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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.

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8 Responses

  1. pinki_radhi says:

    The fault lies on both sides on the movie makers & viewers. Makers does bother about the upcoming generation , their upliftment.Viewers will not stop watching such nasty movies.

  2. Service_to_all says:


    Let the artistes foot their foot down and say they will not have their anatomy for vulgar display? Is that not possible? And who is responsible for that?


  3. asomormridul says:

    Are not the Cinema goers are equally responsible. Whom do you think the producers of movies make movie for. They make it keeping in mind the demands of present day audience. They are none but us, the demanding viewers. We love a movie which have a kissing scene or a bed scene. We like a song which showcases the nudity of the actress.

    Why then we blame the producers, directors and the actors only?

  4. dulaliputra says:

    The movies are now to show the dances and fightings only . The producers and directors are after earning profits . So , their first consideration is the box-office, and we rush to visit the dances and fightings. I remember my visit of the movie,”SATRANJ KI KHILADI”, — BUT THERE WERE ONLY ABOUT FIFTY OR A BIT MORE VIEWERS AND WHILE I ENTERED TO VISIT IT FOR THE SECOND TIME I FOUND ONLY THIRTEEN VISITORS. The box office has given the signal that of our tastes. We are responsible for the degradation of modern movies.

  5. lkjhgf says:

    All r running for money now -a – days. Producer and directors find easy money with the help of such movies. Also they do bcoz demand from the public is going on increasing for such movies. The common people to have a helping hand in it.

    The virtue lies in the struggle, not the prize.

  6. Service_to_all says:


    Yes to some extent. But the artistes can put ther foot down and say no. Let me ask you a question. Many will be interested in a soft porn. Will the artistes do such films?

    Only when something is available will someone go for it.


  7. nishunishaa says:

    olden days movies and songs were fabulous….weren’t they…anyways good morning

  8. Shipla Hemant says:

    Your forgot to mention one of the greatest music director in your article – Maestro Shankar Jaikishan. The article is sound. Thank you.

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