If you want to do survey, do it. You will find that, majority of us are either incapable of or not interested in, deciphering self by understanding it in essence (तत्त्व ज्ञान). But that does not mean, this majority should remain aloof of spiritual progress.
Hence, we have ritualistic and symbolic configuration, which can help large majority in taking one baby step further in spiritual progress.
Those who understand that Cricket is now major anti-national establishment, agree with center image. Cricket lovers oppose it. Those who understand that Bollywood is anti-national establishment, agree with background image. Bollywood sympathizers disagree.
I wanted to avoid this post. But it is required. If we as society, won’t take steps at family level, no one will save us from becoming slaves again.
You use Itihasik characters names as movie characters. Okay. We had history about such films. Unlike past movies, recent attempt by Mr. Bhanshali is different. How?
You show Ram as drug peddler, womaniser; Hanuman with gun, and in background, there is on and often display of real portrait of Itihasik(ऐतिहासिक) character – this surely reveal malicious intents. Trained neuroscientists will tell you that, more than center stage, it is background that connects you with the concept and story more. So when in background, you see continous focus on real Ram and the center stage is of character ‘Ram’ who is drug mafia, it creates cognitive dissonance that slowly converts into disbelief.
Not everyone of us is born with constitution of research and reading. So, major mass will rely on symbols and archtypes to follow ideal life. These symbols are shared with them since childhood by visual and auditory perceptions. Stories, Bhajans, songs, drama etc.
Now when you derail them and shamelessly replace with modern depictions, mass is under tremendous subconscious cognitive dissonance. The storm is so powerful that they slowly disconnect from the roots. A major loss for society. Loss because, self-realization path for majority is derailed.
Sachin’s godhood, Tejpal’s sexual assault and release of Ram leela – they are not isolated events. They are connected events; represent us as society as a whole. Shows our tastes and inclinations. Shows our disinterest in protecting values and symbols. Shows zombie and parasite state of society. Unfortunate. Pity.
At least save yourself from these devils. Do not contribute in their profits at your perils.