Should national anthem be played in cinema halls?

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Payal Chaudhary said: (Nov 16, 2017)  
YES. Our National Anthem reflects our culture. It is the pride of our country. Playing National Anthem in cinema halls is a great step towards evoking a sense of respect and responsibility for the country in the minds of the citizens.

It connects them to their country. It is necessary sometimes to remind the people of their responsibility towards the country and also towards others. National Anthem has so many meanings linked to it, the main being that 'we all are one. ' Everybody is equal in this country irrespective of their caste or creed & the nation should 'rise forever'.

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Abhinav Rathore said: (Nov 15, 2017)  
Hello everyone.

In my opinion playing National anthem is a good initiative by GOV of India, since almost every family goes to watch movie and when national anthem is playing kids also become aware of our sense of pride and they have a eagerness for asking question about it.

One thing I want to ask everybody is that how many times in a year you sing our national anthem, so playing it is a good initiative for developing patriotism in people.

Also no matter where and what conditions it is played it is our fundamental duty to respect it.

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Anushka Sahay said: (Nov 6, 2017)  
With my point of view it should not be played because we should do everything in required time its not to do formality for that. Actually theaters are the place for enjoying movies not for showing patriotism. Though if it is played also then also some people sit and enjoy movie but don't respect for that some people eat there food while national anthem is played very few of them stand and give respect to that so no need for playing it.

And we should leave this decision on people only we must show the value of national anthem to the people towards our nation.

Thank you friends.

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Prachee said: (Nov 6, 2017)  
Namaskar to all Indians who consider playing national anthem in cinema hall is not the right way of showing respect to our Mother India.

As per some of beloved Indians patriotism cannot be forced and as per them playing national anthem in hall is like forcing people to show respect unwillingly to mother India, so my first question to these people is,

We Indians are independent today, can walk freely, talk freely and live life, so whats wrong in showing the respect our land where we stand.

Yea, cinema hall is source of entertainment, but if we start the fun standing for our nation, one should feel pride.

Talking about those who think patriotism is in heart, that's for every Indian, but few things we do because its adds to our confidence of being Indian like playing National anthem.

If one can stand in queue for getting tickets of movie, then whats wrong to stand for our Country. One must have seen while the National Anthem is played, it always shows the group of armies who dedicate their whole life protecting National Flag, so I find no inconvenience in showing honor for our National Flag.

There are many things which we dislike, or which are not required still we do it as they are required for living.

We should feel happy that today we got National Anthem only because we are independent, if suppose we wouldn't have been independent, there wouldn't be cinema hall, no source of entertainment and above all no :freedom of Speech".

So at the end I would say "One should feel pride in being independent and show respect to National Anthem" even in cinema halls.


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Ashwani Nigam said: (Nov 2, 2017)  
"52 seconds" never had made people so judgmental, I am completely shocked to see that most so called patriotic people here thinks playing national anthem at cinema halls is completely bad idea; even they have many intellectual reasons too, hats off to them.

Now, when I have ever been to cinema halls I have seen about 98% of people standing and even half of them citing it too with proper respect and love, so that 2% doesn't comes under unpatriotic people, and even that 98% doesn't proves to be a patriotic one, but, the thing is; why we are so much worried for standing up for 52 seconds and showing respect, yeah. Yeah, one don't need to show respect like this but still Why NOT, what is so horrifying and dreadful if it is played, it is our National anthem brother. You can never rationalize your love to mother nation. It is by heart and whenever we are asked to we should do whatever in the name of our mother nation.

Now, when it was played at schools it was also not compulsory (same arguments can be raised for that also) then too but we did daily and that only infused us with the unconditional love for our nation and yes, Tell me friends after school how much you have listened it or stand for it, very rare so, if you are getting an opportunity to stand for it or even just sit and listen with people all around you makes us feel united, makes us feel connected, makes us feel together.

The gooze bombs and butterflies which I always felt while standing for national anthem is unexplainable and I will always whenever, wherever it will be played and I know my fellow brothers and sisters will do the same.

Jai hind.

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Nitesh26 said: (Nov 2, 2017)  
I think playing national anthem in cinema hall is somewhere diminishing the dignity of national anthem. As people goes cinema for entertainment. And while standing for national anthem only one thing would be running in his mind i.e. when will it finish and I sit.

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Ankit said: (Oct 31, 2017)  
Yes it should be played in the cinema hall because if we implement such kind of things in our day to day life then there is a rise patriotism we learnt so many things from our environment. Cinema is the place where people often come there so it's good to play national anthem in our cinema halls.

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Diksha said: (Oct 31, 2017)  
According to me national anthem should not be played in cinema halls become everything should be done at the correct place and at correct time and cinema halls are not the place to show patriotism. People go to cinema halls to have some fun time after there busy and hectic schedule so they should not be forced there to show patriotism by standing compulsorily. Not only this, but as we all know that national anthem should be sung under the sky not under the roof of any room.

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Pt Ramdass said: (Oct 30, 2017)  
We need to stand up when the national anthem is played, absolutely no questions about that. But do we need to play National Anthem in movie halls to instigate patriotism in patrons. That's debatable.

People go to movie halls to get entertained and not to display their patriotism. In my personal opinion we should not trivialize our National Anthem by playing it at every single movie halls across the nation and then start debating whether people should stand up or not.

For me Patriotism is my personal pride and National Anthem is too sacred to be politicized.

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Dibyaratnam said: (Oct 28, 2017)  
I don't think by mandating it somewhere and forcefully asking people to stand when it's played doesn't bring any kind of feel for patriotism and it is a fact. By just standing up when the national anthem is playing doesn't bring anything out of you or inculcate anything. People must be left free with their fundamental rights.

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Srikanth said: (Oct 26, 2017)  
First of all, let me tell you that National Anthem is not supposed to be played in Cinema Halls. It,s our pride and we are forcing the people to stand there when National Anthem is playing.

Actually, most of the people (i mean not all the people) who are careless of their future and who are caused to a violation of peace in society and who are not respects elders they only go to cinema halls and at that time they may have cigarette or pan in their hands/ mouth.

