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Essay on “Cinema and its Effects ” Complete Essay for Class 10, Class 12 and Graduation and other classes.

Cinema and its Effects 

Cinema is one of the wonders of the modern world. Those who see it for the first time get thrilled and wonder struck. The lifelike presentation of people and objects is simply a triumph of science.

India is the greatest producer of films in the world. “Bollywood” has now become a byword all over the world.

But unfortunately the standard of Indian films is generally not very high. Many of them look like repeats. Moreover, they are not prepared with a moral target, but the chief aim of the producers is to earn money by playing  to the gallery.

The net result is that in the films, at least in most of them, we have obscene and vulgar songs and scenes.

This not to say that all films are bad. There are some films which are good from more than one angle. There is a Censor Board to study the films  before their being released. This board should take more pains to screen all films very carefully and cut out drastically all undesirable scenes.

Several problems and evils such as dowry system, drug taking, drinking, smoking, litigation, discrimination against women, dalits and backward classes can be solved to a great  extent by showing healthy and well-meaning pictures. Of course, however, the recreational side of the films at the same time should   not be lost sight of. It is essential to have a good story, good dialogues, good scenery, good photography, good music and songs in a film.

Only a little more contemplation and insight can help. It is good that now in many cinema houses, important matches are also shown on the big screen.

 

Essay No. 02

 

Indian Cinema

or

Revolution in Indian Cinema

In India, cinema is very close to lives of people, or we can say, it is in the hearts of people. The large screen provides an alternative, an escape from the realities of day-to-day life. People cry, laugh, sing, dance and enjoy emotions with cinema. A study of Indian cinema would throw light on the progress of technology, especially cinematography, and the changing political scene and social values and attitudes. The silent films were launched by Dada Saheb Phalke, which had titles in English, Gujarati, Hindi and Urdu, related to myths and legends. The stories were familiar to the audience and required minimum commentary. History also proved very popular; Harsh, Chandragupta, Ashoka and the Mughal and Maratha kings won the silver screen. If Phalke was the Father of Indian cinema, Irani was the father of the talkie. He produced his first talkie, ‘Al=  Ara’ in 1931. The classic Hollywood musical Singing in the Rain exemplifies the cynicism with which people first regarded the talking movie and this holds good for India too. If Bombay was the hub of early cinema, the other centers were not far behind; Calcutta and Madras were also making Path-breaking films. Like cinema in Bengal, Malayalam, Tamil, and Kanad  cinema too was meaningful, but they took a long time to get noticed. The seventies saw an unhealthy divide between the existing commercial or mainstream cinema and the new parallel cinema or art films. Fortunately, this situation did not last long, for soon came a crop of film makers who realized that meaningful films need not incur heavy losses. It was only after the government set up the Film Finance Corporation (FFC, which in 1980 came to be known as NFDC i.e. National Film Development Corporation) that several small but serious film makers got the wherewithal to make films.

Nineteen eighties saw the passion of women filmmakers, Vijaya Mehta (Rao Saheb), Aparna Sen (36, Chowringhee Lane, Paroma), Sai Paranjpye (Chashme Baddoor, Katha, Sparsh), Kalpana Lajmi (Ek Pal and, later the much acclaimed Rudali),. Prema Karanth (Phaniamma) and Meera Nair (Salaam Bombay). The most commendable thing about these directors is their individuality. Their films have strong content and are told with passion. In the nineties, Indian cinema faced tough competition from television; the cable network gave viewers number of channels and though the most popular channel — the cinema halls — took a beating. Nevertheless, films like Aditya Chopra’s maiden effort: Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge and Suraj Barjatya’s Hum Aapke Hain Kaun broke all records, because they recalled the innocence of the fifties, a novelty in an age of sex and violence. This gave hope. In 2000, the movies were based on technologies and effects. Rakesh Roshan’s Koi Mil Gaya and Krish broke all records. These stories were based on aliens and made by advanced technologies. Similarly, Dhooin-1 and Dhoom-2 are technology and thrill based movies. In India, cinema can never die. It has gone too deep into the minds and hearts of viewers. It may undergo several reverses in future.

With other mediums opening up, there will be a smaller market for films. We are living in a global world and we are becoming a judicious audience. No one can fool us, only the best will survive and this is just as well.

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