Today it's all about 'Baby baby aaja aaja': Javed Akhtar
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The lyricist pointed out that movies were reflection of the socio-political situation of its time.
"We are celebrating hundred years of cinema and I must say we have come a long way but we still have to go a long way. If we watch cinema of the last many years it tells us about the society of its time," said Akhtar.
The national award winning writer addressed a session on "Bollywood and National Narrative" at the event.
"The fact is cinema and society is same. Cinema is the manifestation of society.It is not a watertight relationship."
He also expressed dismay that nature has gone out of film songs. "Old romantic songs were beautiful because of involvement of nature. You saw a man and woman and universe and that was big romance. But now with urbanisation nature is missing from everywhere," he said.
Addressing an audience question at JLF, Javed Akhtar said there was need to make anti-war movies and not war movies.
"I think we should make anti-war movies and not war movies," he said.
The poet-author however said all hope was not lost yet.
"I am not pessimistic at all. I believe this too shall pass but not because of us, but in spite of us. I can feel the younger generation has realised that they are deprived of something.
"Now they want poetry, art, music and literature. It's a matter of time that you will again see intellectual movies. I have faith in younger generation that they will see to it that we somehow regain what we have lost," he said.
What is a ghazal? Javed Akhtar sheds light at JLF
Attendees at the Jaipur Literature Festival on Friday were taken on an educational journey on the 'ghazal' by eminent songwriter-poet Javed Akhtar who told them about its real meaning and difference with 'geet' or 'nazm'.
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