Does old cinema work with today's audience?
Movies of what is considered to be the Golden Era of Indian cinema may not really attract today's audience. Can those type of films with their typical scenes and similar stories survive today?
Firstly, let me clarify what I mean when I use the term 'old movies'. I am referring to all the films that were released during or before the 'Golden Age' of cinema. The present audience has obviously lived through a few generations after that time but does old cinema really work with today's audience? I think it doesn't. There a few exceptions of course since movies like Sholay and Trishul still work well.
However, many films don't.
This probably happens because these films were made at a time when our society was burdened with social issues. Society has come a long way since then and that means that the audience now finds it much more difficult to relate to these movies. For similar reasons, movies like Masti or Student of the Year were accepted- because they portray either an ideological scenario for the youth or a comparatively realistic scenario. The face of cinema has gone from being family oriented to primarily being youth oriented, which shows a clear reflection of the mindset of today's society.