Xenocentrism In The Movie Film Analysis

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Even in the twenty first century there are problems in the society like cultural diffusion, cultural shock, ethnocentrism and xenocentrism which are faced by the people in the whole world. Some People still believe in these things. Xenocentrism is opposite of ethnocentrism. Ethnocentrism is basically a practice in which people give more value to their own culture, tradition or religion than those of others. In this league of excessive pride that they have for their own culture, they disrespect the other culture and hurt the feelings of the others. They think others to be inferior than them. Cultural shock occurs when people come to know about the practices followed by the people of different culture with which they are not familiar with and …show more content…
The main protagonists of the movie are Parma who belongs to the family of Chauhans and Zoya ,the only girl child in the family of Qureshi’s, both of them full of energy and life ready to kill each other out of hatred. They hate each other since their childhood because this tradition of hating each other was passed on to them through their families. The movie gives a big picture of how big the problem of ethnocentrism is and how deeply it …show more content…
Even educated people are not untouched by this culture of looking down upon the ones who do not belong to their own religion especially in the case of Hindu and Muslims in India. Both of these families do not respect each other not only because they are rivals in the field of politics but also because they belong to different religion. Zoya and Parma go through arguments while campaigning for their respective family members standing in elections in the college campus. Zoya slapped Parma when he insults her family in front of everyone. . Parma deceives Zoya. He tricks her by acting that he is in love with her and plays around her emotions. In the series of taking revenge from each other zoya ends up entering in Parma’s home stealthily and finds out that his mother also lives there in the room where she entered, and comes to know that she is not allowed to take part in the rituals of the family because she is a widow. She is not allowed to talk to others and go out of that room. Zoya was shocked by seeing all this because she never expected such behavior for a woman because things run in a different way in her family. She

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