DOI: 10.33306/mjssh/268 ISSN: 2590-3691


  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Strategy and Management
  • Mechanical Engineering

This study aims to examine and explain film criticism of K.Balamurugan's work using formalistic theory. The study has three objectives, which are to identify the subject of discussion, to identify the elements of plot criticism, and to identify character criticism in K.Balamurugan's work based on formalistic theory. The data source for this study is the film criticism book entitled 'Theernthu Pogatha Venkattikal' by K.Balamurugan. Formalistic theory is used as an analyzer of K.Balamurugan's film criticism. The researcher uses a qualitative approach and method used in this study is in the form of literature review to collect information related to this study. Data are analyzed using descriptive analysis based on the characteristics of formalistic theory, which are themes, plots, and characters, using the book entitled 'Theernthu Pogatha Venkattikal'. The results of the study show that most of the film criticisms of 'Theernthu Pogatha Venkattikal' are characterized by themes, plots, and characters contained in formalistic theory. In conclusion, K.Balamurugan's work covers all aspects based on formalistic theory and is able to examine and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of a criticism through the application of various literary theories and approaches. The implications of this study can improve the effectiveness of critics in critiquing a work and improve quality in writing field.

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