And we are expecting patriotism by them.

Wah India wah how foolish idea it was.

My Conclusion was I'm fully opposed to National Anthem to play in the cinema halls.

Thank you.

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Sarthak Goel said: (Oct 26, 2017)  
In my opinion, National Anthem shouldn't be sung in the Cinema Hall due to some of the following reasons:

(i) We go to movies to watch the new superhits and on that place of enjoyment we don't need any patriotism.

(ii) If we are standing in the respect of National Anthem so don't forget most of the people disrespect it by not to standing properly.

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Nisha Maurya said: (Oct 25, 2017)  
Hii friends, My point of view on this topic is,

The National anthem should not be played in cinema halls because we go there for enjoyment not to show our patriotism. We should show our patriotism where it needs no need to formality. Suppose you go cinema halls, and before starting movie any romantic or filmy or any songs is played there then that is ok because there is nothing wrong people went there for that. But think that on 15 Augst or 26 Jan, you go near the flag, and any filmy songs are played then you will obviously oppose that because your expectation is there (standing near the flag) is to listen to national anthem not any kind of filmy song. Same thing happens when you go in cinema your expectation is there to enjoy not to show patriotism.

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Siva Srinivas said: (Oct 24, 2017)  
Hello everyone.

We have to show respect to our Nation in reality not by simply singing National anthem. If we have real love and affection towards your nation we have live in our country and for our country. JAI HINDH.

Than you.

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Manoj Kumar said: (Oct 14, 2017)  

Well! I don't know that national anthem should be played in a cinema hall or not?

Bt one thing I know is to not forget my fundamental duties. And my constitution gave me this pride to respect my national anthem and national flag no matter where it is played and in what condition it is played.

We couldn't forget the sacrifices of people for these proud moments.

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Shashikanta said: (Oct 13, 2017)  
Its the wrost idea ever made by govt of india, beacuse India don't beg respect, we earn it. So why should we troll our selves. Not everyone sings national anthem on 15th aug. Its not mandatory. So if we have media who can show a single people who is not standing in cinema hall. So why should we do scratch our nation feel guilty. Tell me if we don't play n. Anthem in hall then will the love for your country will demolish. Never we love India and we mean it. So stop this kind of foolish work which have no, need in India. And officers use your mind and time in devloping to devloped nations. Not wate your time by making committe, discussion and what ever. Thank you.

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Pranjal Misra said: (Oct 10, 2017)  
I think it neither a bad idea nor a good idea.

BAD: because the respect should come out from each person's heart.

GOOD: because, no matter forcefully, at least the country men are showing respect.

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Suman Aswal said: (Oct 10, 2017)  
I really don't understand why it is must to olay national anthem in cinema halls.

1. Respect comes from your heart not by standing on a national anthem.

2. Playing national anthem before an adult movie is not a good idea.

3. One thing I noticed in cinema halls that when national anthem ends and people takes their seats, they immediately start gossiping about the topic they were discussing before national anthem.

They just ignore it, and it feels like insulted.

4. It should be mandatory in schools and colleges.

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Anurag said: (Oct 8, 2017)  
I literally don't think it's a nice idea. It's not about 2 min or some seconds. It's about correct place and time. How can you call yourself a patriotic by standing on national anthem that is being played before a 18 + (***) movie?

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Shubham Boni said: (Oct 5, 2017)  
Hello everyone,

The topic is should national anthem be played in cinema halls? First of all National Anthem is never sung under roofs. Playing National Anthems under roofs will not instill patriotism by standing for a minute. Love for country is not just about singing anthems but also to come up with solutions to help our nation prosper.

Thank you,

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Gursharan Singh said: (Oct 3, 2017)  
National Anthem should be played or not. Well, first thing is that we never mixed anything with patriotism. It's a matter of respect which is our responsibility for our nation. It is good to stand for 52 sec and it is a pride moment for all.

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Darshan Rathod said: (Oct 3, 2017)  
Hi, everyone.

I don't think that playing national anthem in cinema halls is a good idea. People come in cinema halls to relax. Playing national anthem would be irritating to some of the people.

Take the example of next day after 26 January and 15 August, people throw away the flag on streets and the dustbin. So, is this the way you are showing your patriotism towards the nation? Just standing for national anthem does not make any sense. Most of the people don't even know the verse in the national anthem. They stand up for the national anthem just because others have stood up and they don't want to be the spoil spot. Also, not everyone would be in attention position and also this would show disrespect towards the nation as well as the national anthem.

I don't think that playing national anthem in cinema halls makes a person patriotic. Patriotism cannot be forced on an individual. Also, the definition of patriotism varies from person to person. If a person is very patriotic, he can show his deeds by doing various ways such as joining a social organization help the needy person, to teach the poor and needy children, and many others. So, according to me, national anthem should not be played in cinema halls.

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Saswati said: (Oct 3, 2017)  
No, it should not because some people remain seated while playing the national which is a matter of great disrespect to the nation. Moreover, people come to the theatre with their family or friends to have fun. The theatre is a source of entertainment so you can't expect people to get patriotic wherever we like. Certain things are meant for a certain place and we have days where we need to show our love for our country. Mgovt should advertise national movements like Swach Barat Abhiyan so people would be aware of the national movements would participate in it rather than playing national anthem in theatre making the mass irritated.

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Vivek Anand said: (Sep 18, 2017)  
First of all, national anthem never plays under the Rooftop.

From my point of view national anthem should not be there in the cinema hall because people are going to cinema hall for fun with their family or friends, if you put patriotism everywhere it would be little irritated for them because there are certain places for that and so as some of my friend, already mentioned that patriotism comes from heart not forcefully.

