Nov 8, 2011

Love, Education, Child marriage…how message oriented movies fail!

I used to wonder why message oriented movies fail. Fail from the sense of conveying the message they are made to convey for. Given a bit of thinking into it I got to know something. I just wanted to share what I thought on couple of stories involving love, education and child marriages. Read on.

Movie: x

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Hero is a bright student from a village. People of the village respect his parents and believe in him becoming doctor. They expect him to come back to the village and operate them for free… xxx

Hero loves his classmate. They want to get married. Hero fights with heroine’s father to get his approval for marriage… xxx

Hero becomes a doctor. He lives up to his principle of coming back to his village and operating people. He brings the heroine along with him to his village. He is ready to operate his villagers. Heroine though from a prominent family of the city she adjusts well with her husband’s family in the village… xxx

Villagers don’t like the hero for marrying the girl of other cast. They no more show the same love they once showed to him. They don’t respect him anymore… xxx

As a disastrous decease downs the village hero puts all his efforts and brings back the healthy faces… THE END

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Intended message: Let your education be useful to the village/town/country/people you belong to.

Message inferred: Let the youth study in cities, abroad; but have an eye on them if they love and bring a girl of different cast.

Consequence: Parents put all constraints on their children and spur them to do something against the wishes of their parents.

Movie: y

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Hero and heroine, when kids, are made together with the child marriage. They start living with each other in same house. Relationship between them stays just friendship till their teenage… xxx

After teenage, the hero is sent out for higher studies. He likes a girl over there and fells in love. He somehow marriage her against the will and wishes of his family and first wife…xxx

He never comes back. He stays happily with his second wife and children. The first wife’s life is destroyed completely because of the mistake her parents did in her childhood. Hero tries to explain the same to the people back home that the his marriage in childhood was done without his intervention… xxx

Now he likes the second girl and lives happily leaving the first girl to her fate… THE END.

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Intended message: Don’t encourage child marriages; let your kids grow and get the capability to choose the person who has got the qualities he/she likes to have in his/her life partner.

Message inferred: Don’t let the hero go alone to the city. Send his wife along with him. If not possible, never send him for his studies.

Consequence: Either child marriages keep going on or the illiteracy does grow.

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PS: Just got a thought and didn’t concentrate much on explaining the story in detail. Anyway, they are quite common story lines; hope its self understood!

20 comments:

Rachit said...

liked the message.. and yeah I'm against all such evil practices..

Weakest LINK :)

prajyot said...

hey i shifted my blog to prajyotm.in would be glad to hear your comments :-)

Destiny's child... said...

SOme movies just get it all wrong!

♫♪♥PhilO♥♪♫ said...

People need to change their thinking..
Nice post :)

TheBluntBlogger said...

:) i never paid so much thought to it, next time when am watching an old hindi movie....your little notes will linger in my head :)

send the wife with the boy :D

Niya said...

i hope people really get the meaning... so much thoughtfulness... i njoyed the read...

take care
niya

kaykuala said...

Pramoda,
Western movies work on episodes or epics but Eastern movies tell a story. We easterners just love it that way, with a simple storyline without complication. To give it a semblance of authority, a message is invariably included. You've done well to highlight this!

Hank

Jyoti Mishra said...

Such movie r victims of blind commercialization... GReat post n lovely message !!

PS: Been away from blogosphere in past few days, hope u doing fine !!

♫♪♥PhilO♥♪♫ said...

Thank you so much for your comment :) I have done a follow up of the story. :)

Sunakshi said...

Lol message hardly matters thesde days..

It says..faaltugiri laao faaltugiri :D

Being Pramoda... said...

Good Rachit..thanks..

Being Pramoda... said...

Hi Prajyot.. noted it down..;) thanks for sharing..

Being Pramoda... said...

Yeah DC...:)

Being Pramoda... said...

@♫♪♥PhilO♥♪♫

Yeah.. true..

Being Pramoda... said...

Wow Chintan, thanks so much for that..

Being Pramoda... said...

Thanks Niya..

Nice name..

Being Pramoda... said...

Thanks Kaykula.. when the cultures mix, i love it..

Being Pramoda... said...

Commercialization these days has made the movie the biggest business..

well said.. Jyothi..

Being Pramoda... said...

@♫♪♥PhilO♥♪♫

Checked it yar.. well done.. thanks for notifying..

Being Pramoda... said...

LoL.. well said Sunakshi..:)