Movies have profound impact on the people. Be it a dressing style, latest fashions, accessories, home interiors, social behavior, physical being, attitude and style of speaking, social change and more. The impression they make on people is something that lasts longer and gets engraved into our brains and shows up in our acts at some point or the other in our life. Don’t you think so? For instance, size 0 is trendy thing to be in India and unfortunately staying that thin without feeding lead you to new health disorders.
I have many of my cousins and friends, who act, speak and behave like a popular actress in the recent past movie they saw. Their humor is derived the way it has been portrayed in movies. Even the definition of love is exactly same as the way they show in movies. It is all so dramatic and at times makes no sense of what they do, why they do and drive you crazy listening to their slap stick comedy and non-stop blabbering. It is hard for me to get used to that level of comedy to get entertained or to entertain them. I may have been there at one point of time in life, to speak like that idealized actress, to dress like them, to behave like them and may be think exactly as they do. Perhaps, it might be the age or the knowledge, I don’t know, but I feel funny about it when I look back and wonder what if I have had this knowledge then. Then, I would not have been ludicrous enough to laugh at myself looking back. What’s the fun if you are not silly in life?
Love and family oriented drama are usually the main back-drop in majority of the Indian movies. Love is a universal language, people express differently at different places and everyone has their own definition of what it means. Movies market about what love means so well that we probably never have any definition of our own. Such is an impact among youth and they fall into that trap without knowing what future holds or it might be just an infatuation as hormones make them act and react, especially when they are in teens. Some of them stay strong and some like ice melt away as sun shines. And, in United States, the whole idea of love is fairly different. Indian movies on other hand now started embracing western culture (shocking previous generations), and trying to pace up with them. Despite, where you reside movies do impact your outlook towards life in some way or other.
Speaking of which, one of my friend threw a party when a well renowned Bollywood film Director “Yash Chopra” died. I wondered why anyone could party if someone dies specially who is a celebrity and no way related to him. When asked why, his reaction was that– there will not be any more lengthy family and love based dramatic movies that would speak volumes about how a girl is showered with so much of love in each of his movie. He added – all the females watching his movies expect so much from their partners as much as guys expect from girls watching porn movies. His basic point was, the drama they show in movies is so impractical and they should not be dramatizing and showing such level of fiction.
Well, it is so hard to convince people in this free-will world. Irrespective of a movie convincing their plot, it is assured that you will dislike or pick up something or the other that your mind gets attracted to in that short span you spend watching them.
What do you think?