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Are film-makers harming folk culture?


  • Producer and director take a gamble trying to woo crowd by showing what they want. It's all commercial. It's not a charity, so while adding entertainment to original folk stories, sometimes they lost the gist of real story and basically distort the original history.

  • Current trend in movies is towards folk culture, which may fade away soon.

  • The producers are distorting history and giving a wrong picture of real life story to viewers for making money.

  • What a cinema is showing may not be exact folk culture because movies are created for entertainment. For brining entertainment quotient in a movie most of the time makers forgot about the folk cultures and values.

  • There was a movie released recently named after Abraham Lincoln. We all know Mr. Abraham Lincoln played a great role in history but this movie shows him as a vampire slayer. So film maker completely misrepresented history in this case.


  • Film makers are promoting our values and traditions by movies. Youngsters are more interested in video games now so at least films teach them a bit about our folk history and values.

  • If a movie is on folk culture then it should elucidate the beauty of the culture and there should not be any masala added to lure the audience.

  • Folk culture is to be preserved in its natural and an inheritance should not be used to make money out of it by depicting the same in movies.

  • Humans are any ways making museums to keep our history safe. Making few films would not harm our history.


  • It should ok if filmmakers are making folk movies but one thing they should keep in mind, that they must not present wrong facts in front of viewers.

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Added by: Rajesh

Point: film maker are making movies with making the real life stories and give the best article .

Date: 2014-04-09 09:12:31

Added by: sarita mittal

Point: Movies leave a very strong impression on a tender young mind. Youngsters believe that if it is shown in the movie, or done by hero/ heroine, it is o.k. and acceptable, whereas such things are often far from reality. Film-makers make such things in the name of business and money making, minus their responsibility towards the society. And audience is mostly blind without any say towards it. See how many people have shown their dislike towards it and how many have blindly taken those dance moves and wordings. Folk culture is not vulgar as shown in the movies. There is a lot of sophistication and etiquette in the rural folk culture also, which is mostly ignored.

Date: 2014-02-10 03:30:42

Added by: nikhil

Point: Folk culture has been passed down across generations using different media - word-of-mouth, books and now the internet. Films also serve as a medium of communication. Film-makers represent a group of communicators who pass down folk culture. Film-makers as communicators need to balance the commercial aspects of conveying a message with the message being delivered.Film makers (along with the censor board) also need to address the audience to who the message is being delivered - not all the people who watch movies will understand or appreciate the message being delivered. For example, we have cartoons for children, movies rated PG or 18 above.Given all of this, film makers need to be responsible for what message they would like to deliver, how and also to whom.

Date: 2014-02-05 04:16:24

Added by: Arun Nayak

Point: Film is film ,whatever film they make that depend on people which one need to accept or not. so It totally not bother about folk culture

Date: 2013-07-12 04:46:46

Added by: shubham rana

Point: I believe entertainment should not be related with folk culture as its just a way to keep people away from their tension and frustration for few hours.

Date: 2013-07-01 12:21:14

Added by: anita

Point: point: Children also watch movies. So it is very good medium to increase there knowledge about folk culture.If movies are sense less than it will spoil the character of children

Date: 2013-05-21 14:17:42

Added by: Abhijeet D.

Point: Films are the strongest medium to convey the social message to people. There are lot of good topics, on which, movies can be made. But still, most of the film makers are busy in making non-sense movies. Regional film industries, despite having low-budget, are creating worth-watching movies, the movies which can bring about revolution, the movies which put some light on the unnoticed aspects.

Date: 2013-04-15 10:33:25

Added by: Akshya N

Point: A lot of mainstream films show the protagonists to be rich urban NRI characters and the movies too are predominantly shot abroad.why cant we have films shot in India and about Indian characters not NRI's. Why are v apologetic about our culture and roots?

Date: 2013-02-03 13:11:42

Added by: Akshay Bhardwaj

Point: I dont think they are harming our folk culture instead spreading it in youngsters. Many of us came to know about our culture or Gods from TV/films, i think directors should make more and more movies about folk culture

Date: 2013-01-21 07:50:47

Added by: Mary Babu

Point: my point is that...its not the fault of film-makers its actually the fault of people who take every things in an negative sought of way...nd when they are asked about it they blame here also we are pointing on film-makers...they make films which the audience want to watch nd before commencing any movie they always state whether the content or the people are fictitious or its in the mind of viewers to take the film in an possitive or an negative manner...

Date: 2013-01-17 12:22:20

Added by: anny

Point: According to me, the film makers should think about the ill effects of their portrayal of odd things n their effects. Not add their self made concept just to make money.

