Introduction; 1. Things Fall Apart: 'Mukhamukham' and the Failure of the Collective; 2. The Domain of Inertia: 'Elippathayam' and the Crisis of Masculinity; 3. Master and Slave: 'Vidheyan' and the Debasement of Power; 4. The Server and the Served: 'Kodiyettam' and the Politics of Consumption; 5. The Search for Home: 'Swayamvaram' and the Struggle with Conscience; 6. Woman in the Doorway: 'Naalu Pennungal' and 'Oru Pennum Randaanum'; 7. Making the Imaginary Real: 'Anantaram', 'Mathilukal' and 'Nizhalkkuthu'; 8. The Dream of Emancipation: 'Kathapurushan' and the Triumph of the Individual; Filmography; Notes; Bibliography; About the Author; Index
The first comprehensive study of Gopalakrishnan's feature films, offering a compelling analysis of the director's treatment of guilt, redemption and hope within their socio-historical contexts.
Suranjan Ganguly teaches European and Asian cinema at the University of Colorado, Boulder and has also written a book on filmmaker Satyajit Ray.
"All along this critical study, Suranjan has made interesting observations. [...] Suranjan Ganguly's marvellous book promises to incubate interest in the maverick filmmaker and his great films." -"Outlook"