Majority of people associated with the medium are using it without having a proper understanding, he said while interacting with reporters on Thursday on the sidelines of the 18th edition of the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK).

"Most of the people, associated with the medium, are using it without having a proper understanding. This has created a problem of audio visual literacy level declining even at a period when technology seems to broaden the scope for films," the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award winner said.

He also outlined the potential of films to become better tool for enlightening the masses. A movie like "Gandhi" attracted people to his charismatic personality, whereas "A Beautiful Mind" was able to tell the complex issue of schizophrenia for which he had to undertake a 10 year lecture to educate the masses, Agashe said.
     
He also cited the example of "Taare Zameen Par" which was a take on dyslexia and learning disability and how it created awareness easily among the public when professionals were trying hard to do so.

(Agencies)

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