Assistant Professor, Department of English, UIT, Kallara, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.
Childhood is a precious period in the life of every human being irrespective of caste, gender, religion and region. Films can be useful in articulating the central dilemma of Child Sexual Abuse to a large audience. Films can keep the identity and experience of victims behind the veil of fiction while revealing the essence and truth of cases. So here, this paper tries to analyse the scenes that are related to Child Sexual Abuse from the select films to understand how this issue is stigmatized in Kerala, even in films. The select Malayalam films for the study are Aabhaasam (2018) directed by Jubith Namradath, Amar Akbar Anthony (2015) directed by Nadirshah and Manjupoloru Penkutti (2004) directed by Kamal.
child sexual abuse, social taboo.
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To cite this article
Arun, R., (2021). Child Sexual Abuse on Screen: A Semiotic Analysis of Select Malayalam Films. John Foundation Journal of EduSpark, 3(4), 12-18.