Date: 2012-12-20 08:35:01

Added by: mayank kumar jha


Date: 2012-11-13 01:18:42

Added by: ashi

Point: everyone works to does the filmmakers... they create it4d society. but it is compleatly on the viewers mentality how do they take it..example... there are many movies on mumbai train blasts or on a terrorists makers are trying to show the dark side... and not promoting terrorism .

Date: 2012-09-16 09:29:50

Added by: ashi

Point: everyone works to does the filmmakers... they create it4d society. but it is compleatly on the viewers mentality how do they take it..example... there are many movies on mumbai train blasts or on a terrorists makers are trying to show the dark side... and not promoting terrorism .

Date: 2012-09-16 09:29:44

Added by: sweta

Point: Making a film is obviously combine idea of director and producer.releasing a folk movie is not bad but they should keep in mind that it would not violate the culture.

Date: 2012-09-01 04:40:56

Added by: simmi

Point: film makers are showing contents which ll attract viewers even if its not appropriate and in the name of folk culture they r exagerrating thngs and luring the viewers..

Date: 2012-08-06 00:26:55

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Point: Film-makers are indulging in cinematic Fortitution in the name of folk culture.

Date: 2012-07-02 07:20:55

Added by: arun

Point: if that type films were hit.. others also like to take their films and make it as hit.. so that.. if all film which give good messages were hit.. every one try to take...

Date: 2012-06-30 08:14:13

Added by: shashi kant pandey

Point: this not the folt of film maker... a film maker naver make any film to distract of people's mind... they always make such kind of movie only for the enjoy... so if people mind of those volgure sine that mean it is the fault of people should repair their mind first.....

Date: 2012-06-01 07:28:22

Added by: Imran Ansari

Point: as we know today we are in a state to lost our culture tradition what we learnt from our elders and grand elders everywhere we are going to adopt western culture so film industry

Date: 2012-05-30 05:57:10

Added by: Neelam Negi

Point: the message of the film maker should be good. it shouldnt include such contents which leads to the unethical activity as through movies only a guy or a person learn different things.

Date: 2012-05-11 10:31:27

Added by: Dan

Point: media is the strongest power at present.. almost half of the people belive wht they see in the cultural movies.. so just to earn profit its not good to manipulate thngs n present in diff manner..

Date: 2012-05-11 02:13:29

Added by: shreya

Point: Films are about entertainment, the director can be more creative put their thinking hats and explore new areas . If they are presenting anything related to folk culture or history information should not be manipulated.

Date: 2012-04-13 12:21:20

Added by: kumar

Point: we know that filmaker are there only for making money by there films not making for social service.but that is also there responsibility that for that society from which they are earning money should not distroy there culture by showing any thing which unethical or make -ve effect on society means if they are earning from society then they also give good service by showing them a good movie.and its also a fact if you want to last longer in business then you have to do business ethically.

Date: 2012-03-09 09:15:36

Added by: swati parmar

Point: its quite acceptable that film makers want to earn profit but i am totaly against the illusion created by them to earn profit as india has a glorius past and no one has right to destroy it.

Date: 2012-03-04 13:14:14

Added by: 3 idiots fans

Point: @storyteller ::: lol it's a pic lol don't involve toooo much on that it's just for fun

Date: 2012-02-16 17:16:49

Added by: Topper

Point: Making film is the business of film makers they always try something new in the movie and make it also interesting for the audience also added the things which the audience want to see bt it always not lead to provide the good idea and message behind it.ya i m also agree with the statement so they should also pay the attention on the content of the film that it will not harm the feeling and believes of others or any community......

Date: 2012-02-15 13:13:09

Added by: samineni venkatesh

Point: the intention of director and producer,that their movie should reach audience of all categories , that is the reason why they add masala songs(folk)..etc, people are enjoying it so they producing

Date: 2011-10-12 12:38:47

Added by: Ankita Sharma

Point: More importantly it is a work of art, so comparison should not be done and if we could analyse the information accordingly it is fun to remember things seen than read!

Date: 2010-08-20 17:55:00

Added by: R.P YADAV

Point: ya, in some extend this is true that some filmmakers play with the folk culture for getting more n more money even their movie convey the wrong message to the youth.but some filmmakers dont indulge in this type of work,for example 3idiot is one of the best movie in this yr n it convey good message to folk as well as thier parents n teacher,theres no prblm if filmmakers put some masala in film but it should convey a good message.

Date: 2010-07-30 07:33:22

Added by: teena

Point: Film maker are only working for there profit .they have nothing to do with others..

Date: 2008-05-04 13:56:22