Paroma (1984 - Bengali)
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Aparna Sen's "Paroma" explores female identity in the context of of the Indian family and the plight of women as subjects in a culture that tends to marginalise and imprison them. In "Paroma" Sen examines how the idenrity of women can be rearticulated in terms of the historical experience of gender. The film centers round Paroma as she approaches middle age ' she married early and lives a sheltered life in a traditional upper-class family.
A family festival takes place at which Paroma plays a crucial role. She is entrusted with overseeing all the details. At the festival, ...
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Initially, Paroma has absorbed the ethos of orthodox upper-class family living and fastidiously performs the duties expected of her as wife, mother, aunt and sister-in-law. It appears that she has managed totally to submerge her true self in the various roles assigned to her. At first Paroma refuses to come before Rahul's camera, but later she agrees on the pursuations of mother -in law and the rest of the family. But, by and by she finds Rahul's company invigorating.
If feminism concerns the recognition of women's predicament of oppression and marginalization because of gender, "Paroma" can be described as a film with feminist vision. "Paroma" in many ways departs from the standard norms of behaviour and rules of conduct advocated by most Indian films. It is hardly surprising that it generated huge controversy over matters of morality, family life and the changing motes of society.
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Also spelt like: Poroma, parma, Paroma, Parama