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Jitesh said: (Sep 16, 2017)  
Hello friends, Some of my friends are saying that national anthem should be played it's a way to show our patriotism towards our country. Is it? My opinion is that to feel patriotic I don't need to listen to the anthem and if it is in theatre than of course not. Because in theatre there are many people who don't stand up during the anthem. So it's a disrespect of our anthem. Soldiers and freedom fighters redom their responsibility properly. And for respecting them there is some particular day. Now it's our turn to redom our responsibility for our nation, not only by listening anthem but also to complete our duty. In theatres, Govt should aware about 'Clean India' or on many other things.

Thank you.

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Mangai said: (Sep 15, 2017)  
In my point of view, it is a good step taken by our Government. Because after our school and college days we people forget about our national anthem and it is a good thing to hear again in the cinema hall. I don't know why people saying that it is an irritated one, I have one question. You people spend three hours to watch a movie but before that why you are not ready to spend 1min for our national anthem. I think it is our responsibility too.

So in my point of view, it is a good thing.

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Nikita said: (Sep 13, 2017)  
I think it is a great step taken by SC about playing national anthem in cinema. In Colombia and Thailand, it is a law to play national anthem in every morning in every public TV and radio. And I think playing in cinemas is much better than playing in TV and Radio stations because in the home typically people never stand up while national anthem because nobody is watching them but in cinemas, they have to stand up and respect national anthem it brings unity in them. At least they remember to respect their nation. As nowadays it is only mandatory in schools and our youth is becoming self-centered. They have no time to be patriotic. And cinemas is the plays where today's youth often go. And I don't think the person respecting his or her country have a problem to stand just for 52 sec for respecting nation before watching a movie.

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Unknown said: (Sep 13, 2017)  
In my opinion, it is not right thing. We should respect our country as well as national anthem but we don't want to make show off in theatre. . Before we are going to toilet do we pray? Situation and time will decide what to do and when to do.

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Ajay Gupta said: (Sep 11, 2017)  
As per my opinion, this is not a matter to stand for national anthem in cinema halls. If people thinks why does govt apply these we are going to watching movies in halls to enjoy some moments. Any movie is near about 2 hrs. Then if we are stand only 52 seconds. What we have problem. This is very good initiative taken by our govt and me must proudly to stand up for our national anthem.

Thank you.

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Swetha said: (Sep 8, 2017)  
In my opinion, national anthem should not be played at theaters because there's a thing called right thing to be done at right place so generally, we go theater to watch a movie so I don't think just standing for 2 min shows patriotism without giving respect from core of our heart for the matter who sacrificed their lives for our mother land.

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Soumya said: (Sep 7, 2017)  
Many people are answering saying 2 minutes of national anthem wouldn't harm. True. But the discussion is not that. I am sure no one has a trouble standing up for a few minutes but it's baseless to play national anthem in a movie hall. National anthem being played at international sports meets, national holidays or schools or the other places, is fine. How come singing the national anthem before a movie instill patriotism in someone? We all get engrossed in the movie, go out and forget about it. This is not how we can show our nationalism. There are other nationalist things that we can do as an individual to feel proud and love for our country.

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Shubham Lama said: (Sep 5, 2017)  
I feel that if anyone stand for fifty two second for country, that would not the matter of any harm to him and a soldier of our country do his duty for twenty four hours by just standing in the border for protecting us from external attack. Is he only responsible for our life ? today we are living safely in our country because of nationalism and if you stand for fifty two second it fed nationalism in us and automatically feeling of patriotism comes to us.

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Abhishek said: (Sep 5, 2017)  
Hello friends, As our topic is should national anthem be played in cinema halls? From my point of view, it should be played in cinema halls because it shows our patriotism for the nation and it takes only 2 min so it is not a heavy thing to stand for a while.

But in some cases it shouldn't be played like may be any calamites occur in the country related to any thing.

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Chandan Pandey said: (Aug 31, 2017)  
Good Morning everybody.

As we know, national anthem shows how our patriot sacrifices their life to the freedom of the nation. If the national anthem ring in the cinema maal as we see in the cinema hall in the one time collect more people at the one place. So with the help of the more population, we can improve the patriotism easily in the every individual. My suggestion the national anthem should be allowed in the cinema hall. Thank you.

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Manisha said: (Aug 31, 2017)  
Yes, it should be played. It represents our respect towards our nation. So it makes no difference paying our respect towards our nation for few minutes from hours. So I support the statement national anthem shouldd be played in theatres.

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Harsh Gautam said: (Aug 27, 2017)  
In my opinion, I want to say that national anthem should be played in cinema halls because the people who did not get the time they are unable to give honor to the flag cinema hall is also a part where we can show respect to our national flags.

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Yogendra said: (Aug 27, 2017)  
Hello everyone, As my friends cleared their feelings towards the country I respect that and should be. I myself respect Indian flag and I have a strong patriotic feeling for my country but it doesn't ask me to come out from comfort zone to anthem mode. All you need to do is don't favor corruption, help those who are in trouble and you have devoted yourself to the country. So, in my opinion, national anthem should not be played in cinema Halls just do your national duties for the country.

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Rittija said: (Aug 24, 2017)  
It's always a pride too as to sing the national anthem as we are Indians my opinion about it is national anthem should be played in cinema halls I hope two minutes singing will not hamper the rest three hours.

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Atharv Jain said: (Aug 23, 2017)  
In my opinion, yes national anthem should be played in cinema halls as standing for two minutes for our nation is not a problem. I request to play the national anthem in Cinema halls.

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Raman said: (Aug 23, 2017)  
Yes, it's not a big deal to stand for two minutes for the national anthem. As we all are Indian it's our duty to stand for national anthem it is very proud and honor for us.

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San said: (Aug 17, 2017)  
I think standing up for two minutes during the playing of our national anthem is not going to hamper our entertainment for the rest of two to three hours during which we watch a movie in the cinema hall. There shouldn't be any reason not to agree on this point. It's not too much pain just to stand for two minutes and pay respect to the freedom fighters who fought for independence of India and for the soldiers who are protecting our country on the border by patrolling and fighting with enemies day and night only to keep us safe and protect us while we are watching movie in a Cinema hall.

