Indian cinema is evolving and the proof of that is the kind of films Bollywood has offered in recent times. Right from Raazi, Stree to the very recent Andhadhun and Badhaai Ho, content has been the real hero of the Hindi cinema. Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah was recently talking about the same in an interview to PTI and revealed how he makes sure to do films which are socially relevant as he believes that cinema is meant for posterity.
People should know what the India of 2018 was like. They shouldn’t end up seeing only Salman Khan films 200 years later. India is not like that. Cinema is for posterity.
I feel that cinema can’t change society or bring a revolution. I’m also not sure of cinema as a medium of education. Documentaries can be educative, not feature films. People see them and forget. The only serious function films can serve is to act as a record of their times.
What are your thoughts about this?