Exploring Hegemony and Gender Disparity: A Textual Analysis of Mughal-E-Azam
Samar Rahim, Adrian Krishnasamy

This dissertation is a textual analysis for the movie of Mughal-E Azam and therefore, the research will also contain two scenes that are analyzing said movie. The method of research will be completed by using Gerald Pascoe‘s 7 Male Role Inventory (7MRI) to analyze two chosen scenes from the movie Mughal-E Azam. The general sense of gender disparity was discussed in an intricate manner. Starting off with Hollywood cinema, Hollywood movies, Bollywood cinema, Bollywood movies and then specifically narrowing down to the movie Mughal-E Azam. When focusing on the cinema industry, especially focusing on Bollywood, one can notice after careful observation that Bollywood represents gender disparity and hegemony in a repetitive way. This research is focusing on the research method which was a textual analysis discussing Bollywood and the progression of the entertainment business and how individuals and audiences are changing their mindset when it comes to viewing the gender disparity and hegemony that occurs, and their response to the viewing of the two themes. The result from this analysis made from the two scenes from Mughal-E Azam using Pascoe‘s 7MRNI is gathering information such as the fact that there is a sense of gender disparity and hegemony in movies occurring to this day.

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