Sorry for the super random topic
But this was on my mind for quite a bit of time and I finally decided to open up a thread to see what you all think of this.
So in Bollywood movies, which profess to be increasingly modern and advanced, I've noticed a bit of disrespect/disregard for religion. I fail to remember the names of specific movies in which I have seen this, however one prominent film comes to mind.
You've probably all watched it.
If you're wondering what I mean/need a refresher/want to understand exactly what I'm saying/want to take a quick look, here you go:
So my question is:
Do you think it's okay to slightly satirize/poke fun at religion in mainstream cinema? Even if no harm/malice is intended?
What is your take on the portrayal of Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai? Are you okay with it or do you object? I noticed that the song/video parallels two views...whenever Kajol and the grandma are shown, they are devoutly doing aarti or are immersed in the divinity of the song. But when SRK comes onto the screen, it's almost as if we're seeing the song from the viewpoint of an agnostic/atheist. The tone of Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram is altered in such a way that it sounds mocking, and the hippie-style outfits of the singers make it seem that the writers wanted to make the bhajan/kirtan a subject of humor...
Idk. Personally, I feel like cinema is a medium by which positive or negative messages can be conveyed to the mass public, and this type of depiction of our culture/religion may foster a sense of disrespect/indifference in their minds, either consciously or subconsciously.
Please provide your views...I'm trying to generate some healthy discussion on something that I noticed and felt was important.
And if you want to say I'm overanalyzing this and that it's just a movie, please feel free to say that too, because I myself am not too sure about this. Would love to read your responses!
Shivang bhaiyya provided me with yet another atrocious example of how cinema is slandering religion
Character Dheela added to the list! (credit to Lola).
Salman Khan references Raas-Leela many times...taking the Lord's name in vain
The first time I noted it was 0:32-0:34 but I'm sure he's referenced it many times after that. Too lazy to look through the whole video but feel free to share the timings.
Edited by .anishaa. - 09 September 2012 at 12:43pm