Somebody thought dance bars should be abolished.
So it was. Did someone ever realize that corruption and violence can also be banned/abolished? Why does the government work on things which are simple and have the least impact. Human psyche, I suppose. Letâ€™s keep the minds busy on things which are easy for us to twist. The bigger issues can be lost in the background.
Smoking. They said on-screen smoking acts by film stars promoted smoking among the youth, so letâ€™s put a ban to smoking in cinema.
Dance Bars. They said such places were bad for the society. Created a breeding ground for criminal activities etc. So letâ€™s abolish them. Good move. But letâ€™s think a little extended, will they ban dance bars from movies too? How can Raghu â€œvaastavâ€ bhai not go to Blue Bird for the new â€œchamiyaâ€. Whatever will happen to the dance bar item songs which Mahesh Manjrekar may have planned to bring in his forthcoming movies. Does not on-screen display of dance bars create a wrong influence on the â€œyouthâ€?
Oh so you are telling me Smoking kills. Dance bars donâ€™t. There is something I have always wondered, call me crazy. Sex, love which are natural human activities towards betterment of life and sometimes even a society necessity is banned from full display on-screen. Bad influence on the youth, again. Murder, crime, rape â€“ allowed to be shown in full glory. No influence?
I donâ€™t want to be a societyâ€™s watchman by telling the government or rather anyone out there what should be banned and what should be not. But hey canâ€™t the machinery work a little in tandem. Donâ€™t the censor board and home ministry have connections which they can use to exchange information?
I am planning to watch â€œMy Wifeâ€™s Murderâ€ the new movie starting Anil Kapoor. The film is all about a frustrating husband-wife relationship and how the husband does / does not end up murdering his wife. Now, howâ€™s that for influence on the husbands?