Cinema is adored and worshipped in India. Directors, actors and writers have made our nation proud with their incandescent talents. Be it Aamir Khan leading ‘Dangal’ to international success or Ray inspiring Scorsese to make ‘Taxi Driver’ (1978), our nation should be proud.
However, from time to time, the Indian cinematic industry is plagued by problems which just keep the industry from achieving greatness. Just to clarify, I love films of India, and this list is just a suggestion to make this glorious art into a masterpiece. So, without further ado, here is the list of top 10 ways Indian Cinema can be improved.
10. Working towards Small Screen Content
Indian industry has seen a catapulting rise of actors debuting on the big screen from the small screen. However, the problem is that the work being done on the small screen is embarrassing. While the digital platform is reasoning to be classy and praiseworthy, television too needs to up its game to churn our better quality. If the content on the small screen is developed, cinema will directly flourish.
9. Not Comparing with Hollywood
The tendency of comparing Indian films to that of the U.S has seeped deep into pop-culture. It’s imperative to understand that Hollywood is not the “be-all-and-end-all”. Indian cinema has produced mavericks such as Satyajit Ray, Shyam Benegal and Mehboob Khan, who have made our nation proud. While it is certainly true that Indian cinema is still behind the others in several aspects such as science-fiction, fantasy and superhero flicks, it is not far that we too produce the next magnificent piece of work.
8. Monitoring Censorship
It is a common misconception that the CBFC is a “censor board”. However, the CBFC isn’t meant for certifying films, and as the full form suggest – Central Board of Film Certification – is meant for certifying films. Everyone we hear that directors aren’t allowed to release their films because it either hurts some groups religious sentiments or contains abusive language or scenes are too titillating. Granted, some several themes can be censored or chopped off if they’re too controversial, but it is ludicrous to see the rate at which the CBFC completely shacks off scenes from a film.