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Pankaj Mittal said: (Aug 15, 2017)  
I don't think playing national anthem in a cinema hall is a good decision. This is because patriotism is shown by heart not but standing forcibly. Now, let us suppose now one is lying on the bed in a relaxed state and you start playing national anthem near his ear, do you expect him to stand? I don't think he should stand because he was a bit unconscious because of a bit of nap. So, I don't think patriotism is shown by just playing the national anthem.

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Sohini said: (Aug 11, 2017)  
Hello friends.

I don't think playing national anthem in cinema malls would make any difference in the mentality of Indians because respect for your country comes from your heart and if you don't have respect for your country then standing up during national anthem by seeing others is nothing but show off.

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Rajesh said: (Aug 9, 2017)  
My opinion about this topic one of a good idea to spread national patriotism we have own responsibility to respect and love the country.

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Akshay Tyagi said: (Aug 7, 2017)  
Yes, A great step is taken by Supreme court to Play National anthem before starting any movie. We should not have any problem to stand for 2 Min. If we can stand at the stadium before starting Cricket Match or during pray in school or At Assembly then we can stand here also. Soldiers who Fight at the boarder for us or for our country why can we not Stand only? It always remembers us the Patriotism of Our Martyr.

Some people do politics on it. It is very shameful that they don't leave even our national Anthem or National Song. I think we should make a unite & support such a great decision.

Thank You!

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Lakshmipriya said: (Aug 6, 2017)  
I think we shouldn't play the national anthem in cinema hall's because it is an entertainment thing. So I don't want to play the national anthem in cinema halls.

And I know playing the national anthem in every where like school, colleges any assemblies, is expressing towards the love of our country.

I don't want to mention this every where, and every time.

I think we should prove we do other things to tell how much love was given the country.

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Shivaite said: (Aug 4, 2017)  
Well, my point of view on this topics is that,

Playing national anthem is a good practice and a very wise step taken by the supreme court. According to me there are three biggest reason why I am saying this.

Number one, I don't see anything wrong in it. Standing for one min should not be the problem to the people to respect their own country.

Second reason is, like wise playing national anthem in schools, colleges, it is great way to generate the patriotism in the people. It show the national integration and brotherhood among the citizen of the nation.

Third one is, it is the best possible way to remember the sacrifice of freedom fighters, who lost their lives for the independence of India. Moreover to respect the solders who are constantly protecting use from the threads of the world.

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Akash said: (Aug 4, 2017)  
National anthem should be played in cinema hall because it promotes our respect towards our country.

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Kumar said: (Aug 2, 2017)  
Firstly, I feel there is no need of playing national anthem in cinema halls because cinema is meant for entertainment purpose only. No need to exhibit our patriotism there. If at all our leaders think it's required it should be played in colleges, work places Moreover, government places like Parliament and state assemblies. I personally witnessed an old couple facing a problem with this. They are patriotic but due to their physical challenges, they were 50-50 to stand or not. If one really wants to increase or exhibit his respect towards country he should pay more taxes and try to provide free education and health care like Germany.

Thank you.

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Biplab said: (Jul 31, 2017)  
Hello everyone, first of all, I am really thankful for getting an opportunity to express my opinion on this topic over here,

According to my point of view, I don't think that our national anthem should be played in cinema halls, because we go to cinema hall for entertainment, to relax our mind, to get relief from work. Therefore, no body of us has the mentality to pray our national anthem at that time. Apart from that when it comes to the national anthem, each of the word of it carries essential meaning so what is the necessary to play it before a "b" grade or "c" grade movie. Again there is no restrictions of standing during pray national anthem in a cinema hall, thus many people don't even stand at that time which is really a disrespect to our nation. Apart from that use to go to cinema halls with our girlfriend or boyfriend or parents so it is not at all a true place to show our respect to the nation.

Thank you,

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Unmesha said: (Jul 26, 2017)  
We Indians shows our respect for the country by singing "National Anthem". But I don't think so cinema halls are the right place to be played. The only reason to watch movies in cinema halls is entertainment. Then what will be the motive behind playing "National Anthem" before "B grade" movies like "Dirty picture"? If you really want to show you respect for the nation than do social work, respect women, elders. Motivate people to join in Social events. Follow your social responsibility. There are so many people out there who don't even stand for the national anthem, but still, follow their responsibility for the nation. So, it should not be compulsory to stand in Cinema halls to show your respect.

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Shamshed Vali said: (Jul 25, 2017)  
Hi friends this is Vali.

Well according to my point of view the supreme court has taken a good decision to sing the national anthem before starting of every movie in all cinema halls because as compared to other entertainment programs our Indians show a lot of interest in movies. Generally some of the people in cinema hall in the anxiety of their favourite star movie they behave as they like which will cause a disturbance to others that creates a bad impact on theaters, so when we play national anthem in theaters I hope some of the words in national anthem which tells about our culture and also about our freedom fighters who sacrifice their lives for our freedom will change the mind set of the those people.

Even in this 21st century, there are some places where we can see religious discrimination, untouchability this was caused due to partiality among the people based on their religious matter.

So by improving this rule not only in theatres but also on several other places like colleges, Parliament, occasions, meetings will improve patriotism in people which will become as successful steps to improve unity among people.

Thank you.

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Ayush said: (Jul 23, 2017)  
Yes, I think it's a good decision by the supreme court to play the national anthem at the cinema hall. One should have the feeling of patriotism alive in his heart and cinema is one place where many people go. I also think that national anthem should also be played other fields like colleges and offices so that we can always have a feeling in our heart and think of our army soldiers protecting us. But we need to understand that it is not made compulsory that someone has to stand for that to show his patriotism or love towards country it's simply his personal choice. So doing violence in terms of this is not a wise act. He might have some problem or he might have just watched one movie and came to watch another so is it really necessary for him to stand now? therefore we need to think on our way of viewing this important matter.

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Gourav Kumar Pathak said: (Jul 21, 2017)  
Hi friends,

According to my opinion, it is a good decision of the supreme court that national Anthem is necessary to play in cinema halls. I respect that orders.

