Should national anthem be played in cinema halls?

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Govind Jadhav said: (Mar 17, 2018)  
According to my perspective.

National anthem should be played in cinema halls. Those leaders who have fought their entire life for our nation for independence. Nowadays as we all know our youth is 60percent out of 100 percent now a days youth often visit to cinema halls ithink it a good step to show patriotism. It bring us unity integrity brotherhood among the people. So, many people are saying it is not right place those people I want to say I think they do not belong to India. It hardly take 52 seconds. National anthem should be played India forever.

Jai Hind.

Jai Bharat Mata.

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Anu said: (Mar 15, 2018)  
Yes, I agree with this. As we are all concluding or ending our functions with the national anthem. So here also national anthem must be played.

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Sampada Kumar said: (Mar 14, 2018)  
I am afraid but I completely disagree with the idea of playing the national anthem before the screening of the movie. Actually, we have certain rules and principles to play national anthem with certain situations. The sense of patriotism comes naturally to a responsible citizen but it does not happen by force. Moreover, it played to create the sense of unity and integrity among people. It is played when we need to feel that we are united among many Diversities, such as playing national cricket team against opponents or participating our soldier any different global Initiative for peace and prosperity. While we play national anthem we should pay the respect. I don't think it is not appropriate to play anthem while we are watching a movie, which is really a commercial purpose of certain groups. What is the value of playing national anthem while the film is filled with romance, vulgarity and murder. Does not it disrespect our national anthem?

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Amit Aryan said: (Mar 9, 2018)  
Hello everyone.

I am Amit Aryan and in my opinion, I think there should be certain steps taken before implementing such rules and regulations.

Article 51 (A) of our constitution says that it is duty of every citizen of India to respect and abide by the cultur, tradition and honour of India. And when we say duty, it implies that it should voluntarily done by every citizen, not should be forced or imposed upon them.

But we can give them a chance to do their duty.

And that's why, I think national anthem must be played in the cinema hall to give citizens a sense of nationality, patriotism in them. But it should also be left to them whether they want to give respect or not. Just like, we get scheduled timing for movie screening, same way timing should be there for national anthem as well like exactly 5 mint. Before screening of the movie. So that, people can adjust according to that, they want to attain national anthem or not. If not, they can come after that scheduled time.

This way, patriotism wouldn't be forced in someone and also those who want such feelings to be evoked on such certain events can also get it in them.

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Akash Rajput said: (Mar 5, 2018)  
In my opinion, YES, national anthem should be played in cinema hall because most of the people get patriotic feelings only on republic day and independence day. Patriotism should be within our heart but it should be experienced practically. If we can watch a 3hr film can not we stand for 50 seconds? We should because if a soldier can stand for 24 hrs to protect our country we can stand for 52 seconds in cinema hall because it ignites patriotism feeling inside us nd shows prosperity and equality among the people of country.

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Aritra Majumdar said: (Mar 2, 2018)  
Good morning everyone, My name is Aritra Majumdar.

I feel that there shouldn't be a law that forces people to stand up for about a minute in the cinema hall before the movie is shown.

Because patriotism is something that should come from within.

Simply by standing up, it is no mark of respect for the motherland.

Also, we can't mock or jeer at people who are not standing up during the national anthem and call them traitors and other bad names without any actual justification.

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Vaishali Pal said: (Feb 28, 2018)  
He friends,

I was just wondering that many of you have said that it shouldn't be played because after that we are just going to disrespect it by breaking traffic signals, doing bad things etc, but what if look at the different view point. You are just going to do something wrong and it strikes uh that uh have just sung the national anthem uh may step back, but if it is not played uh will only get to hear on national days, these 52 seconds may prevent you from doing something wrong. Just look into it.

Than you.

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Supratik said: (Feb 27, 2018)  
National Anthem and Patriotism go hand-in-hand. It doesn't matter where it is played or what is the occasion if you hear National Anthem Stand-up give your respect. Now we all know India is a democratic country where people can have their own opinion and they all have free to do whatever they want. Now if someone in Cinema Hall is not standing up, you do not need to make them understand that they should stand-up respect National Anthem, they will stand on their own. One of the main reason National Anthem is Played in Cinema Hall is after our completion of High School we do not hear National Anthem on regular basis or played everyday in our neighbour so to keep the feeling of our Nationality inside us National Anthem is played and it is such a lovely song which will make you feel great. So just play along no one will charge GST from you to hear and stand for a Minute for National Anthem.

