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Indians blindly boycott Bollywood movies, but this boycott will attack them more radically

The film industry and film makers have been repeatedly described by our officials as the soft powers of India. But there’s no denying that he has also become an easy target. The higher the stakes, the deeper the silence. This has long been accepted as the reason why most Hindi filmmakers do not speak out even in the face of the most devastating attacks on the industry.

Here’s Why Some Movies Are Boycotted, While Others Win Hearts

  • Indian audience mindset has changed over time: We used to be an easy target to put any agenda in our heads. It was slow poisoning. Take movies where Rahim chacha was always a good guy, where there was selective secularism and where we babysat mom. Sarfaraz was the good one and was targeted because he was a Muslim. Take these examples and see how the slow poisoning took place. But now we are more aware of these political agendas and how a few people in the industry want to play with our minds through content. And so we know which movie to watch and which to boycott.
  • We will no longer tolerate abuse related to the Hindu religion: It was easy to target the Hindu community because they are discreet people and never do anything. PK, for example, where the Hindu gods were misrepresented. Manufacturers laughed at them. OMG is an example where they openly insulted Hindu beliefs and gods. The question is, would a similar do with another religion like Islam, where Christians are tolerated? Do we know what would happen then?

  • Selective secularism: Indian audiences are tired of seeing selective secularism on screen. Haider is an example where it was acceptable to sympathize with Islamic terrorism. My name is Khan and New York as examples where they were shown targeting Muslims for terrorism and brazenly embracing terrorism for the torch. They always showed bad guys wearing tilak and doing Pooja, Take Vastav or Karan Arjun for example, and always showed Muslims as good men. Movies like Sholey, Bajrangi Bhaijaan or Sooryavanshi are examples of where Muslims do Ganesh Pooja. People are tired of selective secularism. So we decided to boycott.
  • The arrogance of these stars: Kareena Kapoor Khan once said in an interview “Who made you watch our movies if you don’t want to. “People took it seriously. The same thing happened with Tapasi and Anurag Kashyap. These people make anti-national statements, take their audience for granted, and expect us to always act like fools and watch their movies. Should we do this? The attitude of these stars is rude. They take their audience for granted, so the public decided to reject them and boycott their films. So next time they will be careful before making a statement.

Effect of film boycott on The Society

What about the consequences? Does the boycott only concern the actors and actresses we are targeting? What about other actors or crew members? Thousands of families survive on the money you earn from working in these movies. Making a film is no picnic. It takes months and sometimes years to release a film. There are thousands of people working behind the scenes to achieve what we see on screens. A failure film or empty rooms due to a boycott or any other reason is a disappointment for conductors but also for junior artists and team members.

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What you pay for a ticket is not the exact price of the movie, we all know that. The government levies almost 28% GST on every movie you watch. Now we all know that GST money is ultimately used for the welfare of citizens and the improvement of public facilities. If people won’t go and watch movies, obviously the government won’t have enough revenue to work for the nation. So ultimately this boycott will affect the common man. The actors will be paid and move on to other films.

But, we have to rethink where this boycott is leading the nation. In an increasingly hostile environment, however, few filmmakers today are ready to fight this kind of fight. This is probably related to the defamation of the industry over the past few years. It reached its peak after the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput on June 14, 2020. Several prominent film personalities were heavily criticized and the industry faced a protracted witch hunt.

Nearly four months later, some industry associations and 34 production houses filed a civil suit. Was at the Delhi High Court ordered the two news channels and social media to refrain from making or publishing “reckless, defamatory and insulting remarks” against the Bollywood industry and movies. Such reprisals are rare.

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The internet has made it possible for anyone who has woken up on the wrong side of the bed to vent their frustrations on social media or start a hashtag campaign. This allowed them to influence public perception and push their agenda forward. A large part of the public remains, or chooses to be, indifferent to such manipulations..

You have to understand that boycotting the film is not the only option. This approach also harms the public, albeit indirectly. Among the multitude of social media users, it is difficult to separate bots and trolls from the average viewer. But will it help if Bollywood and movie actors don’t react, dispel conspiracy theories and make it clear that enough is enough? Already at the mercy of cyber bullies and those seeking political distance, the industry must regroup, reevaluate and come up with a plan to counter such attacks.