The Image Trap: M G Ramachandran in Film and Politics

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SAGE Publications, Jan 8, 1992 - Social Science - 168 pages
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This book examines the fascinating career of the late M G Ramachandran (or `MGR'), the film-actor-turned-politician of Tamilnadu.

The author begins by explaining why MGR's career merits serious attention and then moves on to elaborate the various elements of the cinematic persona of MGR, to study the reasons for his acceptance at a popular level, to explore the roots of this popularity and finally to analyze his transition into political life.

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