My dear friends, we can be spent out 2 to 3 hours time for watching the movie then what will be gone to give 2 mint for the national anthem.

My friends, the national anthem has a huge respect and instead of cinema halls, no one place will be the correct place for same.

Because in the cinemas every type of the human being come for watch the movie.

So in my thoughts the person who Don't give the respect of same, they also will give the respect to national anthem when they watch to giving the respect by another one. Thanks to all the reader.

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Soumya said: (Jul 20, 2017)  
Hello, friends.

In my point of view, the national anthem should not be played in the cinema hall. Cinema hall is not the right place to play the national anthem because people don't give respect there rather they sing some bad song instead of Jana Gana Mana. No one can force there to anyone to sing properly. Even I saw some people don't stand. So, my dear friends, this is a great disrespect for our nation and to our freedom fighters. In my opinion, this is not the right way to play the national anthem in cinema hall rather it should play in school, colleges, and offices.

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Praanikshay said: (Jul 18, 2017)  
National anthem must not be played in a cinema theatre, the national anthem has a huge respect, it gives patriotic feel in our heart. We respect our national anthem. If it is played in a cinema theatre, its respect goes down. The National anthem has a huge respect. It must be played only in right places. In cinema theatre, different kind of cinema is shown, film is a mix of comedy, fight, love etc. When we are going to watch a film in theatres, it can be any kind of films like love or horror. If the national anthem plays in the hall, its respect is gone down. Everyone has huge respect for our country, national anthem. It must be played when it is necessary. I love my country, so I request not to play national anthem in cinema halls.

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Samit Dhiman said: (Jul 13, 2017)  
In my views, It should not be played in cinema halls.

Because there are some people who don't stand during the national anthem.

It represents our country so it should be done in school, the college's in events program, there is no use of national anthem in cinema halls.

As per the government rule, it should be held in open area, not in close room and cinema hall is fully covered so legally it shouldn't be played there.

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Apurwa said: (Jul 11, 2017)  
Yes, National Anthem should be played in cinema halls. Think about freedom fighters who sacrificed their life for our country, and also our Indian army on borders can do their duty as an Indian well why can't we just stand for 2 min for our National Anthem.

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Samik Gupta said: (Jul 1, 2017)  
Well I think "NO" because there is one basic way to hail national anthem that is our top must be clear there must not be any ceiling over us and almost all the cinema hall across India, have ceiling. If I am wrong please right my direction regarding.

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Sathvik Suhan said: (Jul 1, 2017)  
Hello all;.

I strongly support Supreme Court decision because ln India, people give importance to only two things that are cricket and cinema. Playing national anthem was already done in cricket matches. Now it left in cinema, now a days people are more interesting to watch movies in cinema halls. Every day it plays 3 or 4 times. And there are illiterate and literature people in cinema halls. If we think about illiterate people, they didn't know meaning of the national anthem. But this time, there is a chance to know about the national anthem, how to respond to our national anthem and how much of time they stand up during playing the national anthem. By doing this they will follow the national anthem rules. Lndeed, we appreciate the Supreme Court decision. And my conclusion is that playing the national anthem is not only in cinema halls, but also in Railway Stations, airports, and before starting parliament sessions. By the way our patriotism will grow up. And it will help to increase the unity of the country.

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Saicahnda said: (Jun 27, 2017)  
I feel that it is not reaching the people in the correct way that is the concept behind it is not really getting change in the society. If the playing national anthem playing in the cinema halls is really worth then I will say with an example here.

Suppose if ther is any movie based on the concept of freedom fighters only some of them will adopt the movie and watch it. For this type of movies even there will be no hose full board. But if there is any commercial movie then all the people will be watching the movie even purchasing the tickets from black.

First of all, the mind set should be changed by their own no one can do nothing. Govt may be thinking that it makes some sense by playing the anthem but it dosen't make any sense.

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Anamika said: (Jun 22, 2017)  
I feel no. Respect should come from your heart and it shouldn't be forced. It will indirectly cause more disrespect to the national anthem. Also, there is a code of singing National Anthem, which we used to follow in schools that National Anthem shouldn't be sing under a roof. And this decision of supreme court breaches that law. In all I would like to say, Idia is an independent country and they shall be provided respecting their country whenever they feel from the heart. Thank you.

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Marepally Bixam said: (Jun 15, 2017)  
My dear friends, In my point of view, playing a national anthem is a good idea to inject the patriotism into the Indian citizens. We are now a independent country because of somany sacrifices by our Martyrs. Its our responsibility to respect them. Respecting National anthem is equal to respecting sacrifices of Indian martyrs. Hence I support playing in cinema halls because for each and every entertainment we should remember their sacrifices.

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Atul Verma said: (Jun 14, 2017)  
This rule is not the way to give respect to our national anthem. The most common reason is that in every cinema hall there are so many people of different thinking like literate person knows that how to respect our national but an illiterate person don't know the meaning of respect and certainly they don't stand on starting of national anthem but they pass some ridiculous comments like " aby pagal hai kya jo khada ho gaya ". So in my point of view, this rule shows the disrespect to our national anthem and also to our freedom fighters. Therefore play national anthem in government and private schools, offices, and colleges because these people know how to give respect.

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Anunay said: (Jun 14, 2017)  
Not at all. In fact, it would led to disrespect of our national anthem because nowadays adult movies are more common with lots of intimate scenes and double-meaning jokes and playing our national anthem before that is just a foolish decision. These days you will find cinema hall has just become a lovers point for all and lots of them don't even think of standing at the national anthem. So it is just disrespectfully of our national anthem. Thank you.

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Sneha Jyoti said: (Jun 13, 2017)  
To become independent India, the number of social workers were sacrificed there life. To stand during the national anthem is to give tribute them until last breathing. We were in school, we like to do such things, but then we forgot, we don't have such platform. If we will see some scenes those are not as good. But after listening to a national anthem, it may differentiate our thoughts. We analyse ourselves it is not our tradition. National anthem to recall our history if we forgot it. Then no use of an independent India.

