LANGUAGE LAB INSTRUCTOR
GOVT .P.G. COLLEGE, JIND
“Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become” (C.S Lewis 7).
Literature is the artistic record of life as C.S. Lewis describes in quoted lines. It mirrors the day to day life whether it is social or cultural. Literature is the expression of life. It is a form of creation where an artist creates his own imaginative world with realistic events. The literature serves as the raw material for cinema. Literature is the art of utterance whereas cinema is the art of showing those utterances with same emotions on silver screen. Literature and cinema are the two different ways of expressing human life. The paper tries to shed light on the mutual relation of cinema and literature. It deals with parallel cinema which is adapted from literary text and depicts the socialite issues in this adapted parallel cinema. It describes the serious content, realism and symbolic elements with a keen eye on sociopolitical atmosphere of the times.
Key Words: Literature, Parallel Cinema, Story, Adapted, Film.