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Mandating Patriotism Service Through an Entertainment Industry

Recently the Supreme Court ruled that national anthem be sung before every movie is screened in theatres and cinema halls. Is this really symbolist of nationalism and patriotism or is it just tokenism?

So now, before a movie starts, the male/female audience is supposed to stand up, pay respect to the national anthem of the country and try feeling patriotic towards the country for that one minute duration. In that one minute, he/she is expected to forget about his/her freedom of personal choice in a democracy and watch himself coerced into respecting an entity where real emotions should only be generated naturally from within for any substantial results.

Because if he doesn’t comply, he is likely to be labeled a traitor and attract many forms of troubles. And right after it, he/she can sit down to watch a cleavage popping item song in a movie which may be a certified with U/A certification. 
But why movies? Why not college? Catch them young.

Why not before every time national news is played in front of nation. After all, it is disseminating news related to the country at highest national level. It may make sense to play national anthem before a say patriotic movie like Border or Swadesh, but how can one consider this compulsory rendition before an adult movie, a form of respect? Why expect and demand respect from a movie-goer who is just there to relax and forget his troubles from his daily routine where he is possibly contributing to the nation through some professional or household activity.

A bhajan is sung inside a temple. It retains that holiness and reverence associated with the place. Why taint our national anthem by associating it with an industry that makes no bones about being commercial?

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