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Hrudaya said: (Jun 12, 2017)  
I do not support national anthem to be played in cinema halls but I condemn the act which was done by many people by not standing for a national anthem. My word is, if you do not want to stand if you do not want a national anthem to be played in cinema hall, kindly go and file a case in supreme court regarding that but you have no right to disrespect our national anthem either, and I want to say that playing national anthem in the cinema hall would neither show your patriotism either there are many ways to show your patriotism to the nation if you are standing for a national anthem and your patriotism is over no, this won't work either, you have to pay gratitude by every act of socialization in your nation. Help some needy, help NGOs etc, there are many ways to show patriotism.

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Srinidhi.M said: (Jun 11, 2017)  
Hi Everyone.

Today I'm going to talk about national anthem should/shouldn't be played in cinemas hall.

The national anthem used to be played in cinema halls across India, once upon a time, but the practice faded away.

National anthem must play in cinema hall. Its our duty to stand and respect.

Once you Imagine National Anthem, the most sacred tune is played before the movie with double meaning jokes and vulgar comments Udta punjab, Grand Masti.

I don't believe it should be played before movies in theatres.

Everyone has to know about our India, because we are Indians so we are respect and love our country.

India is a truly democratic country. Then it is out of understanding why SC force citizen to chant national anthem before watching cinema in a theater.

It makes no sense at all. It should be made compulsory in school and colleges but not in a cinema hall.

Learning national anthem is a duty of every Indian.

It should be played in government office and educational institutions and private sectors and it should be played in the morning only not any other time. So, please respect our country like sacred place.

Thank you.

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Abhishek Nair said: (Jun 10, 2017)  

I really want to contradict you at this point, that people should not be forced to sing National Anthem in cinema halls. I think its alright there should be no forcing in that, in fact, next time when you are at the cinema hall don't stand and sing The National Anthem. Instead, relax and watch the crowd singing it in sync. Because you know what according to me 'Patriotism' doesn't need to choose a place really. I mean I am not asking you to sing in the washroom or something stupid like that but a cinema hall is a place where people come together, hence it is a good place to sing since all eyes are on the screens already so no forcing. It was also mentioned that if it made to sing in cinema halls, then why not in public places like railway stations. So I want to tell you, my friend, that nobody has the time and interest, besides everyone is in their own haste so its impossible! Whereas in a cinema hall, all you gotta do is sit back relax and keep your eyes glued to the screens. So when we are there for the whole time to sit back leaned on our chairs, we can't even spare those two minutes to get up sing our national anthem, can we?

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Isha said: (Jun 10, 2017)  
According to me, the National anthem should not be played in cinema halls why forcefeed patriotism. Why we force to people that they have to stand up and attention when National anthem play and National flag on the view. Patriotism is the feeling that comes out from the heart, not by force so we should not force to people to show the Patriotism in the cinema halls. Cinema halls is not the place where we play the National Anthem suppose National anthem play before the vulgar scene and vulgar movie, vulgar jokes. Is it shows respect? Not. There are many formal areas than Cinema halls where National Anthem could play.

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Abhishek Nair said: (Jun 2, 2017)  

In my opinion, 'National Anthem' should be played in the cinema hall. When each of us leaves school life or college life we stop attending to national festivals of our country due to which we do not pledge or sing our national anthem since these festivals are considered as national holidays. So rather than gathering and singing our national anthem on auspicious events like the 'Independence day' and 'Republic day', only two days a year, we choose to stay at home or get out to enjoy our holidays and this should change! definitely. But when we gather to watch a cinema in the theatre we have this chance to celebrate our patriotism every time we are there.

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Priyanka said: (Jun 1, 2017)  
Good evening all of you.

Today's topic is should national anthem played in cinema hall so my answer is "Yes". Because of we gather in cinema hall before it people aware our country love. So it would be a great feeling for our country. Today all people busy in daily work. So they don't have time to spend for our country. So, this is a way to aware about our patriotism. For little moments they should wake up by anthem. If we tell each work we do every day it's whatever either personal or social if it's helpful to all it is our patriotism.

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Samy Camy said: (May 30, 2017)  
National anthem must not be played in cinema halls because the main point is that national anthem must not be played under roof. If the national anthem doesn't get respect by the people in hall it will be ashamed for us if the foreigners see it. If it is played before any vulgar movie it mean of disrespecting anthem. And court passed if anyone doesn't follow the rule of standing there are forced to get punished it mean the court know they will not as anthem is patriotic song we have to respect heartfully.

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Divya said: (May 27, 2017)  

As per my opinion, National Anthem should be played in cinema halls as it is an excellent idea to develop the feeling of patriotism in every citizen.

If talking about the disrespect of anthem, then I believe that if we keep playing it and keep trying, then one day all citizens shall learn the importance of anthem and respect it.

And people can learn a lot from their surroundings as well.

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Nivetha Karthikeyan said: (May 24, 2017)  
According to my point of view, this is not a issue to play national anthem in cinema halls. Why somebody opposing this means somebody disrespect national anthem. Some persons cannot stand and sing the anthem because they have no patriotic, and not understandable. Song playing before cinema, it is good thing to sing the anthem. Kids have a large wish to sing. Kids should have feel patriotic. My suggestion is that national anthem play in cinema halls and that anthem relevant meaning should be displayed means everybody should be know that why national anthem play.

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Abhishek Yadav said: (May 21, 2017)  
I appreciate the views of my all dear friends.

No doubt Patriotism is in every citizen of India nd in one way or the other everyone tries to ful fill its duty towards the nation like some help the poor, soldiers by protecting us from miscreants (terrorists).

Now, the apex court of the country made it mandatory that national anthem must be played in cinema halls. I appreciate this decision because national anthem is a way of expressing our respect towards the martyrs, freedom fighters, unity in diversity nature of India. Merely standing for 52 seconds nd to feel proud of your country is not a big deal. It reminds us of our duty towards our nation nd cherish the saga, valour, sacrifice the country has made to reach the position in which the country is today.

