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Malaysia in Indian Filmography: The Case of “Don” and “Kabali”

Subaramaniam, Kavitha and Roy, Swagata Sinha (2017) Malaysia in Indian Filmography: The Case of “Don” and “Kabali”. In: 5th Tourism and Hospitality International Conference, 27 September 2017, Malaysia Tourism Centre.

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Malaysia has had an officially diplomatic relationship with India for the past six decades. However, the ties between these two countries can be traced back many centuries earlier. Malaysians of diverse ethnicities have always had an appetite for Indian films from the black and white era to the present digital period. The Bollywood film, “Don” was shot in Malaysia in 2006 and it was very well received in Malaysia and India on its release. Datuk Sharukh Khan the main lead in “Don” helped promote Malaysia directly and indirectly through the film. In recent times Rajinikanth who plays the titular character in the Kollywood film “Kabali” (released in 2016) has popularized Malaysia yet again, this time among the South Indians in India. This paper attempts to highlight popular film culture that enables the viewers to learn about a foreign country and influence their decision making process for travel destinations. Movie viewing can be explored as a new learning experience whereby the audience can think out of the box and become aware of various cultures and locations. The methodology employed in this study is textual analysis of the said films as the film genre highlights the culture, the heritage, the people and the physical settings of a region.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN 978-983-2078-83-8 Organized by STHEM, UUM
Uncontrolled Keywords: Culture and heritage, Don, Kabali, Malaysia
Subjects: T Technology > TR Photography
Divisions: School of Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management
Depositing User: Mrs Nurin Jazlina Hamid
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2023 00:22
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2023 00:22

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