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What Are the Impacts of Cinema on Indian Society?
by Eguaogie Eghosa Oct 28, 2021 Views (6.2K)
Many habits and traditions exist in our society that are founded on ignorance and has stifled our society's advancement. Our society has been greatly harmed by the rigidity of the caste system, untouchability, dowry, and purdah systems. Films can help a great deal in the fight against these scourges. As they can be used to promote, among other things, national integration, prohibition, intercaste marriages, family planning, and illiteracy eradication.

These types of topics can aid in our society's change. The movie can be utilized to aid individuals in overcoming obscurantism and guiding them in the correct direction. It has the potential to aid in the eradication of ignorance in our culture.

Furthermore, the cinema may be used to initiate and implement various much-needed social reforms.

The effects of cinema are viewed in several ways. It is an enticing and lucrative profession for producers and financiers. It is a way for actors and actresses to make money and get public recognition. It is regarded as an artistic work by the director, storyteller, composer, and cinematographer. It is an audio-visual translation of literature that has its message, according to some. Government, on the other hand, is a possible source of money and jobs. For the vast majority of moviegoers, it is merely an inexpensive and enjoyable source of entertainment. Whatever the case may be, cinema has captured a significant portion of the market for cinephiles.

INDIAN CINEMA
The cinema has remained India's most potent medium for popular communication since its inception in 1913 with the film "Raja Harish Chandra." Cinema has the unique potential to blend entertaining and information dissemination. It can appeal to a wide range of people. In creating such an appeal, it certainly outperforms other media. Cinema, like literature, has generated a great deal that speaks to man's deepest emotions. It re-enacts the events in such a way that future generations will be affected.

Cinema depicts the society in which it is created, as well as the dreams, goals, frustrations, and tensions that exist in any given social order.
Cinema is being supplanted by small-screen creations in the modern-day. The obsession is being replaced by televised serials and programs. They promote the industry and generate cash for it. As a result, film telecasts have become a source of additional revenue for the industry and trade.

THE CINEMA'S BENEFICIAL VALUES
Cinema has evolved into a system that provides a variety of benefits in addition to being a mode of entertainment. It, for example, has enormous educational and informational value for society. The majority of the audience is made up of children, and instructional films can be an excellent approach to educate them. As a result, the cinema may assist in broadening education by teaching numerous disciplines through films. The picturization effect can also be used to convey moral duties, responsibilities, the need for hygiene, civil sense, respect for women, and other topics.

People's ideas and behaviors are profoundly influenced by films and stories. It can operate as a reformative tool, exposing social ills such as human trafficking, domestic abuse, corruption, poverty, social exclusion, and other discriminatory behaviors, among others. Movies and actors have influenced people's thoughts and actions; they are the conduits for establishing new trends that have immediate consequences in people's social life.

To portray the harsh truth, Indian film has become increasingly involved in the promotion of violence, nudity, racial prejudice, injustice, and inequality, among other things. Action movies frequently feature a lot of violence and have a bad and insensitive influence on young people's minds.

The exaggeration of stereotypical religious rituals, traditional views, gender roles, and so on creates a rift between members of the same community. Certain scenes in the media might be abusive to a specific tribe or community. As a result, it violates their fundamental rights while also causing them distress.

NEGATIVE IMPACT OF THE CINEMA
The erosion of values and informativity has resulted from cinema's commercialization. The filmmakers and artists in India regard cinema as a means of getting money, thus they make no effort to expand the scope of the content and are solely concerned with the bottom line.

It's always refreshing and well-groomed to see interesting subjects on the big screen. They have a highly favorable and long-lasting effect on the minds, but cheap and shabby films have a very negative impact on the minds of the audience. There is a widespread belief that today's crimes are all the result of cinematic effects. Aside from open and demonstrative subjects, tainted mails are thrown. They wreak havoc on our culture and society. Cinema and television harm children's health.

The goal is not to dismiss movies or television shows too quickly. Selective and discerning program selection will be desirable. Students should be exposed to good films. The number of movies and TV series that can be seen at any given time should be strictly limited.

The film has a significant influence on people's minds. It is quite educational. It has the potential to produce excellent results in the sector of educational expansion.

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