The need of the hour is that not only in the cinema halls but we should also encourage such kind of practices in different govt sector, private sector organisations nd take this initiative to the broader level.

It is just like you being a theist and you know god exists everywhere but still, you recite the name of god daily nd also pray in front of idols in temples, masjids, church or at home because you know if I pray in front of idols it would be more devotional. Same is the case with the national anthem. The more you sing it more you feel "patriotic".

People saying no nd citing the reasons that they go there for entertainment nd some saying not to be played before vulgar movies. I just want to ask is national anthem fetching your entertainment? After 52 seconds won't you be able to enjoy to film as you wanted?nd it is not vulgarity. It is just your way of thinking. If your thinking says the movie is vulgar then why are you in the cinema hall. Just don't come to watch. Some movies highlight the brothels in their movies because its what the movie demands. That doesn't mean due to this our national anthem nd our feeling is degraded because other things are also a part of our life nd we need to address them also.

So concludingly I would like to say we all must strive to take this initiative to a broader level nd take our nation to a position where everyone wants to work for country first rather for oneself.


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Meghna Doshi said: (May 19, 2017)  
This freedom should be given to cinema hall owner. It is their choice to play or not. I agree that singing the national anthem is not the proof of your patriotism towards the country, but what is a problem if you sing once. It hardly takes 52 seconds to complete. We can waste our 3hr time in watching a movie, then can't we spare 52 sec time for the national anthem. It is usually seen that we salute our flag and sing national anthem just twice in a year that is independence and republic day, so cinema hall provides one more day to sing and salute it. What is wrong in that?

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Radha said: (May 17, 2017)  
I feel there is no need to play national anthem in cinema halls because if we want to respect our nation we can do that anywhere. Why only in cinema halls just because all gather there. Some come for fun. To spend time with their beloved ones. Standing up for 2 minutes is not an issue. But most of them won't do that. They are busy with their works. Actually no one bother about. One should feel the patriotism we can't force. I wanna conclude saying that if we really respect love care for the nation. Why only in cinema halls. We can feel patriotism anywhere and everywhere.

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Vidya Rati said: (May 17, 2017)  
The national anthem should be played in cinema halls. It is the place where we can see all the communities, different castes and religions of people together. Playing national anthem reminisces that we all Indians are one irrespective of sex, age, religion, region, language etc. It helps us to develop synergy. It leads us to move towards harmony and integrity.

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Gaurav said: (May 17, 2017)  
It's really funny knowing that why some people don't support playing national anthem in cinema halls.

See it totally doesn't matter how people respond to anthem call in cinema halls. I think it is just a reminder for every INDIAN sitting over their about who we are, from where we belong to ? and our duties and responsibilities towards our nation. Some people said that they don't like watching our anthem get insulted, I say it is not what you like or what you don't, instead it is your responsibility to make those people aware of our nation. The Fact is people don't take these responsibilities and then complains that we people don't have unity.

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Harsha66 said: (May 12, 2017)  
Hai, I'm Harsha.

In my view, it's not a mistake of playing national anthem in cinema halls That's because of cinema halls are places where all people come together whenever the number of people comes together if we sing our national song it shows our patriotism and says that all are equal in that halls.

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Rohit said: (May 10, 2017)  
We should respect our country's national anthem but cinema halls are not right places to play the national anthem.

The National anthem is the most sacred tune of our nation, such tune is played before the vulgar scenes, vulgar songs.

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Aman Sharma said: (May 4, 2017)  

According to me, there is no need to play our national anthem inside cinema hall, because its not necessary. If you want to show patriotrism for our country so you should strictly follow our country rules & regulations.

You need to give respect to our soldiers, support them & their family.

We all get a chance of participation when our national anthem is playing on the occasion of republic day &. Independence day.

But if you really want to be a part of the national anthem on some other days. So you need to consider my following suggestions.

1) You should play it every day in your home at morning.

2) You should raise your voice to start new rule which is to play it every day in colleges, public & private offices.

3) government need to make one national anthem zone inside every city so it will also become a great part of showing communal harmony.

Before starting movies playing of the national anthem is not correct because it's not a right place. Even we don't know how many peoples are get standing or not, with this our national anthem get insulted & disrespected.

So I am strictly against to this rule. (hope you like this).

Jai hind.

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Neeraj said: (May 3, 2017)  
Hi Guys,

Nowadays people are trying to play national anthem in cinema halls so we can not totally deny them that they are wrong. I mean before saying anything we should be aware of the reasons which are behind of this then we can say something. This time government is trying to give a clear picture of some important things and to keep understanding of national anthem is one of them. We know that national anthem is being played in cinema halls and is place of entertainment but national anthem is not a part of entertainment it is being played only for people's awareness so that they can fully aware with their national anthem because there are still many people who don't know about this so it is a one more way to give awareness of this. So, finally, I would like to say that national anthem is not an entertainment song there are some lines which appreciate to our national proud and we should know that national proud is ours proud all over the world.


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Tanveer said: (May 3, 2017)  
Before I tell anything on this topic, I need you to clarify this patriotism is a different thing and entertainment is different.

Most of the people watching movies for entertainment to get rid of stress. We all give respect to our national anthem, reciting national anthem in cinema halls is not correct its like we insult it, most of the people are there who don't like patriotism. Although stand for our national anthem for the unity nut national anthem should be recited in the schools, meetings, respective govt places not in the cinema halls. I conclude this don't attach the patriotism with the entertainment. It shows disrespect of our national anthem.

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Gokul Nair said: (May 2, 2017)  
The National anthem shouldn't be played in cinema halls, because along with the attentive audience there is an ignorant audience too, who do not pay attention to the minute things, such as standing in attention, standing wherever you are until the national anthem is over, not moving unnecessarily and much more. Also, their ignorance leads to the insult of our national anthem and to the nation as well. Also, suggesting that everyone should be taught the basic etiquettes to national anthem is not a practical approach. Hence, to avoid the insult and a feeling of rage within those who respect the country. It shouldn't be played.

