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Posted: 20 October 2007 at 11:54pm | IP Logged

Inspirations for movies come from the real life so they definitely are a mirror of the society. The reality of course is mixed with fantasy, which is the product of the creators' imagination. The 50's and 60's movies like Do Begha Zameen and Shri 420 captured the divide between the haves and have nots so beautifully.

The era of the angry young man, potrayed the rebellion of the youth against the system.
The light romantic movies of the 80's and 90's reflected the growing urbanism and consumerism.

Terrorism and the underworld have been captured nicely in movies like Satya, Dil Se, Maachis etc

Even the songs have been reflective of the music fads…Disco dancer in 80's and raag based songs in the older movies represented the musical tastes of the society..

The representation of humour has been a reflection of changing humour sensibilities…the Charlie Chaplain influence in Raj Kapoor movies right to the relaitively crass but mass appeal humour of David Dhavan
RDB is the most recent example of a movie which represents the frustration in the young society wrt the political system( that's one thing which hasn't changed over the years)
Obsession with cricket has led to many a movie being made on the topic…

And last but not the least movies reflect the latest fashion and style in the society…the designers who design for fashion shows and ramp are also designing for movies these days…


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Posted: 21 October 2007 at 12:19am | IP Logged
^Very nice view Tally Clap

I like the realistic films like Golmal,Choti si baat(old films, amole palekar) Mere naam joker,Mother india and some new films like Roja,Fire,Company and Border etc etc....
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Posted: 21 October 2007 at 2:38pm | IP Logged

Originally posted by kabhi_21

It just reflects future of textile industry LOL

 LOL Right , only in bollywood though.

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Posted: 21 October 2007 at 10:41pm | IP Logged
Films do reflect society to a large extent. However, the style and level of reflection changes as per the genre and intent of the movie. Some movies are reality based and portray society on an explicit realistic level. While other films may not always try to reflect reality, but their content will always reflect the social norms, ideas, beliefs or a collective society, as well as trends and fashions.

Our Indian movies tend to reflect values of collectivism, society and family. They reflect our dressing styles and cultural nuances. Films sometimes get accepted orrejected based on how well they reflect society. For example movies like Neal N Nikki, Buddha Mar Gaya were not successful because our society does not accept racy humor explicitly.
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Posted: 22 October 2007 at 10:21am | IP Logged
Originally posted by qwertyesque

Its a blend of imaginatiion inspired from reality and the world of possibilities. But in he end truth is way to stranger than fiction.....

Very true....however..can we say that the type of films that come in a period of time..reflect the society of that time...I'm saying about the general trend of the films of any point of timeSmile....
Say...in old films. say 2 people loved...they did'nt get married..then they concluded the films by showing the adjustment and beauty of marriage....(the society was in that manner then)
later..in the present films..they show the concept of divorce..remarriage..extra martial relationships....(according to the changes in the society)
However....real life may not be that filmy..where..people sing songs in happiness and seperationTongue...but still...I feel films reflect the current state of a society

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Posted: 22 October 2007 at 10:24am | IP Logged
Originally posted by Morning_Dew



Agree with Qwerts truth is no doubt different.
However if we do'nt find a complete match of circumstances created in films with real life still we can trace manythings about society by them . for eg..films reflect the trends of music (if we are talking about Indian films specifically)
the role of people in household.
Dictions of languages even the evolution of language to some extend can also be percieved easily by films if we watch films from classics to date.
Political and philosiphical influences on literature at that particular time period .
Anyway one thing is sure specially back home .. all elders hate new trends, films and music included and think it against value system it was same back in 1960s as it is now. LOL   

Wellsaid Smile
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Posted: 22 October 2007 at 10:28am | IP Logged
Originally posted by lighthouse


Films represent exagerrated views of reality , the way it seems logical and acceptable to the majority. However as qwerty mentioned truth is stranger then fiction because logic eludes us often when it is needed the most.

Yes ofcourse ..there is an exxageration but the basic issue does represent the current trendSmile
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Posted: 22 October 2007 at 10:32am | IP Logged
Originally posted by kabhi_21

It just reflects future of textile industry LOL

If that is the case then...in the coming years...all the textile industires will be closed,as there is no necessity of much production of cloth..at least for the heroines,anti-heroines and and all..WinkTongueLOL

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