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Priya Goyal said: (Feb 26, 2018)  
Hello Friends, Everyone is saying it should be play and everyone should be stand up that time. But my opinion is there is no need to it because a person doesn't need to show their patriotic. And second is you can't enforce your rules on a person. Patriotic, love and desire come from the heart, not by force. If a person is patriotic then she/ he shouldn't show it by standing in a cinema hall when the national anthem is playing other than it they should help the needy person. The armies serve our country by standing on the border. They stand them whereby we can sleep free and our place with our family. So like that, we also show our patriotic by feed the hunger person and help the people. A person goes cinema for fun and enjoys not for the show their patriotic. What will happen if you play 52 second the national anthem they won't have to remember it in the 3 hours movie. So, I think national anthem shouldn't play in the cinema hall and shouldn't enforce your rule on others.

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Abhinav said: (Feb 25, 2018)  
Yes, why not.

Why does anyone not raise such kinds of question when national anthem is played before the play starts in a cricket match? It's because they think that the players are playing at the national level for their country and they should pay respect to the country by singing the national anthem. They are wrong. Personally, I don't think that patriotism has any link with the level at which you are contributing to the nation. So why can't we- as a common man sing the national anthem in the cinema halls. We used to sing the national anthem at the school and college level only, after that I don't think there is an institution where we get an opportunity to sing it again. And if we are getting an opportunity to sing national anthem then we should take it with both hands open.

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Sahasra said: (Feb 21, 2018)  
Hello everyone!

I do agree with the point that standing for 2 minutes will give us goosebumps, but after that we will indulge in movie and just forget about national anthem for which we have stood. Hereafter we will continue our bad practices as well in favour of us. To show patriotism means, it should come from within like helping the needy, guiding others not to encourage bad practices, and we can help our nation in various ways like as soldiers do. Soldiers sacrifice their lives to make us sleep well in our places and with beloved ones. But there are many people who don't even have the shelter. We can help others in their tough situations and let them feel happy. These can show that we can respect our country in such a easy and honest way rather than compelling others to stand for anthem and making us to pretend that we are having lots of love towards our nation. It should come from heart and it should be pure.

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Sahasra said: (Feb 21, 2018)  
Hello everyone!

I do agree with the point that standing for 2 minutes will give us goosebumps, but after that we will indulge in movie and just forget about national anthem for which we have stood. Hereafter we will continue our bad practices as well in favour of us. To show patriotism means, it should come from within like helping the needy, guiding others not to encourage bad practices, and we can help our nation in various ways like as soldiers do. Soldiers sacrifice their lives to make us sleep well in our places and with beloved ones. But there are many people who don't even have the shelter. We can help others in their tough situations and let them feel happy. These can show that we can respect our country in such a easy and honest way rather than compelling others to stand for anthem and making us to pretend that we are having lots of love towards our nation. It should come from heart and it should be pure.

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Aishwarya said: (Feb 19, 2018)  
National Anthem should be played in theatres. The one who can't give respect to his/her own country where they took birth, grow and use all the resources even without a second thought. Will not be able to give respect to anyone. If you can't give your 2min to respect National Anthem then it doesn't make sense if you say Vande Mataram. It's very bad to say even an opinion arisen 'whether it should be played? '.

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Karan said: (Feb 17, 2018)  
Yes! National anthem should be played in cinema halls because why not? If we can warm our seats for 2-3hrs just for a movie then why can't we stand and respect our national anthem just for 2mins. Every individual should respect their country and other countries aswell. We should be proud of our country. Cant we even stand for 2mins to respect our national anthem? Think about the soldiers, don't they have a life? Why do they risk their life? Soldiers stand day and night to protect our nation. If we cannot do that then atleast we should respect them by respecting our national anthem. Yes it should be played in cinema halls to inculcate the value of patriotism in everyone. Love your country, Respect your country.

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T.S.Biradar said: (Feb 14, 2018)  
National anthem should be played in the cinema hall. It gives feel proud, and some uneducated fellow will also come and see the movie at that time they might get value of anthem, they might change their thoughts, and it takes only 1minute time to feel happy, proud to be an Indian, and it might increase positive thinking, nowadays some ppl might, or they won't give respect to film industry, it helps to think positive. And it helps to maintain discipline in the cinema hall. Jai Hind.

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Karan Singh said: (Feb 11, 2018)  
Hello everyone.

