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View Poll Results: Should the be national anthem before beginning of movies ?
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Old May 7th, 2011, 09:47 AM
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Why do we have national anthem before the beginning of a movie ??

Why do we have national anthem before the beginning of movies in theaters ??--when everyone has to stand up .

Is this done in other nations also ??

Or only in India ??

When we cant defend against terrorists , what is the point in such symbolic gestures ??

Dont we waste too much time in fighting over symbols anyway ??--like statues etc .

Cant we bother more about the real issues facing the nation ??
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Why do we have national anthem before the beginning of movies in theaters ??

Is this done in other nations also ??

Or only in India ??

When we cant defend against terrorists , what is the point in such symbolic gestures ??

Dont we waste too much time in fighting over symbols anyway ??--like statues etc .

Cant we bother more about the real issues facing the nation ??
i dont think it happens elsewhere. even in india, it started only a few years back. perhaps a decade back.
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Re: Why do we have national anthem before the beginning of a movie ??

Should there be a national anthem before everything/anything you start? No. At least, not if people have natural pride for their nation. But in a country where pride is the last thing you will find in a person and ego is treated as a sin... maybe there is a need to drive the national anthem at every instant... lest we forget what or why our nation is
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Re: Why do we have national anthem before the beginning of a movie ??

My mother tells me that long ago, playing the national anthem before a movie was standard practice. Then it stopped. Maybe people were not paying respect by standing at attention.

In my 2010 trip to India, I learnt that this practice has now been reinstated.

Its a common practice for the national anthem to be sung at a football game here in the USA.

Maybe the Indian government wants to remind people once in a while that they should feel proud of India and respect the tricolour.
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Re: Why do we have national anthem before the beginning of a movie ??

think the national Anthem happens only in Bombay , nowhere else .

It was some brainchild of SS I think .
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Re: Why do we have national anthem before the beginning of a movie ??

In Bangalore, Hyderabad or Chennai I don't remember the anthem being played, at least 2 years ago.
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Re: Why do we have national anthem before the beginning of a movie ??

AFAIK previously the national anthen was played after the movie got over then someone objected that people are in a hurry to leave the theater and no one pays respect to the anthem and it was stopped altogether but now it seems they started it before the movie starts.
Its been years that I visited a theater to watch a movie,dont remember when was the last time I saw one
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My mother tells me that long ago, playing the national anthem before a movie was standard practice. Then it stopped. Maybe people were not paying respect by standing at attention.

In my 2010 trip to India, I learnt that this practice has now been reinstated.

Its a common practice for the national anthem to be sung at a football game here in the USA.

Maybe the Indian government wants to remind people once in a while that they should feel proud of India and respect the tricolour.
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In Bangalore, Hyderabad or Chennai I don't remember the anthem being played, at least 2 years ago.
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BANGALORE: After Mumbai and the rest of Maharashtra, a theatre in Bangalore has decided to play the national anthem before every one of its five daily shows as a mark of respect to the nation.
From this Republic Day, theatre Veeresh on Magadi road will play the 1.45 minute national anthem sung by Asha Bhonsle, music by A R Rehman, that is being screened in all theatres in Maharshtra. "The Karnataka government has not made it a rule for us to play the anthem, but we want to do it voluntarily. We hope other theatres will also follow," Veeresh owner K V Dhananjay told The Times of India.
The practise of playing the national anthem at theatres is also followed in Thailand.
Dhananjay said the theatre staff had been sensitised to ask the public to stand when the anthem is being played. "We think the people will voluntarily cooperate. They can also sing along, though that is not mandatory," he added.
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I dont remember those theater names anymore but I have been to many movies in multiplex. I am fairly sure the anthem was not being played Swami.
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I dont remember those theater names anymore but I have been to many movies in multiplex. I am fairly sure the anthem was not being played Swami.
I personally feel its good that they dont play the national anthem before or after the show.I dont think we Indians have nationalism like the americans do.

Heard this long back dont know how true is this but somewhere in NY a man in the middle of the night felt a theif in his house he quickly
remembered his taperecorder having a national anthem and he pressed the play button to scare away the theif but the theif stood in attention
hearing the national anthem being played taking advantage of this the man tied him and called the police to have him arrested.In the court the
thief was pardoned for respecting the national anthem and the man who played the anthem was jailed.
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think the national Anthem happens only in Bombay , nowhere else .

It was some brainchild of SS I think .
no this was introduced in around 2002-2003...and ss/bjp were in power ages ago....
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In Bangalore, Hyderabad or Chennai I don't remember the anthem being played, at least 2 years ago.
National anthem is played in some theaters and multiplexes in Bengaluru and has been there for some time, the version by Bharat Bala productions showing Indian Army planting tiranga in the icy Himalayas, very beautifully done. Dont know about other cities. We rarely watch movies on big screen unless it is something that is better seen on theater.

Earlier in the 70's also national anthem used to be played in movie theaters, perhaps that was effect of '71 war etc. Think that might have been discontinued 80's onwards.
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few years back i was discussing same thing here ..
http://www.echarcha.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17751
initially i was like ..what...& why national anthem when we have popcorn and the mood is to relax..but later...i actually liked the practice. It should be made mandatory across the nation
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National anthem is played in some theaters and multiplexes in Bengaluru and has been there for some time, the version by Bharat Bala productions showing Indian Army planting tiranga in the icy Himalayas, very beautifully done. Dont know about other cities. We rarely watch movies on big screen unless it is something that is better seen on theater.

Earlier in the 70's also national anthem used to be played in movie theaters, perhaps that was effect of '71 war etc. Think that might have been discontinued 80's onwards.
It was a very famous mall. I forget the name, there were many stores also there. I think it was Garuda. No sure any more. I used to go there on and off and there was not once the anthem was played.
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few years back i was discussing same thing here ..
http://www.echarcha.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17751
initially i was like ..what...& why national anthem when we have popcorn and the mood is to relax..but later...i actually liked the practice. It should be made mandatory across the nation
Why is patriotism thrust upon the audience? Why should we sing the anthem? Imagine you are in the cinemaplex to watch Tees Mar Khan and will be in full mood for Sheila ki Jawani, and then you want to insult the nation by having a serious thing like national anthem before the pelvic thrusts on the screen to follow?

If Indians feel patriotic enough they will demand the anthem themselves, but this forceful singing is of no use. In the US, the people will always have this feeling 'America the greatest nation! God bless America! We are the best in the world' built into them, whatever their political leanings and economic status. In India, no one really cares because all said and done, our politicians - all parties included - are not terribly inspiring to anyone and dont give a sense that yes we are India, the next superpower. Instead we have to keep banging our own drum that we are the next 'emerging', 'shining' superpower in the making. Yeah, right!
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