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Preeti Shenoy is the most well-known novelist in the field of Indian writing in English.. Her works had been translated into many languages. In her novel, Life is what you make it, the protagonist Ankitasuffers from mental illness. This novel is not only about bipolar disorder but also about  a story of courage, determination and growing up.Life has its own twists and turns. But one can achieve success out of it if the person has faith, belief and perseverance. In this way even destiny can be changed. In the Tamil film -3 – the main character Ram is affected by bipolar disorder. The sufferings he has undergone due to the mental illness move the audience to the core. This paper aims to portray the lives of the disabled protagonists – Ankita in Preeti Shenoy’s novel and Ram in the Tamil film -3 in the psychological perspective.

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