In my opinion, the national anthem should be played in cinema halls. Because it reminds us of the nation"s unity, integrity and diversity. To all those who are saying that cinema is a place where people come to relax and enjoy, it is really ironical that you are ready to spend your 3 hours without any issues but standing for 52 seconds is objectionable for you. People who are saying that patriotism comes from within and you don't need to show it, just imagine if soldiers at the borders start thinking like this that patriotism is within me and I don't need to stand at borders to prove it then what will happen. Apart from this in today's life with so much cut-throat competition, where everyone is busy in shaping their career and planning future, somewhere in between we forget about our country, our patriotism get lost up. National anthem in cinema halls will ignite patriotic feelings in us and energize us to develop our nation.

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Vaishak said: (Feb 11, 2018)  
To all the people who are in favour of playing the national anthem in the movie halls, when you say that the anthem instils pride in you and to quote one of the answers, "gives goosebumps and butterflies", good for you! But when you say that it is the only way to respect the nation, I think you couldn't be farther from the truth. If a song is the only way you can think of instilling patriotism in people, you're rather weak in your will and seem like you can be swayed to the other side when not playing it!

Is that the case?

To say that there is only one way to feel patriotic and one way to properly respect an entity is dictatorial and not freedom. Even more ironic is when the people who feel so patriotic after the anthem pay bribes to cops, go the wrong side on the roads, litter the streets, etc after coming out of the movie halls. So much for the lecture on patriotism!

If you want to show your patriotism, stop enforcing your rules on others. Help people around you. Take care of your environment. Do things that make the world a better place to live. Branding anyone who thinks differently as an anti-national is just the beginning of a tyrant society.

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Abhiruchi Patil said: (Feb 6, 2018)  
The thing is not about standing for a minute and sitting for 3 hrs, the thing is how much do you understand the national anthem. Cinema halls are placed to relax and enjoy and not a place to prove your patriotism. What's the use if standing because when you leave the cinema halls you are going to litter it, going to bribe traffic police after breaking signals and continue with all the bad practice. If you really respect the Tiranga and stand for it income. A hall than why do triangles lie on the road after 26 Jan or 15 August?
Thank you.

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Prit Ranjan said: (Feb 5, 2018)  
Yes, I am in the favour of playing National Anthem in the cinema hall.

Now many of us here arguing that a cinemall hall is a place for entertainment n all.

I agree but what is the problem if we stand barely 52seconds for the national anthem?instead standing with other Indians for national anthem will make us feel proud of our nation. If we can watch the movie for 3 hrs there so we can also stand for the national anthem for a minute. Freedom fighters gave their life for our country can't we give one minute to our national anthem.

Jai Hind!

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Nimisha Dandriyal said: (Feb 3, 2018)  
In my opinion, patriotism comes from within. Playing national anthem in cinema halls is definitely not a way to express your patriotism towards one's country. Patriotism can be express in anywhere around the world by making the nation proud. So it should come from within and not forced.

Thank You.

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Khushbu Sharma said: (Feb 2, 2018)  
As per me playing the national anthem before movie should not create any problem to viewers because if they can give their 3 hours to a movie then they can also give 52 seconds for nation's integrity. But if we look from general perspective then one question would always be there that why it becomes mandatory to play the national anthem at places where people are far -far away from the feeling of patriotism. This method shows that Indians do not have any feeling toward their nation.

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Prema Reddy said: (Feb 1, 2018)  
Yes, National anthem should be played in cinema halls because it shows a respect and lives towards our country, not only Indians visits cinema hall there are even outsiders who will actually know the value of our country INDIA.


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Sayali said: (Feb 1, 2018)  
Yes, why not? If we provide our time for watching movie then why not for some nation's pride which is national anthem. From this we can give good example of our unity and our love toward nation.

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Jitesh Kumar Mittal said: (Jan 29, 2018)  
According to me, National Anthem should be played in cinema halls. Tell me one thing, what\'s the problem in playing it before a movie? If you are not playing it no issues. But if you play it then what's the problem? I think there is no problem. Instead while standing for national anthem with other 100 to 200 Indians will make you feel proud of your nation. There will be people from the different area of your city whom you don't even know. But while standing with them for national anthem a brotherhood feeling will come for them. And it is just about 52 sec. One more thing, other than twice in a year (26th Jan and 15th Aug) when do we play national anthem. So it is better to play it in the cinema hall.

Thanks and Regards

Jitesh Ku Mittal.

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Abhishek Singh said: (Jan 28, 2018)  
Yes, the national anthem is played in cinema hall because of one should have the feeling of patriotism alive in his heart and cinema hall is one place where many people go. Many people to promote our respect for our country.

