Ayushmann Khurrana has proved himself time and again by portraying characters not many have tried before, and he feels blessed to be an actor at a time where he can stand up and root for social causes on screen.
On his new film “Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan”, Ayushmann feels the film has been successfully made, released and accepted is because even before same-sex relationship became legal in India, many actors stuck their neck out and given the audience some brilliant work on the subject. He says he has all those actors and films to credit first.
“The fact that ‘Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan’ is a success today is because the path was made for it by others. Many before me have toiled hard to make the path smoother. We have to realise and acknowledge the monumental work that was done by some of the finest actors of Indian cinema much before me,” he said.
He added: “Before ‘Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan’, our industry has also made some of the most soul-touching films on the subject. I don’t think we can ever forget Shabana Azmi ji’s incredible performance and Nandita Das’s heart-wrenching acting in ‘Fire’, Sanjay Suri and Purab Kohli’s vulnerability in ‘My Brother Nikhil’, Manoj Bajpayee’s brilliance in ‘Aligarh’, and Kalki Koechlin’s strength in ‘Margarita With A Straw’.”
Ayushmann also mentioned films that brilliantly took on the stereotype faced by the LGBTQ+ community.
“Films like ‘Kapoor And Sons’, Karan Johar’s ‘Bombay Talkies’ and Sonam Kapoor’s ‘Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga’ have all depicted and handled same-sex relationships with profound thought, dignity, and sensitivity,” he noted.
“Today, ‘Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan’ is being celebrated the world over and I have to share this moment with all the actors and directors who had taken it on themselves to promote inclusivity in our country. This is a very special moment in my life and I’m cherishing all the love that my film and my performance is receiving and I feel blessed to be acting at a time where I can stand up, back and root for a social cause like this,” he declared. (IANS)
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!