India as a country loves its movies and cricket. While one gives an adrenaline rush, the other takes the audience in a world of make-belief. However, if there is one question, which has always left people wondering, is if it is the content of films which inspire the society or if it is the people themselves, which give birth to a new cinematic journey.
Television stars have the opportunity of being part of many stories and reach out to a maximum number of viewers across the country. Here are your favourite stars speaking their mind of what impacts the most.
Vijayendra Kumeria: I think it works both ways in every era and the social and political atmosphere affects the films. Perhaps that is why people tend to relate to films. They search for themselves in the character of a film. Mostly, the films with which the audience can relate themselves with the most, are also the films which do good business. On the other hand, a lot of youngsters get influenced by films. Sometimes they learn good things from a film and sometimes get influenced by the wrong things.
Jasmin Bhasin: I think both of them are dependent on each other. Real stories inspire creative minds and they work towards telling more about it through cinema. Alternatively, people watch different stories through cinema and learn new perspectives on life. It’s a co-dependency. Happy films we see and feel good old classics like Deewar, Silsila, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, DDLj, we watch for entertainment and repeat value. Amitabh was once an angry young man and people identified with him. Shah Rukh Khan does romance which is perfect in films
Dhruvee Haldankar: Visual Impact is more registering then sound or other mediums. Cinema definitely plays an integral part of our society. Stories, be it biopic or fictional, reach different parts of the world and encourage people. Films impact people’s personal lives and each time when we go to the theatres we connect with the film and imagine ourselves to be a hero or the heroine. Every film comes out of people’s lives and people react to it thinking it is coming out of them. Kangana Ranaut played a queen in Manikarnika I wanted to come out of the theatre and hold a sword in my hand and fight like her. That’s the Impact if the film.
Kettan Singh: I think this is as complicated a thought as who came first, egg or chicken? Cinema surely has an impact on society. There is a movie like Dangal which encourages sports among women, then there is a movie like Hum Aapke Hai koun which showcases family values. It all comes down to what the viewer takes away from the film. There are some great stories which inspire filmmakers as well. So, it is a co-dependent scenario. There was a phase of Dilip Kumar films like Naya Daur and Manoj Kumar films like Roti Kapada Aur Makaan, Kranti so they reflected the mindset of those times. Then came SRK film wave. Then now Ranveer Singh Ranbir Kapoor films…the films do reflect the mindset of society and vice versa.
Meera Deosthale: Films do affect society and vice versa. When we watch patriotic films like Kranti, we feel good about our country. When we watch Shah Rukh Khan’s films, we feel highly romantic. We do have biopics too which are made like on MS Dhoni so films reflect us and we reflect films. At the end of the day, we know films are a source of entertainment