Positive impact :-

  • Progressive thoughts like gender equality, organ donation spread easily through movies. For example, ‘Dangal’ movie inspired many to encourage their daughters in sports.
  • Till recently, most of the Indians preferred engineering or medicine as the career choice. This belief is changing these days, and movies too has a role in this change. Careers of lead characters in movies impacts young people greatly. For example, ‘Ghaji’ movie attracted many towards career in Navy.
  • Though most of Indian movies concentrate on love between lead roles, these days many movies are coming with wonderful story lines and is influencing youth to focus on life goals rather than just concentrating on love phase.
  • Several Indian movies on current issues are thought provoking and are highlighting the mistakes people are doing. For example, ‘Shatamanambhavathi’ movie highlights the plight of parents that are left behind by abroad-settled children.
  • Movies are a great source of entertainment. People can relive from stress and pressure at work or studies by watching movies.
  • Through movies, cultures are depicted wonderfully. Hence, movies increases cultural sensitivity.

Negative impact :-

  • Indian movies show eve-teasing and stalking as normal and sometimes as heroic. This is impacting youth negatively and is turning them into harassers.
  • Most of the filmmakers ignore their responsibility towards society and add commercial elements to make their movies success. These kind of filmmakers make movies that do not offer any good to society, but spreads negative elements like violence, stalking etc.
  • These days Indian movies are objectifying women by adding item songs or special songs. Irony is that on one hand they preach gender sensitivity, on the other hand they make songs that are demeaning to women.
  • In most of the Indian movies, male lead drinks alcohol and shows it as heroic. In some movies, male lead smokes too. This influences teenagers, who have strong emotions.
  • Movies always depict luxury lifestyle and rarely shows middle class lives. This leads to increase in consumeristic society, and the worst impact will be on youth.
  • Some filmmakers impose their personal opinions on society through movies. This kind of movies may depict certain communities or religions in a negative light.
  • Movies encourage people to take revenge. Rarely movies show lead characters fight in a legal way. In many films, lead characters kill antagonists by themselves. This is a threat to our society and legal administration.
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Conclusion :-

Indian Cinema is changing for good. But still there are many elements that needs to be changed for the betterment of society. Filmmakers need to realize their responsibility towards society, instead of just concentrating on success.

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  • Love Kumar, Apr 29, 2022 @ 10:24 am Reply

    According to me, films are not corrupting the youth. Currently, movies usually fall into the following genres, action, thriller, or romance. The youth does try to imitate whatever is shown in the movies and this reflects in their dressing style, their way of talking and so on. Watching movies allows us to disconnect for a while and helps us to relax. Movies encourage ideas and help us in knowing what is going on around the world. It has also been scientifically proven that watching movies is good for us. Like watching horror movies can burn nearly 200 calories at a time and enhances brain activity. I think there should also be some restrictions. Children should not watch television or movies for more than 90 minutes per day. Children should also be restricted from watching movies which can have a bad impact on them and can affect their mental health. And it’s their parents’ job to guide them.

  • joy le, Nov 16, 2018 @ 2:47 pm Reply

    Hay there, Cinema would definitely helpful because by the movie we learn, how the people live in society and what is cheating done by some people.

  • Ramesh KUMAR, Sep 24, 2018 @ 11:54 am Reply

    Each and every thing has good and bad impact so cinema has also good and bad impact. It depends on his thinking. There are many movies learn many things to youth. Just like dangl and three idiot are are the best impression movie for youth. Thanks

    • Diksha, Jan 4, 2020 @ 11:58 pm Reply

      Wait a sec… a cinema has the potential to change the mindset of the person.. when many degraded contents are shown to ppl n especially a child… We cannot expect all viewers to be mature one

  • Raza Gori, Sep 16, 2018 @ 12:58 am Reply

    Obviously, there is impact of any movies in every body’s life. specially, teenagers because they do not have efficiency to differentiate between right or wrong. Sometimes, they think that everything real in movies and they try to act like as it is in movies. There is absolutely impact in elders lives also, I remember a movie came named Jannat after watching that movie some people were reacting like Imran Hashmi role as in movie, as a whole every movie has its positivity and negativity also..

  • Perla malli, Sep 6, 2018 @ 8:20 pm Reply

    Cinema would definitely helpful because by the movie we learn how the people live in society and what are cheating done by some people

    • Sushma, Dec 9, 2020 @ 12:59 pm Reply

      I think definitely movie has a impact on the society. By observing movie we can get creative thoughts. Movie is one part of inspiration and fun. Many of young people has set they life ambition as film maker, writers etc. People should recognized the good things from the movie not the bad things.
      In our daily life cinema became a part. Any thing too much is danger to us. We should not easy your time with only movies.

  • Prathyusha, Jul 2, 2018 @ 3:33 am Reply

    Basically the whole point of the discussion is that..Youth the way they take the knowledge depicted in the movie,that the way they lead their life.. Collectively movies can help youth in SWOT .
    S-strength.Strength in reaching their goal,
    W-Weakness.addiction to the smoke,drinks,drugs etc.
    O-Oppurtunities.To guide a future.
    T-Threats.To ruin their future.

  • sravani, Jun 9, 2018 @ 7:35 pm Reply

    As in above discussion, sometimes it helpful to known the society outside,for career choice, to known the value of parents……..
    it is also bane to youth because the item songs present in the film are telling that its okay to stalking towards women and inhuman scenes present in the films.
    today’s youth they fastly attract towards the bad…..
    But it always depends upon what we think and how we think

  • Sanjay kumar swain, Jun 6, 2018 @ 12:19 am Reply

    Yaa, some times it create a bad effect on youth…through the item song , gang rape and bold scene…

    • RAUSHAN KUMAR, Nov 2, 2018 @ 12:33 pm Reply

      Yes the movie gives big affect on our life. Specially the school boys and girls are very affected. They do love with girl like in the film. They propose like film.In our society most youngsters watch bad movie and they destroy his own life. And they polluted our society.

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