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  • Yes, film is an art form and all art reflects society in some way.

    Film is a form of art; art is a controlled work with meaning, which seeks to comment upon what it means to be alive in the world. Filmmakers take issues of society and life and manipulate them into stories and characters and make some kind of comment on society. Some films, such as major blockbusters, may not contain such a level of social consciousness and thematic depth, but many filmmakers do seek to reflect society in some way.

  • Yes I agree

    Yes i think that movies are a reflection of society. As we look back upon major films, there are countless examples of films that show the fashions and music of the time. Also, the actions/attitudes of the people from the movies reflect the atitudes of the times on things like sexuality

  • Movies are imaginary

    Movies are to be seen and enjoy ,not to be considered in real life or make happen in real life.People who are against this statement plzz change your mindset before it sets you..There are even some movies that inspire us from within and makes us good why are this not to be considered

  • It effects da society n z quite addictive

    This z not good especially children of this generation are too addicted to moves and films, they are being spoiled by these.
    Films have become modals for them, they are mad at it....
    Some cant even make their when decisions coz they watch films a lot and most of their words are all about films
    like
    when is the next film gonna be released?
    Which actor is your favorite?
    Tell me more about that actor?

  • They really Reflect the Society.

    Cinema is the beautiful combination of art, literature and science. It is rightly called the art form of the 20th century. Art and literature are reflections of life and they present the moments of life vividly. On the other hand, science studies man and his world. So cinema, a combination of these three, invariably presents man and his life in society. In Natyashastra, Bharatamuni declares that art is the search for truth. The aim of life is not different and hence cinema , society and life are closely related. Our life and its principles are influenced by time and the changes occurring in the society . Cinema, like other modes of media , is inspired and influenced by the society and it portrays it colourfully. A glance at the Indian films produced recently confirms to this fact . The changing trends in films reflect the changes taking place in our society.

    Bollywood aptly reflects the transformation of the Indian psyche from a post-colonial pastiche of politeness of the 1950s to the confident global Indian of present century. Shammi Kapoor initiated this transformation during the 50s and Amitabh signalled through his on-screen activities that Indians have been changing in their thought and behaviour. The new Indian could also be seen in ‘Dil Chahta Hai ’. Suddenly it was cool to be cool. For decades, Bollywood reflected the angst and agony of struggling India . What started as a catharsis of the castrated has now ended in the metamorphosis of the mutilated . Along with the heroes, villains have also changed faces on the screen. From the cruel zamindars to antagonist rich fathers of the heroines, from deadly smugglers to anti Indian Dr. Dangs and Mogambos , from corrupt politicians to new age monsters like terrorists, Bollywood has portrayed all those characters which Indian society has endorsed as villainous and anti-social. The new age heroine is also revengeful and strong like Anjam's Madhuri while heroines of early days were epitome of beauty and elegancy like Vijayanti Mala in Sangam. From colourful ‘Mela’ dances and ‘Nautankis’ to sizzling item numbers and discotheques, from Holi Celebrations to Valentine's Day Proposals all these represent slow westernization of our society.

    Fifties were the years when India tried hard to leave a mark , when song like ‘Mera Joota Hai Japani’ would be sung in faraway lands of Soviet Union, China, Turkey and Africa. During the decade , cities were attracting rural masses for employment. But concerns were also being raised about the cultural decline. In that sense, ‘Mother India’ and ‘Do Bigha Zameen’ brilliantly portrayed the rural scenario . After all, it was not very long ago that Mahatma Gandhi had said that real India lived in villages. In 1957, Pyasa , a treatise on individual struggles in post-independence India , hit cinema. The film directed by legendary Guru Dutt was rated as one of the best 100 films of all times by the Time Magazine.


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  • It effects da society n z quite addictive

    This z not good especially children of this generation are too addicted to moves and films, they are being spoiled by these.
    Films have become modals for them, they are mad at it....
    Some cant even make their when decisions coz they watch films a lot and most of their words are all about films
    like
    when is the next film gonna be released?
    Which actor is your favorite?
    Tell me more about that actor?

  • Society effects films

    I mean this goes both ways. I think there are some films that are totally reflacted from society, films like Titanic, the classic scarface. Lots of old films are reflacted from society. I don't think there are too many new films that are socially related. But i belive there are lots countries that still have strictly society movies.


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