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Khwaish said: (May 2, 2017)  
Yes, I think National Anthem should be played in the cinema hall. Everyone of us loves our country, so giving a tribute to all our freedom fighters is worth giving. And it's merely of 52 seconds which every Indian should spare. Love my country. Have a sense of understanding and respect of this National song. Jai Hind!

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Sonali said: (Apr 29, 2017)  
Hi. In my opinion, it does not make a difference whether the national anthem is played in a cinema hall or not. You cannot enforce patriotism over anybody.

I love my country but there are just not enough people who will do the same and actually pay their respect. I can give a simple example of an incident that took place recently to justify the above statement. While I was at the movies with a friend to watch the movie " Dangal ", everybody stood up at the beginning for the anthem before the movie played because we are obligated to do so since it is now a law. What happened after, was entirely surprising. There is a part in the movie where they play the anthem and nobody stood up because they weren't obligated to since it's not compulsory. The only ones who took the initiative to stand up were my friend and I after which only a few others followed. My point is that, whether it is in the movies or elsewhere, you cannot enforce patriotism. This has to come from within. So making it a rule will not make a difference.

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Madhu Kumari said: (Apr 29, 2017)  
No, I don't think it should be played in cinema halls because of many reasons firstly we go to cinema halls for entertainment and as national anthem is our national song which is very respectful for all so we all know that when it was played in school or college we all stood up in silence mode but in cinema hall if it is played then whose is there to see people stands or not ?

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Anna Angel said: (Apr 28, 2017)  
Playing National Anthem before movies is not a good idea. Injecting patriotism is not a right way, it will definitely cause pitfalls. I think in India, we all done our schooling along with a good start with a National Anthem, so there is no need to practice how to respect National Anthem. It's in our blood and we all love our country, and of course our National Anthem too. The Intention of watching a movie is purely entertainment and relaxation. In between, there is no need for a mock drill for patriotism. Because, while in the beginning, everyone will be in a rush for a ticket, popcorn, cokes, or eagerly searching for their seats, in between why should we create a space to show disrespect, even though they didn't do it to purposefully.

So, according to me, playing national anthem in meetings, schools, may be in workplaces will be fine and respected and we must avoid playing National Anthem in cinema halls.

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Twinkle said: (Apr 27, 2017)  
No, national anthem should not be played in cinema halls because national anthem is played in open sky and not under the roof. It shows disrespect towards our national song.

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Shristy said: (Apr 27, 2017)  
Yes, I totally support the fact that national anthem should be played in cinema halls because it can give rise to patriotism among people and make a person proud of his or her country moreover there are many people who do not know the full national anthem which is very shameful so it is a good initiative.

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Kamlesh said: (Apr 25, 2017)  
As per as my opinion, the national anthem is necessary for all Indian because of it can give a proud feeling.

According to me, we are many times stand in queues like a bus, train, traffic, doctor, bank, Railways, and etc then why people are not given the time for the national anthem.

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Xyz said: (Apr 22, 2017)  
No, I don't think national anthem should be played in cinema halls because I don't think the nationalism is something that shouldn't be forced upon anyone and also playing national anthem in cinema halls is not a best way to generate patriotism.

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Imthekrish said: (Apr 21, 2017)  
In my view, it should be played in cinema hall before starting the patriotic movies or movies on social thinking or movies about our soldiers then it will be a great respect for national anthem & also it will show our respect towards the society & soldiers & anthem that at least we are giving some part of time to sing national anthem from our entertainment time. It will give us the zeal to feel like a patriot, we will feel unite ourselves, i.e there are different variety & culture of people in cinema hall & we are presenting a unity in diversity that will a great achievement. Before watching the movie we will have the enthusiasm so that we can enjoy the movie with patriot feeling.

But it will a disrespect to play the national anthem before the adult or bulgur movies.

But our society will not change by playing national anthem anywhere whether it will be public or cinema hall, our society will change by changing our habits & doing a great contribution to the betterment of society.

Today's youngs are not on the right track so it will be a great measure to set back them on the right track & it depends on you whether you are respecting or not your national anthem.

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Laasya said: (Apr 21, 2017)  
This topic has two sides. Actually, nothing wrong in playing national anthem in theatres but playing it before the start of some vulgar films is some what disrespecting our national anthem. And playing anthem before all good movies will be a great decision made by the govt. At least for that 1 min we can feel about our nation, our culture, our freedom fighters.

One more thing is that our Indian government is not showing interest to play national anthem in colleges. When it comes to the matter of colleges. Colleges are the appropriate places to play national anthem than cinema halls.

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Arvind said: (Apr 20, 2017)  
Yes, national anthem should be played in cinema halls and all public places like cricket stadium. Panchayat Bhawan, schools, college, govt office because it binds in the colour of patriot.

Think, why our great hero Bhagat Singh, Azad and their team sacrifice their life. Only for the freedom of nation not for their own benefits. National anthem makes us proud. We all should respect it. It is a lesson for our future generations. Think something for the unity of the nation. To stand for 52 seconds in cinema hall will not need to paid extra money or stamina. No one will lose their energy. National anthem gives us a sense of patriot, unity.

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Archana Tayagi said: (Apr 20, 2017)  
I think it should be played in cinema hall because that 52 seconds are not boring for any Indian and it shows that how people from different religion stand together to show respect towards our country and for that who think it is boring task then please don't stand to do your work in that 52 seconds because showing respect to our country is not our duty it is our feeling that comes from our heart which encourages us to show respect and love towards our country.

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Arvind said: (Apr 14, 2017)  
The Nation is always first for me. If we can spend 3 hrs to watch the movie then why not 50 seconds for the national anthem. To stand for 50 seconds and to respect the national anthem makes me proud.

Jai hind.

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Swati said: (Apr 14, 2017)  
I think national anthem should not be played in cinema halls for all the film's going on like adult film, corrupted politics.

It should be played only when film related to nation are displayed on the screen lie border which creates a kind of respect towards our country before watching the movies struggled by our soldiers or national heroes.

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