Degradation In Indian Cinemas
The golden era of good and decent movies has become a distant past. The period between the 50’s to may be upto the late 80’s, movies that were produced had everything which a decent and good film ought to have. The Story, the star cast, the lyrics, music composition, and the picturisation had all the ingredients of good cinema. People could sit and watch the movies with the family.
What do we see today,? The ever willing heroine who has taken the double role including that of a vamp to gyrate in a sleazy manner and subject her anatomy to vulgar display. The Heroes and the villains are also not far lagging behind. The extent of physical contact between the male and female stars leaves nothing to the imagination. Every movie these days has to necessarily have a group dance consisting of scantily clad bevy of females rocking and gyrating to some jarring music with lyrics that a decent mouth will think twice to recite.
The script and dialogue writers have lost the sense of decent wrting. Every dialogue will have punch lines with double meanings, which are highlighted in the marketing promotions. And these become the slogans of the current generation.
Rarely do we hear good music, and I suppose, genuine soft music has lost out to the electronic orchestra, which take prominence. Music of the yesteryears are remembered and heard by everyone even to this day. Great singers like Lata Mangeshkar, Mukesh, Mohd. Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle, Manade, Hemant Kumar and list could go on, have all stood the test of time for decades. How many of the current genre of singers have lasted for more than a couple of years, very few.
Talking of music directors there were several greats like S D Burman, lakshmikant Payarelal, R D Burman, Madan Mohan, Naushad, Khaiyam etc. All of them have served the industy for a very long period of time.
There were also excellent film makers like Hrishkesh mukherjee who gave excellent family movies.
We can now only have those fond memories, never to expect anything of such caliber in Future.