It’s time, the greatest film industry in the World: The Indian Film Industry (IFI) look at itself. It’s high time it realizes how much degradation it’s undergoing and where it’s heading. Cinema is a very powerful media, it’s has the greatest power of reaching out to people in the most efficient way. And what effect it has!
The easiest way to get things ‘trendy’ is movies. The fastest way to ‘spread the word’ is movies. The most capable way of ‘creating awareness’ is movies. But, sadly none of that is considered while creating main stream movies in the IFI these days.
While when I watch Indian regional movies or any foreign language movies, I find some substance and something to take back from all of them.
I find the main stream Hindi Movies to be all the same. Same story, same songs, same colors, same lyrics & same dance too! I need not write more. (If you are wise enough, you already got my point) The worst part is, people actually try to imitate all of the nonsense on the big screen as if they have to compulsorily implement it in their lives.
The massive Indian population idolizes film stars. They take up or give up smoking if their favorite film star does it. They start using abusive language only to copy the style of their ultimate hero. They wear cheap clothes and start following a malnutrition-ing diet just because they find the most popular actress doing it. That’s the kind of frenzy about movies. They have the ‘power’ to control the audience.
Imagine, if we could change all that. Imagine, if all the hyper-super-stars start spreading awareness about importance of quality education and stress on the topics that lead people to take a step towards change. Imagine, if the directors continue to tell love stories with an element of reality attached to them.
There sure are some movies in IFI that stand out loud and clear. They weren’t off beat movies. They kept the tint of everything: humor-gloom-emotion-fun-action. I wish people make those kind of movies because…
Only once in a while there comes a movie that moves you and leaves a mark behind.
A simple example: See this scene from the movie 3 Idiots. I am sure everybody who watched the film took back a message from this: