Cinema is one of the wonders of the modern world. Those who see it for the first time get thrilled and wonderstruck. 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 is 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.