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Indian cinema, that has always been known for its heart- touching storylines, soothing music, rib-tickling comedy, mesmerizing performances by actors and many other beautiful reasons, now seems to be losing its true colors.
Down the line we have witnessed a number of movies which we feel like watching again and again…..whether they were epic movies like Mughal-E-Azam and Devdas or some beautiful romances like Dil To pagal Hai and Veer-Zaara….some of the cult movies like Sholay …. comedies like Golmaal….. or the movies showing the spirit of a large family and Indian tradition like Hum apke hain kaun and K3G… These movies although comprised of simple stories which were already known or quite predictable, yet had their own magic that mesmerized the audiences.
But, now the scene of the Indian cinema seems to deteriorate day by day. In the name of “gen-next” movies what we get is some sense-less story-lines, lame comedy, loud and noisy music, high level of vulgarity and a lot of irrelevant stuff!! Our industry seems to be involved so much in plagiarism that the stories are mostly copies (aka “inspired”) from some Hollywood movies or some novels, else they are a remake of past hit Bollywood or South- Indian movies!!! If it is original then it will be followed by several remakes…like the case of Golmaal(2006)….we already have sequels till Golmaal-3 and I believe in a few years we’ll be watching Golmaal- 9 and 10.
Earlier, the music meant to be melodious but in the present cinema it is meant to burn the dance floor, no matter if it is banging the head of the listeners with lyrics like “dheon dheon”, “dhinka- chika” etc etc….Comedy has become completely sense-less, repetitive and lame. In name of comedy film-makers are only increasing the amount of vulgarity in the movies, like we recently saw in the much talk about movie ..Delhi- Belly. Vulgarity has become an essential ingredient to the dish of movies nowadays…from showing actors in skimpy clothes (sometimes tending to nil!) to bold scenes to using abuses and various slangs, they have done it all. Actually, the title of the movies itself says a lot about it, like….Love sex or dhokha…The dirty Picture…they need no description!!!
I don’t say that movies should be made only in a definite safe circle but I feel that movie-watching was once a family affair and now it is an embarrassment..!!! We still get some good stuff like in Black, 3-Idiots and Tare zameen par and No One Killed Jessica, but then, it is rare!!! So, being a movie-buff I really miss good movies…don’t you??!!!
By Khusboo Nigam