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Vedant G said: (Jan 26, 2018)  
From my side, it must be mandatory according to the movie.

If it is played against any inappropriate movie it will show disrespect towards our nation but if played it would widen the chests of the cheerful young generations so the national anthem must be played against a fair and UA certified movie rather than an inappropriate movie.

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Tanya Sahni said: (Jan 24, 2018)  
Hi there,

In my view, national anthem should not be mandatory in cinema halls because nationalism is a thing which comes from within a person. We cannot force it on anyone. Moreover, cinema halls have a different kind of movies and playing the national anthem before any inappropriate movie is like insulting are a nation and it's dignity. Also, people come in theatres for their entertainment and not to prove their patriotism. So, rather than forcing this thing on anyone, we should make this thing a choice of every individual.

Thank you!

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Vishesh Porwal said: (Jan 23, 2018)  

I think the NATIONAL ANTHEM is the pride of our country and as well as the pride of those people who are genuinely respected to our motherland or our India. But if we are talking about the anthem be played in cinema hall so I think a cinema hall is a place where everyone who are coming to spend some time to enjoy a life with our friends and families. And cinema hall are also not a right place to show our feelings for our country. And the main and biggest thing is we are not forced to someone to stand in front of the TIRANGA and give the respect from the anthem.

So, the NATIONAL ANTHEM should not be played in cinema halls.

Thank you.

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Rohit Nautiyal said: (Jan 19, 2018)  
Hello there. I think that playing National anthem in cinema Halls is not a bad thing. The. Anthem is for the nation and it depends on the perceiving nature of human to interpret the meaning. Whenever I am in cinema hall to watch a movie, the national anthem reminds me that, " Boy you are safe. We the soilders are protecting you. " This thought makes me happy and thankful to at least stand up and pay a heart respect to the angels protecting our nation and there is nothing wrong by doing this.

One more thing I would like to add is that barely after our schooling we have heard national anthem every day. What was your last time you heard the National anthem. Maybe the answer will be in a " CINEMA HALL" only.

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Ravindra said: (Jan 16, 2018)  
I don't know why people can't stand for even 52 seconds of time, it's our motherland. We have the time to watch the movie for 3 hours but we didn't have the time to stand. Yes, it's our duty to show respect to our national anthem.

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Sumit Kumar said: (Jan 16, 2018)  

Why not? We all are INDIANS. Can't we show some Respect to our National identity for barely 52 seconds. Peoples who says that we should not play National athem in cinema halls, as it is a place for entertainment and all other stuff. Let me clarify, you all can stand for hours and hours in the cricket matches to boost up your favorite cricketer, to show your nationalism mostly when it is in between us and pakistan. So can't you stanfd for a minute, whats the problem in this, you are not paining your mood is not changing if you are standing for a minute, so stop behaving like a childrens and have some respect for the national identiy our National anthem and our national flag.

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Akansha Soni said: (Jan 13, 2018)  
I am totally against playing national anthem in cinema halls. Cinema halls are not the place where we have to show our feelings nd respect towards our country. Respect should come from heart and as well respect and love come in a place where we feel the spark of patriotism. Playing national anthem in cinema halls carry no sense. Cinema halls are the place where people come to spend time and have some fun with there friends and family but not to show the feeling of harmony and integrity.

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Sameer said: (Jan 12, 2018)  
Hi I am Sameer.

According to me, National anthem should not be played in cinema hall because It's not an appropriate place same as that of bars and pubs were we just visit for purpose of amusement. Instead, there are other viable options likes colleges political leader rally which can create a sense of patriotism before starting study and speech in case of political rallies.

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Nityasha said: (Jan 11, 2018)  
I will be going on this topic because we are Indians and I feel proud to be an Indian. In case of entertaining ourself we forget our duty. Away from entertainment we never try to get some time for cleaning our country but while seeing the movie the food or popcorn rapper we threw it their. If you ask anyone to say about cleaning he or she can but in work nothing so we should be patriotic.

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Aryan Singh said: (Jan 5, 2018)  
Hi, I am Aryan Singh.

As I know that National Anthem should not play in cinema Halls, it's the place of amusement, Look Differ category of movies release like B grade movie, should us watch the movie B grade after research of the national anthem. Patriot is shown by feelings, love, and should us do something for society, give it to India pride things. Due it people remind us not by standing in cinema halls at the play of national anthem.

But, National Anthem is being played at many theatres. SC has now made it mandatory for all the theatres. The move has not gone down well for some people but the majority have no objections. No move can appease all, there will always be some who oppose. SC must have considered squarely before pronouncing such compulsion. Those who are against it can voice and cite reasons for its better implementation.

