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International Journal Of Language, Literature And Culture(IJLLC)

"From Amy to Duraiamma: How AL Vijay’s 2010 Movie, “Madrasapattinam” narrates the tale of a British woman’s adoption of a new culture and identity"

Sneha Bhattacharjee

International Journal of Language, Literature and Culture (IJLLC), Vol-1,Issue-1, July - August 2021, Pages 11-13, 10.22161/ijllc.1.1.3

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AL Vijay’s 2010 movie, Madrasapattinam unfolds the love story of a British Women with a Tamil guy in the backdrop of pre-independent era. This paper tends to delineate the character of Amy Wilkinson (played by Amy Jackson) in the movie where she narrates her experience in India where she gains a new identity as, “Duraiamma” and she narrates how she got attracted by the innocence of a Tamil guy named Elamparithi (played by Arya) and how she learns the Tamil language and the Culture during the time of political turmoil. Amy’s narration in the film will talk about the new and old Madras and both the past and present combines together when she makes the trip from London to India. Her memory lies more in the past with accuracy where she narrates every incident where she seeks to reconnect her emotions. That is why through her character, my paper will show how the British woman found a new identity as an Indian woman.

Cinema, Culture, Identity formation, Pre-Independent Era.

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