Love and Desire through gaze in the film Fandry

The final paper must investigate how the film in question represents love or desire and other concepts caught up in their overlapping constellations such as jealousy, affection, longing, devotion, heartbreak etc. In other words, students should outline what the film (FANDRY) says about one of the course themes we have investigated. The paper must offer an original insight into one of the themes we have discussed this semester. The paper must also demonstrate strong conceptual inquiry through detailed formal analysis. The film (FANDRY) form should tell you how it is thinking about a particular concept.
Please make sure you have a main argument supported by an original interpretation of the filmic gazes in your final paper.

Final Paper Proposal

Love and desire are perhaps one the most important fundamental human experience we have in our life. This is why I would like to write about for the final essay is Fandry. I am interested in this film due to the fact that it talks about the life of Dalit, and the relationships between characters. After watching the film, the gaze of the characters has made a strong impression on me, through different camera techniques, we see the gaze through different characters, and the meaning behind of the gaze is what I would like to explore. In the film, we get to see the character’s gaze through different camera movements, and it changes how we as the spectator look at a specific situation and changes our attention. A question that I would want to explore is whether the looking and gazing in the film is an interpretation of the film reflecting the social ideology. In addition, on top of the subject of gaze, it is also interesting to write on whether the director is trying to argue if it is possible to find love in the Dalit society. To summarize, in the final paper, I would like to explore on the love relationship between characters through different camera movement in gaze, and also to argue whether the director of the film think if it is possible to find love under India’s caste, specifically for the Dalits.
Use the five sources as reference below.

Use the five sources for reference

Daniel Morgan (2016) Where are we?: camera movements and the problem of point of view, New Review of Film and Television Studies, 14:2, 222-248, DOI: 10.1080/17400309.2015.1125702

Yengde, Suraj. 2018. Dalit Cinema, South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies. Assessed from: 10.1080/00856401.2018.1471848

Mulvey, Laura. 1975. Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema: Screen. Assessed from: https://doi.org/10.1093/screen/16.3.6

Singh, Greg. 2009. Film After Jung: post-Jungian approaches to film theory. London: Routledge.

Gupta, Giri R. 1976. Love, Arranged Marriage, and the Indian Social Structure. Journal of Comparative Family Studies.

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