In the past cinema was the cheapest and the gratest means of receration enjoyed by all no matter which class they belonged to. It was the most useful creation of Science.
In the olden days it was the privilege of the upper class to go to the cinema and enjoy a film. But in the modern age cinema has a great role to play in the development of nations such as India. Cinema has its pros and cons.
Today, cinema has influnced the youth deeply be it the way they dress, talk, walk, even their attitude and personality has been deeply affected. Instead of Indira Gandhi or Mother Teresa, their real self, Modern young man is indeed a product of cinema in a many ways.
A film star is a hero in their in their day to day life. They imitate each other and everything of the heroes and heroines. Many criminals have confessed that they have commited sins due to the indlunce of cinema. Some adventurors ones make advances to the firls as the hero must have done in a movie and in the end they find themsleves in a pickle.
They do not understand the diference between reel life and real life. The fiction shown on screen is taken to seriaously in reality. They do not know that cinema is a mere means of entertainment. Many people sacrifice their study at this altar called cinema. They say that by going to a moive they tune themsleves into a mood to study. But some melodies song or remark from the film or some scenes continue to haunt them. They beg, borrows or even steal at times to buy a ticket to see the movie. There are also some incidents where people start worshipping the heroes as their Gods and it becomes the aim of thier life to turn out to be like their role model.
Their ambitions touch the summit which in real life cannot be reached. As it is rightly said "there is a lot of differance between real life and reel life" as a reuslt, they fail to understand and adjust themsleves with realiteis oflife and remain frustrated.
Cinema also helps the youth to acquire knowldge about the evil happenings in the society like dowry, sati, child labour etc. By making them aware of these issues, cinema arouses their conscience agaonst these evils. The young people, as they do not have preconeived notions or hardened attitudes are made to think ill of all these evils.
Films should be treated as a means of entertainment and a source of information. The only thing which the youth should become accustomed to is the truth that always "The Good trumphs over the evil"
But it's only human that vices are easier to adopt than virtues.