A Study On Bharat Ratna Dr.M.G.Ramachandran’s Philosophical Film Songs With Special Reference to the Socialistic And Communistic Ideas It Contains - An Academic Comparative Analysis with the Theory of Socialism as Propounded by Karl Marx

P. Sarvaharana, P. Thiyagarajan, S. Manikandan

Abstract


Providing quality songs in movies has become paramount importance on the part of film Producers and Directors. Of late the heroes of the movies are also concerned about the contents of the song; as they play the main role in the movies and are watched by millions of fans. Super-hero who attained matinée idol status like Makkal Thilagam Bharat Ratna Dr.M.G.Ramachandran took upon himself the responsibility of not only producing quality movies but also paid personal attention to produce quality songs as he thought that good messages can be disseminated through his film songs to millions of his fans. It is due to this fact Bharat Ratna Dr.M.G.Ramachandran sought the assistance of eminent lyric-writers like the great Kannadasan, Valli, Marudhakasi, Udumalai Narayana Kavi and also encouraged other emerging writers like Na Muthulingam to write songs for his movies. In view of such extraordinary efforts made by Puratchi Thalaivar Dr.MG Ramachandran, his film songs contain ideas of ethics, education, equity and justice (communism), eradication of corruptive practice. In this paper an attempt has been made to deal with Twelve of such songs that contain SOCIALISTIC AND COMMUNISTIC IDEAS and a comparative analysis has been made with the Socialistic and Communistic theory as propounded by the Great Karl Marx. This paper consist of:- Need of the Present Study; Scenario of Cinema; Scenario in Tamil Film Industry; A Bird’s Eye View of Dr.M.G.Ramachandran’s life history. After introducing Karl Marx, the theories propounded by him such as the Alienation and Materialism are discussed; thereafter the Grounds for Comparison has been arrived; then the efforts taken by Dr.MG.Ramachandran to produce quality songs has been discussed. Finally a Comparative Analysis of the twelve songs identified that contain the ideas of Socialism and Communism has been discussed in detail.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/wjss.v5n1p46

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