West indian literature

Discussions on the interrelation between cinema and literature

Two sessions were held on the third day of the four-day Gwalior International Literature Festival held at the National Institute of Tourism and Travel Management (IITTM) under the auspices of Udbhav Cultural and Sports Sansthan, All India Sahitya Parishad and Central Academy School.

In the first session, discussions took place on the interrelation between theatre, cinema and literature and in the second session, discussions took place on the topic of popular literature, literature and society. Prominent filmmaker and lyricist Piyush Mishra; Litterator Dr. Nand Kishore Pandey and Padma Shri Dr. Vidya Bindu Singh shed some important aspects. The speakers highlighted the changing facets of cinema in India.

The second session was led by Brij Kishore Dixit and Professor Vandana Kushwaha. They felt that theatre, cinema and literature are three different disciplines. All three should be kept separately.

They also expressed the fact that literature is still visible in the cinema but that now the film industry operates on money. Literature still operates on ancient culture, while cinema has become based on real events in modern society; in such a situation, there is a difference between the scenario of literature and that of cinema.

They added that it is a fact that cinema and theater have always accompanied literature. The screenwriters wrote the screenplays based on the films. There was an effect of professionalism in the finality of the cinema. According to them, all this has changed because of materialism.

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