Vol. 6, Issue 1 (2020)
From colonial discourse to popular culture: A study on ‘1983’ (nineteen eithty three)
Author(s): Sudeep SD
Abstract: Media studies and sports culture explore the extraordinarily active linkages between media and sports and its significance in contemporary society. The signification of sports dimension in the contemporary society is understood most probably through the visual media. Apart from the physical dimensions of sports it has now become a site of pure enjoyment as a form of entertainment industry. Cricket is significant and the most popular one in England and the British Empire, it is a part of popular culture. It is purely a panegyric of English culture and represents the national identity. Cricket reproduces the national and the imperial cultures of the colonized power England. It is purely an indirect way of representing colonial power to the third world countries like India. But now cricket has been accepted by the folk and the fans of the world through another dimension with the name of Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, the icon of Indian cricket. Now even the name ‘India’ reverberate into the ears of millions of people all over the world is exactly through ‘Sachin’. The Malayalam film ‘1983’ (Nineteen Eighty Three) questions the different dimensions postcoloniality of cricket and decolonizes cricket’s value as a colonial discourse.