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Title:
AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE USE OF COLOUR IN SANJAY LEELA BHANSALI'S PADMAVAT

Authors:
Ms Juhee Prasad

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Ms Juhee Prasad
Assistant Professor, School of Media and Communication Studies, Doon University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

MLA 8
Prasad, Ms Juhee. "AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE USE OF COLOUR IN SANJAY LEELA BHANSALI'S PADMAVAT." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 5, May 2019, pp. 3653-3660, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=277. Accessed May 2019.
APA
Prasad, M. (2019, May). AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE USE OF COLOUR IN SANJAY LEELA BHANSALI'S PADMAVAT. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(5), 3653-3660. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=277
Chicago
Prasad, Ms Juhee. "AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE USE OF COLOUR IN SANJAY LEELA BHANSALI'S PADMAVAT." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research4, no. 5 (May 2019), 3653-3660. Accessed May, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=277.

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Abstract:
This paper sets out to study the use and impact of colour in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's latest offering Padmavat (2018). The paper investigates and establishes how Bhansali uses colour, with specific reference to the costume design of various characters. It establishes that the choice of costume design and their colours borrows and derives heavily form the dominant symbolism that exists in the Indian society and in Hinduism in particular. The film can be read as a visual display of conflict between two factions in the society on the basis of religion. In the good versus evil battle in the film, both the sides of the narrative can be seen in a very specific imagery - carefully constructed by the director - that derives from the symbolic meaning of colours within Hinduism and thus communicates meaning by reinforcing existing conventions.