PATNA: A renowned Poet and film critic Kumar Vimlendu Singh said poetry was no more travelling in Hindi cinema the way it used to in the films of yesteryears.
Singh, who was speaking on the topic, ‘Poetry and films’, at an event organized at St Xavier’s College of Management and Technology (SXCMT), Patna, on the occasion of Hindi Divas, blamed this trend on the emergence of dubbed movies.
Cinemas dubbed in Hindi were overshadowed by either under-expression or over-expression where poetry had no space.
“Poetry is not travelling in Hindi cinema today as the lead characters generally have negative attributes. When the characters will again start reflecting high moral values, poetry will also start travelling,” he said.
Tracing the history of Indian cinema, Mr Singh said it had come a long way since the days of Dada Saheb Pahlke’s ‘Raja Harishchandra’.
“Today’s cinema is a mixture of various art forms,” he added.
At the beginning of the event, college students Kriti, Shristi, Ritu, Eesha Solomon, Anjali Roy, Abhay Kumar Singh and Anshuman Arya have recited their self-composed poems on topics ranging from the status of women, dowry and patriotism.
The event was organised by the Xavier Poetry Club.
Acting Rector Fr Martin Poras SJ, Principal Fr T Nishaant SJ, members of the faculty and students were present on the occasion. The event was anchored by Vikash Kumar Singh and Pranjali.
Hindi Diwas is celebrated annually on September 14th, to promote the language and its usage across the nation.
The first Hindi Day was celebrated on September 14, 1953.
On September 14, 1949, the Constituent Assembly accepted Hindi in the Devanagari script as one of the official languages of India.
[Abhay, BMC 5 Sem, SXCMT]