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Parasakthi: Life and Times of a DMK Film

M. S. S. Pandian
Economic and Political Weekly
Vol. 26, No. 11/12, Annual Number (Mar., 1991), pp. 759-761+763-765+767+769-770
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4397433
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Parasakthi: Life and Times of a DMK Film
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Abstract

Parasakthi, a DMK-inspired Tamil film made in 1952, was received by the audience as a qunitessential DMK film and encountered bitter opposition from the opponents of the DMK who tried to stall its screening in various ways. This article explores the course of events which marked the career of Parasakthi, viewing it as an element of Tamil political history. It finds that while the film still carried some of the radical tendencies found in the early Dravidian Movement, it was a signboard of the coming days of the consensual politics the DMK was destined to play in Tamil Nadu.

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