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VOLUME 15 , ISSUE 2 ( July-December, 2021 ) > List of Articles


Joji: A Play of Authoritarian Parenting

Chandrashekar Muthyalappa, Santhosh Madhukar Nambiar

Keywords : Authoritarian parenting, Joji, Movie

Citation Information : Muthyalappa C, Nambiar SM. Joji: A Play of Authoritarian Parenting. Ind J Priv Psychiatry 2021; 15 (2):106-107.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10067-0090

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 31-12-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Joji is a 2021 Indian Malayalam-language black crime drama film directed by Dileesh Pothan and written by Syam Pushkaran. Based on William Shakespeare's Macbeth, this movie is about an upper middle class Christian family in the high ranges of Kerala during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. This movie portrays a father being authoritative leading to internalizing and externalizing behaviors like aggressiveness, defiance, poor-coping skills, self-harm, and submissiveness in his children.

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