Actress Karisma Kapoor is gearing up for her digital debut with the web series “Mentalhood”. She says there is meaning and learning in every episode of the show.
“I am super-excited and very emotional because there is a meaning behind this show. There is learning behind this show. Each episode has a message and it’s for everyone out there. Even men watching this show will be like, ‘Oh my God! I didn’t realize this’. In this show, we deal with bullying, gender issues, exam fever, surrogacy, health, and various other topics. So, it is actually entertainment but you also learn something at the end of the journey of each episode, which is so beautiful,” said Karisma, at the trailer launch of “Mentalhood”. She was accompanied by co-actors Sanjay Suri, Sandhya Mridul, Dino Morea, Shilpa Shukla, Shruti Seth and Tillotama Shome. The show’s producer Ekta Kapoor was there, too, as were Aparna Acharekar, programming head, Zee5, and series director Karishma Kohli.
The series explores the multitasking nature of mothers and their various effort at the best possible upbringing for their children.
“I guess I am the seniormost parent over here, with a teenage daughter and a young son, said Karisma, adding: “For me, it’s MOM — Master of Multitasking. A mother is a master of multitasking, so as long as you know your priorities and you can multitask them, you can do everything in the world,” she said.
On why she chose to enter the digital space at this stage, Karisma said: “When Ekta (Kapoor) approached me for the show and I heard this story, I just couldn’t say no. I feel this script is relevant today and being a mother has been the most important thing for me. I always said I’d keep all my awards on one side and my children on the other. My entire career is on one side and my kids are on the other. I think it teaches you a lot and it is relevant to so many mothers, and so many women out there. That’s why I just couldn’t say no.”
Cinema is the greatest mirror for humanity’s struggle. You see this alternative world, but You’re a part of it. Everybody’s part of it…
Honestly, it doesn’t matter if you are an avid lover of cinema or not, in some way or the other~ you have Laughed and cried along with films! Films in their own way can really have a strong impact on our lives. The comedies make us laugh, intriguing Thrillers can make us look at the world from a different perspective, Romantic ones can take us to a different world which will make us want to fall in love with someone, Tragedies can make us move and cry, and then obviously; Historical films may help us to Understand from where we all have eventuated as credible beings!
Every Movie in a sense helps you to form, transform your opinions and teach you something about your society.
In this article, you may find some simple ways in which cinematic art puts a strong impact on your life and on society as a whole.
1. GREAT MOVIES ALWAYS GIVE YOU INSPIRATION!
The sole purpose of a movie is not merely entertainment, sometimes along with providing Entertainment it educates and motivates the audience in numerous ways. Films can make you think! Films can make you empathetic! They can make you feel Alive! Have you Ever looked at a Romantic movie and thought why Love is so important in some peoples’ lives and why is it worth fighting for? Some films can help you look at your own flaws, consequently helping you to Understand those around you more.
If you love films then You’ll know there is’nt one but many films in a row that would make you rise up every morning and look at this world with unfettered hope and optimism.
Pyaasa (1957), Anand (1971), Swades (2004), 3 idiots (2009), Dear Zindagi (2016) are some examples of Bollywood films that can move your heart.
Whereas some Hollywood films like The Pursuit of Happiness (2006), Bucket List (2007) have also inspired the audience to make our society a better place.
2. MOVIES SPREAD AWARENESS ON CRUCIAL ISSUES
We live in a society where nothing perfect exists. This society needs a mirror, and the mirror is “Cinema”. Films play a pivotal role in spreading awareness on various sensitive topics that no one talks about and maybe do not want to talk about. Cinema has the Power to make us feel responsible and empathetic towards certain things which need strong attention.
Films like Peepli Live (2010), Jolly LLB 1,2 (2013, 2017) Hindi Medium (2017), Toilet: ek Prem Katha (2017), Padman (2018), Article 15 (2019) are some moving celluloids that may grab your attention and give you a reality check alongside giving strong Social Messages.
3. MOVIES DEPICT AND SHAPE CULTURE
Movies often show what we believe in and how together we coexist as human beings. Movies have this power to reflect our concern, attitude, weaknesses, flaws and strengths. People from all around the world are able to watch films and Understand the cultures of various countries and communities. Movies can make you feel united with the world despite being diverse.
More so, when it comes to shaping culture, films have been shaping our values and beliefs since long. The way we dress, the way we want to look or maybe behave is Sometimes because of all what we see in movies!
At the very least, films solidify selected cultural beliefs and render some redundant.
4. MOVIES TEACH YOU THE IMPORTANCE OF TRANSITION
Film industry has produced many films that are Fact-Based. Even some of the films which are non-fictional~ in some way or the other they have always depicted the realistic picture of how the world was before and how it has changed with transition with the introduction of Technological developments in the contemporary scenario.
Films can make you Understand all the positives and negatives existing in the world. They give you a clear picture of “how far you have come and how long you still have to go.”
“I regard the Cinema as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being..”
~ Oscar Wilde
Cinema without a doubt is very impactful in the contemporary world scenario. It has more Positives than the negative. It should be our responsibility to pick up the right content as the right audience. Cinema is in itself an Immense power, a power that has even caused revolutions. Let us feel Positive about it, and let us keep cherishing it throught our lives!