Myth I: Being Sensible means not being entertaining and vice versa
Myth II: Only so called Entertaining Films can be commercially successful
Cinema & Entertainment are perceived as two sides of the same coin. But for me, it
holds true only till you redefine the whole meaning of Entertainment. Entertainment
literally means something that holds your interest and attention. Unfortunately, dim-witted
content is marketed as the only form of entertainment. Films that don't have much to offer
to the audiences in terms of content, are often found taking recourse to the word 'Entertainment'.
Such films represent themselves under the category of Entertaining Films of the Cinema.
The types of content which are served under the category of Entertainment include:
Hackneyed Story plots
Slang Music, Language, etc.
The types of content which fall under the category of Entertainment but are not treated as one:
Since Entertainment has been strictly defined by the above categories, it leaves little
scope for experiments. Hence, under the pretext of entertainment, either earlier successful
content is being recycled or Slang is being promoted.It is difficult to say whether the lethargy,
lack of talent, box office insecurity or all of the above factors are responsible for an increased
trend of deranged cinema being promoted as an entertaining one. But the lethargy of the audiences
to voice against the deterioration of Cinema is definitely an important contributing factor
towards this trend.