- announcing the winners and the top trending K-dramas.
Date: Friday, 11 September 2020 | Time : 4.00 p.m. IST
Korean drama or K-drama refers to televised dramas in the Korean language, made in South Korea, mostly in a mini-series format, with distinctive features that set it apart from regular Western television series or soap operas. South Korea started to broadcast television series in the 1960s although today's mini deurama format of 12–24 episodes started in the 1990s.
Korean dramas, which are usually shot within a very tight schedule, are set either
in contemporary times or in historical settings. From romantic comedies and action series to fusion science fiction dramas, K-dramas have captivated millions, both at home and abroad. Korean dramas are increasingly popular worldwide, with leading streaming services that offer multiple language subtitles. With strong and well-etched plots, definitive soundtracks, soulful storytelling, K-drama
provide an effective entry point to experience Korean culture up close - language, landscapes, architecture, social norms, fashion, food and more! As a signpost of popular culture, K-dramas, along with K-pop and K-food (Hansik), is today, one of the strongest proponents of the Korean wave (Hallyu) with a huge and dedicated fan-base, worldwide!
The competition received close to a 100 entries and it is evident from the
entries just how deeply and personally viewers are touched by the K-drama phenomenon!
We extend our grateful thanks to our esteemed panellists who selected the three winning entries as well as the 10 top trending K-dramas, as reflected by this competition:
Uma Vangal wears many hats – Filmmaker, Film professor, Film curator, Film historian, Columnist, TedX speaker & Life Coach. She specialises in South Asian & Tamil Cinema, Film & Gender Studies and is authoring books on The Fitmus Test – how to read a film from a woman's perspective and Collaborations beyond borders to reach global audiences. She is currently a faculty at LV Prasad Film Academy, Chennai and a Fulbright scholar at the Brooklyn College, CUNY, New York.
Jaedong Kang is an Assistant Professor at Rajagiri Business School, Kochi, India. He holds an MA in Applied Economics from Christ (Deemed to be University) and a BA in Political Science and Diplomacy from Dongguk University in Seoul, Korea. He has been appointed as a regional expert by Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency and is a member of the National Unification Advisory Council of Korea. His research interest is in the areas of foreign direct investments and business environments of foreign firms which operate in India.
RS Prasanna, is a Filmmaker and is the Writer-Director of Kalyana Samayal Saadham (Tamil/2013). He remade the same film successfully in Bollywood as Shubh Mangal Saavdhan (Hindi/2017). He is currently working on projects across films and web series, having also turned producer. He represented India at the Busan Film Festival's Asian Film Academy Fellowship, 2009 and was invited as an official guest of the German Embassy to the Berlin Film Festival in the same year. A gold medal winning Direction student at the Prasad Film Academy, Chennai, Prasanna works across Mumbai and Chennai.
The 3 winning entries as well as the top 10 Korean dramas, as reflected by
this competition, will be published at 6.00 p.m IST at www.inkocentre.org on Thursday, 1 October 2020.