Tagged: Language-Its Ramifications

HINDI, THE UNIFIER 1

HINDI, THE UNIFIER

We always tend to under-estimate the impact of Hindi cinema on the psyche of the Indians living outside the ‘cow-belt’. Despite the tosh most of them churned out over the years, the Hindi movies played a pivotal role in integrating a nation of disparate regionalisms. The days of the Anti-Hindi agitations of the 1960s is now a passé. The Hindi filmdom has given the lingua franca to the peoples who previously met each other like a bunch of Trappist monks-completely tongue-tied.