The impact of movies on human personality and behaviour-Admission Jankari
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The impact of movies on human personality and behaviour

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Published : 30 Sep, 2011 By: Admission Jankari
  • Movies, in today’s time have become one of the integral parts of human life. Movies, while on the one hand, are a source of entertainment, on the other hand, they are also a source of relaxation for the common people. Whether it’s a comedy, action, thriller or emotional drama, movies have a huge impact on human life.

    The most common impact that movies have on common people is in the form of dressing sense. It is a common trend that is visible these days, especially among youth. All the fashion trends among youth get initiated by the film industry only. The kinds of clothes that big stars like Kareena Kapoor and Shahrukh Khan wear in their films become the fashion among youth the very next day. Youth tries to imitate even the minutest aspect of the character that is portrayed in the movie.

    One of the most important ways by which movies create an impact on human personality and behavior is by educating them about the evils and wrongdoings of society. For example, a movie “Machis” which was released in 1996 portrayed very beautifully how the police and society force a common man to become a terrorist. This movie had a great impact on people and helped them to understand some of the underground realities. Also, a movie like “Tare Zameen Par” educated people about the problems that a child faces and also made them aware about a disease, ‘dyslexia’. Thus, movies help a lot in educating people in various ways.

    This education through films has a further impact on human behavior in a way that these movies influence people in a major way. Movies have the power to change the mindset of the people. A movie like “Baghban” which portrayed the relationship of parents and children and also brought forth the problems of old people had a great impact on people. Amitabh Bachchan in his reality show “Kaun Banega Crore Pati” said that a person from abroad called him and said that after watching the film “Baghban” he realized his mistakes, felt guilty about it and went to his father in old age home to apologise to him. This shows that how deeply a movie can influence the mindset of a person.   

    To conclude, movies have an immense impact on human personality and behavior. Starting from the trivial things like determination of the fashion trend of society to the education of people both morally and otherwise to the influence of the mindset of the people, movies have a great impact on humans and their lives.

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