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Hindi cinema mirrors India’s reality: Tracing how real translated onto reel

Indian Express | 12/10/2021 08:52 AM | Click to read full article

Debating whether cinema is a reflection of society or vice versa is like sparring over that old cliché —’ Did the egg come first or the chicken?’ Put another way, society is a bigger evil here than cinema.

Look no further than Bollywood and its extraordinary evolution down the decades to know how society and politics of the day have deeply influenced the matinée’s trends and themes.