Folk Entertainment In Modern Cinema

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1. INTRODUCTION Entertainment has been part of all the cultures since the time humans came together to live on this earth. It can be defined as an activity which is performed to give or get amusement to others or to one’s own self or both at the same time. There have been different forms of entertainment ranging from storytelling in the early days to the dominant cinemas in the contemporary times. It is believed that the demand of entertainment increased with the end of second industrial revolution. With the fall in working hours, and a sharp rise in population growth along with urbanisation taking over the world and the world getting connected to each other through transport facilities the demand for entertainment increased. However, the early…show more content…
The definition of theatre has changed over time and now the word ‘theatre’ is interchangeably used for Cinema house where movies are only screened and there is no live performances as such. It is in the nature of human beings to fantasise things to avoid reality and ‘Theatre’ has been one such platform of folk entertainment where both the artist as well as the audience forgets everything and enjoys the performance. Folk entertainment has also played an important role in influencing the cinema in the contemporary times and hence you find parts of folk entertainment in modern cinema; e.g.: a lavani performance by the heroine in the…show more content…
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