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Day 41 – Q 4.What role have Cricket and Bollywood played in post independence consolidation? Illustrate.

4. What role have Cricket and Bollywood played in post independence consolidation? Illustrate. 

स्वतंत्रता के बाद के समेकन में क्रिकेट और बॉलीवुड ने क्या भूमिका निभाई है? उदाहरण देकर स्पष्ट करें।


Sports and Cinema have played a huge role in inculcating National feelings, Unity and Brotherhood among India. They also had a role in Post-independence consolidation.


How Cricket and Bollywood played a role in post-independence consolidation:


  • It brought people across various caste and class to play under one team. From Maharajas to commoners.
  • It made people from various regions to come together, watch matches and cheer for players irrespective of their regional origins.
  • With each victory and loss, people rejoiced or felt sad as if it’s their own.
  • It broke caste, creed, regional and Gender barriers and made people come together as part of one country.
  • With movement of players from one state to another, representing states different from one’s origin, it has played a huge role in Cultural exchanges and bringing people together.
  • From being a mere sport, it has got transformed into a status of Religion among country men.


“Cinema is a reflection of the society”. This statement holds true for Indian cinema which has been showcasing the various events of their times and past also. Be it the Oscar nominated movie Mother India which presented the hardships of a newly independent but poor and largely agrarian economy. Movies like Do Bigha Zameen highlighted the botched up land reforms that took place after independence.

From time to time, movies on India’s struggle for her independence such as Gandhi, Lagaan etc. are made to remind people of India’s past so as to appreciate the present. Movies like Haqeeqat, Border depict the wars India has had with her neighbors. The 1990s saw the rise of Kashmir militancy and movies like Dil Se, Mission Kashmir tried to capture the same.

Cinema on sports personalities like Milkha Singh and Mary Kom inspires many. Chak De India movie inspired to break free from regional barriers and come together to represent one India.  Plight of rural folks have been well shown in cinema like Peepli live.


Both Cinema and Sports are part of leisure activities and promoting both will be economical and emotionally fulfilling. Both reflect the aspirations of society and act as a uniting factor cutting across geographical, language, and caste barriers.

Best Answer: Diwakar.

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