Cinema: Its Uses and Abuses
Cinema—the very name suggests an entertainment for the masses. It is a very popular medium of entertainment in the modern times. Young or old, rich or poor its magic has left none.
Apart from the entertainment one gets from cinema it is also educative. The cinema companies from time to time produce historical pictures, which along with entertainment gives visual education about the historic characters by which students learn more quickly and easily. Scientific movies are also screened in the theatres of some school to the students so that they can understand their subjects more easily.
The interesting point about cinema is that it relieves people from their tension for at least three hours. People from all backgrounds entertain themselves by watching movies of their choice. Cinema has so much impact on people’s mind that they often start to relate with an actor for his particular character portrayal so much that he starts idolizing him. At times through cinema people get knowledge also about particular things which comes in handy at some time. But it does have some disadvantage also as the kinds of movies made these days lead astray the young minds. Many fall prey to the silly imitation of fashion also, shown in movies.
Therefore care should be taken to infuse the spirit of honesty, hard work, sacrifice and good conduct among the young minds in using this medium.
Lastly we can say that cinema has both great educative and re-creative value.