India has many colors but when all stand up for the national anthem, it reminds sense of unity. The theatre is a few place where we as a family stand up for our National Anthem.

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Amrit said: (Jan 4, 2018)  
We are finding the new possibilities of survival in space to get other planets for HUMAN.

People who believe how to give and maintain the respect of national anthem by not to be played in such places like cinemas etc. I agree with them.

It smells fishy who is going to get the benefit out of it.

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Rishabh Gupta said: (Jan 1, 2018)  
No, I think National Anthem should not be played in cinema halls. First of all, the feeling of patriotism comes from within and it cannot be forcefully applied. Moreover, instead of playing National Anthem in the cinema halls where double meaning jokes and comedies take place, it can be played at other formal places like before proceeding with the parliament session or before a train or a flight journey.

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Shalini Tomar said: (Jan 1, 2018)  
In my opinion, national anthem should not be played in cinema halls. Our anthem is pride of our country, it is meant to reflect the strength of out nation, that needs to be expressed in open air, not under a roof. Singing national anthem means the sound should reach the people who are not singing it, and their heart and soul should get energized up for their country.

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Khushi Y.S said: (Dec 26, 2017)  
Whenever, I hear it, I feel so proud and I stand there where I have been. I think nothing will stop us to stand only for a minute and pay our due respects. Yes, I accept that cinemas are only for entertainment, but surely that doesn't stop us.

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Sunakshi said: (Dec 23, 2017)  
No, it should not be played in cinema halls. It is not necessary always to play national anthem everywhere, National Anthem holds immense importance for every country and so for India as well. Our gov. Cannot force people to show patriotism anytime and anywhere. We all have respect and love for our country and we do not have to prove it every time. It's totally useless and baseless, we all have sung National Anthem every day in the morning in our schools and also on our National festivals then what is the need to play it in cinema halls?

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Satyateja said: (Dec 19, 2017)  
Although, our National anthem Serves a treaty of happiness and memorizes the struggles of freedom fighters and it should not be played in closed rooms like theatres, malls etc. , and the major factor of playing the National anthem is for paying attention towards our country and soldiers.

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Priyanka said: (Dec 19, 2017)  
Yes, I support the order of the government To play national anthem in cinema hall.

While listening and singing national anthem I just feel proud and I feel so good by heart.

Our Indian army fights every day and night and stands for us in such a areas where we can't even survive for days. And whenever there is a terrorist attack so many people say we are with are India and people and army. All their patriotism comes out at that time. Those people can stand for hours in line for free jio Sim but they have a problem in standing for 2 mins during the national anthem. Those people should feel shame.

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Mareeswari.N said: (Dec 17, 2017)  
Hi all,

I totally oppose the national anthem playing inside the cinema halls. Actually, this is a good thing, but it is not a suitable place for playing that and not prove your patriotism inside the cinema halls. Because why we go for cinema halls? Just imagine we just go for enjoying our days with family or some special peoples. At the time these are things happened. What you think about your mind? just think. Obviously, this thinks something like boring the peoples and irritating also. Definitely different countries peoples also came into cinema halls and they do not know about our culture and our patriotism. This is not needed that peoples should know about our culture. At the same time, they don't know during the playing of national anthem they must stand for 2 mins are more. This is not our fault. This is our Indian government fault.

I also prefer playing of the national anthem is very good to think before the starting of offices and courts. Because this is must create the peoples energetic, stress-free, do their work properly, make the peoples truly, freshly start their day and everything.

Thank you.

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Dsr said: (Dec 11, 2017)  
Hi All;.

I totally support the idea of palying National Anthem in Cinema Hall. I don't think it will have any disrespect for our National Anthem. I also read some friends views that what would be the respect for our National Anthem before the start of Adult movies. It doesn't matter that's different part of anyone life and people go in Cinema Hall toust have some entertainment and they won't mind to stand up for 2 mjnutes while playing National Anthem.

I also recommend to make this rule mandatory in every private or goverment offices before the start of work or shifts inside and outside of offices. It will really have some very positive effect to our society.

One more thing that want to add here, we should also make a rule of sending every indians for Army service in the begining stage of their life i.e. at the age of 18 as this is the age where we will. Be able to inculcate huge patriotism in our young people for our country and automaticall it will be passed in the same way generations to generations. I am sure once we start doing all this so many bad things will automatically fade away in our this beautiful country.

