora; the dreadful acts illustrated in films harbor spectators brooding about their influence. Many scholars have studied selecting films churned out by giant film industries such as Hollywood and other big production houses from different countries. Nonetheless, only a handful of deconstructions have been executed on regional languages films, broadening a considerable void to fill. This paper analyzes how violence has been represented in Manipuri language films. To achieve the objective, the researchers have chosen five Manipuri feature films employing the purposive sampling method and analyzed them to comprehend the pattern and style of violent content portrayal employing the Qualitative Content Analysis method propounded by Margrit Schreier. The study finds that different forms of violence such as physical, sexual, emotional, psychological, and verbal abuse have been portrayed in most films. It has also been found that the primary victims of the violent acts are civilians, and most of the violent acts were carried out by security forces, miscreants, and insurgents. The study finds that the film spotlighted the lamentable conditions of civilians and their survival route amid the mounting death threats, torture, false allegation, bomb attacks, and numerous other forms of violence.

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