Two sessions were held on the third day of the four-day Gwalior International Literature Festival being organized at the National Institute of Tourism and Travel Management (IITTM) Institute under the aegis of Udbhav Cultural and Sports Sansthan, All India Sahitya Parishad and Central Academy School.
In the first session, discussions were held on the interrelationship between theatre, film and literature and in the second session, discussions were held on the topic of folk literature, literature and society. Eminent filmmaker and lyricist Piyush Mishra; litterateur Dr. Nand Kishore Pandey and Padma Shri Dr. Vidya Bindu Singh threw light on important aspects. The speakers threw light on the changing facets of cinema in India.
The second session was conducted by Brij Kishore Dixit and Prof. Vandana Kushwaha. They opined that drama, cinema and literature are three different disciplines. All three should be kept separately.
They also expressed that fact that literature is always visible in cinema but now the film industry runs on money. Literature is still running on the ancient culture, whereas cinema has become based on real events of the modern society; in such a situation there is a difference between the script of literature and cinema.
They added that it is a fact that cinema and drama always went with literature. The writers wrote the scripts according to the films. There has been an effect of professionalism in the purpose of cinema. According to them all that has changed because of materialism.