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Sex and Voilation in Cinema Essay

  • Submitted by: jitudumyan
  • on January 4, 2013
  • Category: Social Issues
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Sex and violation in cinema
India has one of the oldest film industries in the world. Though the first film advertisement in India appeared in the Times of India on 7 July 1896, inviting people to witness the Lumiere Brothers' moving pictures, "The wonder of the world", was not until in early 1913 that an Indian film received a public screening. 'Rajah Harischandra' was an extraordinary commercial success: its director, Dadasaheb Phalke, who is now remembered through a life-time achievement award bestowed by the film industry in his name, went on to make a number of other films drawing upon themes derived from the Indian epics. Phalke could not find a woman to play the female roles, being turned down in this endeavor not only by 'respectable' women but by prostitutes and had to resort to the expedient of choosing a young man, A. Salunke, to play the female roles in his early films. Among the middle classes, that association of acting with the loss of virtue, female modesty and respectability has only recently been put into question, whatever degree of emulation actresses might appear to receive from an adoring public.
While a number of other film-makers, working in several Indian languages, pioneered the growth and development of Indian cinema, the studio system was beginning to emerge in the early 1930s. Its most successful initial product was the film Devdas (1935) whose director P.c. Barua also appeared in the lead; the Hindi re-make of the original Bengali film also directed by Barua was to establish the legendary career of Kundanlal Saigal. The Tamil version of this New Theatres release appeared in 1936. "To some extent", the authors of Indian Film, "Devdas was a film of social protest. It carried an implied indictment" of arranged marriage and undoubtedly gave some satisfaction on this score to those who hate this institution". The Prabhat Film Company established by V. G. Damle, Shantaram, S. Fatehlal and two others in 1929 has also achieved its first...

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