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Questions and Answers for What is Wrong with Indian Films Class 10 English Panorama Part 2 Bihar Board

What is Wrong with Indian Films - Satyajit Ray Questions Answers

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Important Questions for What is Wrong with Indian Films

Author Name

Satyajit Ray

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Panorama Part 2


Questions Answers for What is Wrong with Indian Films by Satyajit Ray


1. Why are Indian films not shown abroad?

Answer

Indian films are not shown abroad because they lack imagination, integrity and are far from reality. There has yet been no Indian film which could be acclaimed on all counts.


2. What does the cinema combine ?

Answer

Cinema is a form of creative expression. It combines in various measures the functions of poetry, music, painting, drama, architecture and other are forms. It also combines the logic of science.


3. Give a short account of the educative value of Cinema?

Answer

Today the cinema has become the most potent art form. It should be looked upon as a form of creature expression. It commands the respect given to any other form of creative expression. It combines the functions of poetry, music, painting, drama and architecture. It also displays the features of other form of art. Like the other forms of art, it is a powerful tool for creative expression.


4. Tell the name of any film which you like point out its salient feature.

Answer

I like the film 'Teesari Kasam'. I feel very happy and wonderful to see its salient features. The story is written by a famous Hindi story writer Phanishwar Nath Renu. The story is interesting which dealt with pure Indian village life. This film has its own story. It is traditional. It warned men against the evil practice, prostitution and fidelity to women. It teaches us a moral lesson. It goes a man on the path of progress. The songs are sweet but melodious not shell the story on the screen is very impressive.


5. Have average American films been a bad model ?

Answer

Yes, the average American films have been a bad model because their life does not match to our life.


6. Do Indian film makers possess the primary tools of film making ?

Answer

Yes, Indian film makers possess the primary tools of film making. The complaint of the technicians about the lack of modern technical devices is not justified.


7. What is the most important need of today's Indian Cinema?

Answer

According to Satyajit Ray, the Indian cinema needs a style, an idiom, which would be uniquely and recognisably Indian. It does not need the blind imitation of the American cinema. Indian films required manner, dress and speech of an Indian life. This is the one thing that the Indian cinema needs today.


8. Should cinema be looked upon as a form of creative expression.

Answer

Cinema is a powerful media of communication. It has the power of bringing change in the society and can create atmosphere for the betterment of the country. There is no doubt that cinema is a form of creative expression. There is creativity all the different aspects of the film production. There is demando creativity in writing the story for the film, the dialogue, the acting, the cinematography, the designing of set, the out fit of the actors and actresses keeping in view the demand of the characters, the songs of the film including the music etc.


9. Do you think that Indian films have basic weakness? Or, Why are Indian films not so good in quality?

Answer

According to Satyajit Ray, a number of films produced in India have certain weaknesses. The producers and directors try to imitate successful Hollywood films. They do not give an essay dramatic pattern to a story. They depict melodrama. Their stories are more or less unrealistic. They do not have honesty, imagination and technical competence. The background music and songs of our films are often based on western music. These are some of the weaknesses of Indian films.


10. What does Satyajit Ray say about the lack of maturity in Indian film?

Answer

Satyajit Ray says that the lack of Maturity in Indian films can be attributed to several factors. The producers blame the masses for the bad quality of Indian films. The technicians blame the tools and the directors blame the existing conditions for the lack of maturity in Indian films.


11. What our cinema needs above everything else is a style, an idiom, a sort of iconography of cinema, which would be uniquely and recognisably Indian." How far this applies to Indian Cinema today?

Answer

The Indian cinema of today has undergone a massive change at least in the form of style and presentation. Today our films lack the practical touch of life. Cinema has become a phenomenon and a potent force in making the seers way-ward and westernised. Some of the films produced with new thoughts, story depicting reality of life with characters. Stories have been based on Hollywood. Thus Indian cinema does not apply this reality, Our culture is invaded by Hollywood pattern, a kind of culture which is alien to our life-style. This should be avoided. Rather Indian film needs to produce the basic aspect of Indian life.


12. What does the Indian cinema need today?

Answer

Satyajit Ray feels that Indian cinema needs a style, an idiom which would be Indian. It does not need the blind imitation of American films. Indian films require manner, dress and speech of an Indian life. This is the one thing that the Indian Cinema needs today.

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