Cinema is a very old way of entertaining and, no doubt, one of the greatest wonders of science. It has gone through a drastic change. From the old days of silent movies it has now turned into the high graphic movies.
The educative value of cinema is not a little. Matters of History, Geography, art, sculpture, song and dance can be taught much more interestingly. Movies like Mughal-e-Azam, Ashoka and Jodha Akbar tell us a lot about the past. Knowledge acquired in this way is deeply imprinted in our minds. Topics of science like forest life, marine life, space travel can be explained easily through cinemas. Epics like Mahabharata, The Ramayana can be presented more nicely if presented through a film. Some films deal with terrorism and teach us how to deal with it. It also focuses on the social evils of the society which are still practiced in many parts of our country and so we can protest against them. At the end of most of the films the villain is vanquished and heroes ultimately win in spite of enormous troubles and difficulties. This tells out about the triumph of ‘good over evil’. Patriotic movies like the Legend of Bhagat Singh tell us about the enormous struggle done by our freedom fighters to achieve independence. Movies dealing with unity like ‘Chak de India’ ‘Rang de Basanti’ also promote among us unity, love and respect for our country.
We live in a country where a substantial portion of population has never seen the face of a class room. Being uneducated they would never have known of the rich culture and heritage our country boast of; they would never have known about the history of our country, about our struggle for freedom, the post-independence days unless there had been the cinemas and movies like Shaheed, Mother India and Border. These films not only entertain the masses but also educate them