Tragic Truth of Indian Cinema & Today's Bollywood

Let’s take you back to the Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival awards. When the film stars arrived on the red carpet, the reporters asked every artist one common question - “How do you feel to be on Dadasaheb Phalke Int’l film festival awards ?”

It felt like an examination hall where all the students had copied their answers. They all claimed to be happy & “honored to be at the prestigious awards ceremony”. The reality is the actors & actresses who are learning Hindi yet, who are learning fundamental aspects of cinema do not even know Dadasaheb Phalke.

Dadasaheb Phalke or Dhundiraj Govind Phalke is the Father of Indian Cinema. And hence, the highest award of the Indian Cinema. It is quite sad to witness the most respected award (which indeed means great respect for a true artist) dragged in the bazaar of paid publicity.

The ‘Best Actor of the year’ award for performance in 'Laxmii' which has an IMDb rating of 2.3/10 is sold in disguise as ‘Nationalist of the year’. It is quite unfair to see that last year the Best Actor was given to Hrithik Roshan for his exceptional performance in 'Super 30' & now the bar is buried so low. Indian Cinema witnessed great films like 'Pather Panchali' (Satyajit Ray's classic), 'Sairandhri'(India’s first color film), 'Awara', 'Ankur', 'Sadma', 'Satya' & a million to name. First of all, 'Laxmii' has purely misrepresented the transgender community with their terrible plot.

Why encourage aggressive nationalism via Indian Cinema?