On the 22nd of April each year,
Earth Day is celebrated worldwide.Earth Day has been set aside o
raise awareness about issues affecting our planet and numerous events
are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection
on this monumental day. Bollywood
is considered the largest film industry in the world. It produces over
movies a year, and attracts billions of viewers from across the world.
these movies there are some unique films made, that include scenes like
fire sequences, earthquakes, floods, cars catching fire and bomb
blasts. These scenes are fun to watch, they keep you hooked to the
and they also help make the film a success. But what no one thinks
of is that by doing these kinds of scenes, it's the earth that suffers.
Today, on Earth Day, BollyCurry brings to you films that incorporate
There are many instances where earthquakes have been shown in movies; be it in a dramatic way or in a comedy. In OMG! Oh My God,
they show a small
earthquake happening but the only damage that happened was one particular store being
trashed completely. Another such scene is from the recent hit movie Kai Po Che!
where an earthquake happens that leads to several houses being
damaged, and buildings shaking and almost breaking apart. The extent of
the damage is such that land itself tears apart, leaving a hole in the
middle. A final earthquake scene is from the movie Waqt
from 1965, where a
whole town crumbles due to an earthquake on one unfortunate night. In it, houses are destroyed and roads
Floods are another natural disaster that have been shown time and again. The movie
e is one such example, where the backdrop of the movie is the Mumbai 25th
July floods. A couple lands in Mumbai and discovers that the whole city has been
flooded because of excessive rain. The movie shows the never ending rain, the storm, water that
reaches car tops, and thousands of cars stuck on different bridges whilst the
whole of Mumbai is running from one end to the other to save themselves from the
flood. This is a clear picture of what happened in Mumbai 6 years ago on the same
date. Another impactful flood scene is from the movie Mother India,
severe storm results in a flood that destroys houses in the village,
ruins the harvest and several men, women and children die because of
this. By using
water in movies, filmmakers waste a lot of water. Water is one of the
most valuable resources, and conservation of water is necessary as water
transportation and treatment requires large amounts of energy. Thus, the
impact on the environment that
arises from this quite detrimental. By wasting water you put wildlife
that lives in
rivers and wetlands in danger as the more water that is used, the less
available in rivers, lakes and wetlands.
There are many films where fire is
included; be it cars suddenly exploding or houses catching fire, fire has become an integral part of almost any film.
One such scene is from the evergreen movie Mother India
, where the main protagonist
is running through stacks of hay that are on fire. Another big fire sequence
happens in the film Om Shanti Om
. The first fire sequence is a spoof of a real
event during the shooting of Mother India
, where Nargis is trapped in between
the fire and Sunil Dutt saves her; likewise, in Om Shanti Om
they show a fire
trapping the main protagonist and how the hero saves her. The second one
done by setting fire to a whole studio, a location that the flames burn
third and final fire is a reprise of the second, where the same studio
catches fire and burns down for a second time. Fire can be deadly and
can destroy homes,
wildlife habitat, along with polluting the air with emissions that are
not only harmful
to human health, but also to our environment. Fire also releases carbon
dioxide into the environment. As one of the major greenhouse gases,
carbon dioxide is a key player in global warming and other destructive
effects on the environment.
BollyCurry may have only named a few
movies which were bad for the environment, but in this day and age, no
matter which movie you watch, you will see something or the other that
is destructive for the environment, whether it be a fire, flood,
earthquake, or other wasteful things. Today BollyCurry leaves you with
just a question: are these scenes really required? What do you think?
Author: Fatima W.
Editors: Shreya S. & Gunia M.
Graphics: Preet K.