Jai Hind! Vande Mataram.

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Supriya said: (Dec 10, 2017)  
I don't know why people can't stand for even 52 seconds of time, it's our motherland. We have the time to watch the movie for 3 hours but we didn't have the time to stand. Yes, it's our duty to show respect to our national anthem. Our freedom fighters have done a lot of things to get independence then why can't we people. While listening to our national anthem we will get goosebumps and we will think of it. Think once after our school days when we sing it again. And for illiterates it's too helpful so that they can know the meaning of national anthem. So guys please feel responsible and it's our duty to make people patriotic. We should stand and give respect.

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Shraddha Mishra said: (Dec 8, 2017)  
Our National Anthem was written by Rabindranath Tagore as a tribute to our motherland for whom thousands of people gave up their lives. It marks the sacrifice, the culture and the existence of a proud nation called INDIA.

It is because of an independent country like India, people are able to exercise freedom of speech and expression. Cinema is the right example of freedom of expression. Thus, we should thank those martyrs because of whom we are enjoying this freedom. I firmly believe, patriotism comes from the heart and it cannot be forced upon anyone but standing up for a few minutes to join your fellow countrymen and sing the national anthem will do no harm to anyone.

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Priyanka said: (Dec 4, 2017)  
Hello guys,

In my opinion, National Anthem should not be played in cinema halls because we cannot force someone to stand and give respect. Although we know that National Anthem is the pride of our country, so cinema halls are not the place to show our pride where people doesn't give respect by their choice. Instead of this, National Anthem should be played in Award function, popular reality shows where people will genuinely stand, give honour and admire for the same.

Thankyou :).

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Colin said: (Nov 26, 2017)  
Our national anthem reflects our culture. It is the pride of our country. It evokes a sense of pride, responsibility, and respect towards our country. But it should not be played at a cinema hall as patriotism comes from the heart of a person, people should not be forced to be patriotic and stand during the national anthem before the national flag. Cinemas are for entertainment purposes and playing the national anthem before certain movies (ADULT) would totally disrespect and shame the national anthem.

When the national anthem is played in the cinema the person is more interested in the movie going to take place though he may stand up he will not be respecting it fully.

If we sing our national anthem to show that respect and honor our motherland we should do it with the sky on top of our heads and not under a roof. We should do it with no walls to bound the praise of our motherland. We should do it, it by helping our country prosper.

But, I do respect my national anthem and I'm proud to be an Indian.

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Lolit said: (Nov 25, 2017)  
No, national anthem should not be played in cinema halls as the place is for entertainment. We can show patriotism every queue here else. And everyone loves their motherland and everyone respects it. And there can be more than 1 country then you cannot play the only onever national anthem. That will show that you do not respect out nation.

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Dibha.S. said: (Nov 25, 2017)  
Listening to the National Anthem of one's own country is something that fills the mind with an immense pride. I indeed feel that National Anthem should be played not only in cinema halls but also in other ceremonies of national importance.

One may feel that merely standing for two minutes does not portray patriotism, but if one cannot spare out even two minutes for his country in his joyous time (which Mother India has showered on him), how can it be ever expected that such a person will even care about his country when she needs him the most!

Doing such small things can do big wonders. I admit that in this busy life schedule it is difficult to take care of others and serve our country, but such minute actions will really give us a feeling of satisfaction and pride.

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Aabha Jaiswal said: (Nov 24, 2017)  
I think national anthem should not be played in cinema halls because by forcing someone to stand doesn't prove that he is patriotic. Everyone loves their country but they have their own way to give respect to their motherland. You can't force anyone and it doesn't make any sense.

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Nehalika Prakash said: (Nov 21, 2017)  
According to me, the national anthem should be played in cinema halls as it an important means of showing respect to our patriotism not only singing but honouring it is also important it shows how patriotic we our to our motherland and when the national anthem is been sung the small kids notice and follow everyone by standing and honouring the flag they understand the importance of our national flag.

JAI HIND Thank You.

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Navya said: (Nov 21, 2017)  
Patriotism comes out of love and respect for one's nation and cannot be force-fed to anyone just by making them stand up while the national anthem plays and the national flag is in view. Cinemas aren't the right place to show patriotism. Cinemas are a place for entertainment and playing national anthem before some adult (18+) movies totally disrespects it.

National anthems are to be played at formal occasions. Patriotism can also be displayed by loving one's country with open eyes and not only by playing the national anthem at cinemas.

I do respect my national anthem and I'm proud to be an Indian.

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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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