Ban The Motor Bikes: Is It The Solution
By Enkayaar, Bollywood Trade News Network
Suddenly the popularity of the motorbikes in terms of being able to reap dividends commercially by setting the jingles at the cash counters has started drawing unwanted attention. The political dispension has started making noise about the fact that the encouragement being given to motorbikes through the movies is spawning in its wake a new generation of criminal activities, which hitherto was unfathomed. But is it so, and can the movies be blamed for this supposed escalation in the crime.
And if that was the case why has this brouhaha being raised after DHOOM-2, and not after DHOOM as DHOOM was predominantly a bike movie while DHOOM -2 has graduated to being an all encompassing movie, which has chases of all kind right from car chase to chopper chase. Are the proponents aware that in the wake of DHOOM had proliferated motley group of amateur bikers in Indore, which was into stunts, and their dare devilry was of such magnitude that Delhi Police offered them jobs.
If the authorities are so much vary of the debilitating effect of the bike kind, why not channelise their energy by utilizing their acumen. Thanks to movies like DHOOM and DHOOM -2 serious interest is started being generated in motor bike sports and the commitment of the professionals to be of the same quality as a John Abraham, or an Abhishek Bachchan, a Hrithik Roshan or a Uday Chopra on the screen may turn out some international quality bike racers, ala a Narayan Kartikeyan.
The attempt seems more to generate media bytes for self than any other thing, and the movie under question being a mega hit being associated with the movie in one form or the other is enough to give circulation to the name for quite some time. There are other movies as well, which follow the same them and get released, but as they are not a mega hit, the do not generate a controversy.
The thrill that the races generate on the screen and the exposure that these movies of DHOOM genre provide for the entertainment starved audience, should be welcomed, as otherwise the common public is not in a position to get exposure to this kind of international phenomena. And if the belief is that it generated criminal activities, why not have a snap poll of the viewers after they step out from the cinema halls, as the movie is still running to packed houses all across the country.
In the zealousness to gain sound bytes, one forgets that it is thanks to the genre of DHOOM brand of movies that all the international brand of motor bike and motor car manufacturers are planning to set their shop in India which would generate employment for multitude of population. So instead, of going for the ban, one should rather be thankful to the film industry that it has been a facilitator in an indirect manner in inviting investments of this kind, as the interest of the common masses has been generated only after these machines have been displayed through the movies that are being produced in the country these days.