A Comprehensive Essay on Indian Cinema

The Indian society is actively developing in different fields including; business, industries, education, health as well as entertainment. With concern to the development for the entertainment purpose, the Indian Cinema has played a vital role. 

History of indian cinema

The emergence of Indian cinema marked the post-independence era. During the pre-independence times, only the films like, Dada Saheb Phalke’s Raja Harishchandra which was the first silent film. Alam Ara was the first talking film. Later, the movie production started  in different regional languages like Bengali, Telugu, Tamil, Gujarati, Malayalam, Oria, etc.

A Comprehensive Essay on Indian Cinema
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The period between 1940s and 1960s is often regarded as the “golden age of Indian cinema”, as many emotional, intellectual and thought-provoking films came into the light during this time. These films gained a lot of popularity through the delivery of new and innovative ideas to the audience. Gradually, the films became an important part of the society, as it would reflect the social issues, real-life situations and general problems. These movies were easily connectable and relatable for the audience and thus, grabbed their attention.

The policy change brought an evolution in the Film-making industry. The new economic changes of 1991 such as, liberation, globalization, etc. encouraged the entry of new technology in the nation. The introduction of Satellite Television in 1992 changed Indian Cinema and transformed it into a more liberal version that was inclined towards the western culture and criminality etc. Indian cinema now started representing the true picture of every event rather than the haze image.

Good Effect of indian cinema in the society

The cinema is not only a mode of entertainment, it has transformed itself into a system that provides diverse benefits. For instance, it holds immense educative and informative values for the society. The mass of the audience is youngsters and the educational films can prove to be a great way of grooming the young minds. Thus, the cinema can help compass education through teaching various subjects through the movies. 

The basic subjects like History, Geography can be easily depicted through the movies. Also, the moral duties, responsibilities, need for hygiene, civil sense, respect for women, etc. can also be conveyed through the picturization effect. 

The films and stories have a deep influence over the minds and activities of the people. It has the power to act as a reformative instrument and expose the evils prevailing in the society, such as human trafficking, domestic violence, corruption, poverty, social exclusion, other discriminatory activities, etc. 

Movies and the actors have changed the minds and actions of the people. They are the paths to set new trends that have direct impacts over the social lives of the people. The audience and fans make attempts to replicate their favorite artists and aspire to build a life like them.

Several movies are based upon the lives of renowned personalities and that  motivates many people. Also, the filmmakers make movies from the writings or literary works. 

They picturized and visible aspect to these writings and at the same time spread the good literature values. It imparts the knowledge and understanding of different cultures, traditions and lives of the people from the past, present and the expected future. 

Negative impact of indian cinema 

However, every coin has two faces. The negativity is complementary to the positivity, there are certain setbacks in the Indian cinema and flaws that can adversely affect the Indian Society as a whole. Given below are certain negative effects of the cinema:

  • In an attempt to expose the bitter reality, the Indian cinema has increasingly involving itself in the promotion of violence, nudity, racial discrimination, injustice, inequality, etc. 
  • The action films often involve violence at a large extent and influence the young minds in a negative and insensitive manner.
  • The highlight of the stereotype religious practices, conventional ideologies, gender roles, etc. creates a tension among the members of the same society. 
  • At times, certain scenes are abusive against a particular group or community in the society. Thus, it infringes their basic rights and also hurt their sentiments.
  • Commercialization of the cinema has led to the loss of values and informativity. 
  • The Indian cinema is become a mode of profit.

Thus, there is a need to govern the activities of the cinema and review the movies. The audience should choose their content wisely and select the films that can bring positivity.  

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