Lucknow: A Living Charm in the Modern Age: A Journey through the Lens of Cinema

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Sumedha Dwivedi


Cultures take centuries to evolve, but fade away faster than we think. Lucknow has been sighing for over a century and a half, but somehow it is only recently that modern communication and tourism has begun to question its sad state, through which nostalgia has begun to emerge larger than life, as a saviour of this celebrated region. Cultures, as we would like to feel them will survive when we grow out of magnified visual ugliness and horrific amplified sounds. Cultures speak to the heart and any imposition through amplified sound as in modern India is a sure way of ringing in their death knell. Hindi films, Indian politics and religion are solely responsible for this mindless assault on our sensibility and whatever that remains of our acquired refinement.


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Sumedha Dwivedi. “Lucknow: A Living Charm in the Modern Age: A Journey through the Lens of Cinema”. The Creative Launcher, vol. 4, no. 6, Feb. 2020, pp. 112-20, doi:10.53032/tcl.2020.4.6.18.


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