Desi cinema as a bad influence1 min read . Updated: 08 Jun 2020, 09:52 PM IST
- A study published in a well-regarded journal suggests Hindi films have fostered habits that are not healthful. Overblown as the charge seems, perhaps filmmakers should keep watch of what they screen
Cinema has always held sway over Indians at large, shaping people’s values, attitudes and lifestyles. For decades, it was hailed as a harbinger of social change. Large numbers have been sensitized to problems of untouchability, religious prejudice, inequality and injustice by movies, even masala flicks. The medium has played a role in women’s empowerment, highlighted political corruption, and exposed corporate greed. But, as a recent study indicates, the influence of Hindi cinema is not always salutary.
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