Power of Cinema
Bollywood plays a vital role in defining the sense and sensibilities of people in India. After all, it is the biggest forms of recreation for the entertainment starving 1 billion people. The film industry, in this context, holds a lot of power in its hands. It can use this power to nuture values and ethics or spread obscenity and cultural violence.
Sadly, under the pretext of making money, most filmmakers choose the easier route of generating trash and feeding it to the minds of gullible, junk loving Indian audience. In many ways, our film industry is responsible for the increasing violence against women by showcasing women as sex objects having nothing more than glamour to add on screen or in real life.
Just when you think there is no hope of any sense prevailing in this industry, you are surprised by few brilliant, exceptional movies that rock you the core and reaffirm your belief that “No!!! Bollywood can definitely be a change agent that our country needs.” Mardaani played by Rani Mukerjee falls in this category. So real, so fun, so gripping and at the same time so strong in its message. I recommend all adults to see it.
After watching this movie, I feel so strongly that cinema can be entertaining and yet responsible. I am willing to lend Rs. 1 lakh to produce a movie that sends the right kind of message that our society needs. I am not a millionaire, and this is a very big amount for me, but I am willing to pledge this in the hope that there are more filmmakers out there who really want that change, as much as I do.