ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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MAHARASHTRA-Shetkari Sanghatna Confronting Women s Issues

November 22, 1986 an easy outlet for their unaccounted wealth. They were not interested in films as such. They had no ideals and scruples. Their main objective was to make money at any cost. Unfortunately, the new generation of artistes, directors and technicians who entered the films at this stage also fell prey to this philosophy. The earlier institutions with ideals disintegrated before the flood of new money, independent producers sprung up, all values were thrown to the winds and films catering to prurient tastes began to be dished out. The government did little to arrest these trends. As in the times of the British, even after independence, films remained a part of the home ministry. No special attention was given to this medium despite it having so much power to influence people's minds, specially of the youth. The industry was allowed to function in a chaotic manner without any direction, eventually bringing it to its press pass. The only occasion when our government cast its eyes on the film industry in those days was when it imposed some new tax on it.

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