Bollywood crumbling under the weight of South cinema: The success of South Asian cinema has been devastating to Bollywood. In contrast to the current buzz around South films easily crossing the Rs 1000 crore mark, Hindi filmmakers seem pleased with a paltry Rs 100-200 crore.
Is keeping your hopes up or being positive like climbing Nanda Devi?
Bollywood crumbling under the weight of South cinema: The movie mafia of Mumbai’s tinsel town getting nervous. Is keeping your hopes up or being positive like climbing Nanda Devi? SS Rajamouli’s RRR and Prashanth Neel’s KGF: Chapter 2 are making a lot more money around the world than Bollywood movies. The losses are making producers, actors, and celebrities in the Hindi film industry feel uneasy. In this case, what will it take to make a sudden cloudburst happen? Is making friends with the South to work together on projects enough?
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Bollywood crumbling under the weight of South cinema: You could say “Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 is making money” to explain it. Yes, boyish-looking Kartik Aaryan has a reason to smile because his part is expected to make more money (nearly Rs 250 crore) than Akshay Kumar’s movie did (Rs 83 crore). But if the conversation is about Rs 1000 crore or more, does it make sense to dance in the 100-200-300 crore clubs? We won’t count The Kashmir Files (Rs 251 crore) because its director, Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri, has always made it clear that he is an independent filmmaker whose work has nothing to do with how the industry works.
Since the successful drama didn’t have any stars, we doubt that the blue-collar people of Bollywood would even think of calling it a product of their circuit. Call it stepmotherly or cold, but the way Agnihotri is always treated doesn’t bother her at all. The director is busy getting ready to drop another truth bomb in the form of The Delhi Files next year. He is on a tour of humanity around the world right now. Since the Indian audience wants stories that make sense and are based on good historical and political research, it looks like he will enjoy putting on the director’s hat again.
Akshay Kumar’s Movie, Samrat Prithiviraj fail
Bollywood crumbling under the weight of South cinema: Khiladi Kumar, who plays a young and dashing Chauhan in Samrat Prithviraj, has warned his fans that if the film flops, he will return to Rowdy Rathores and Housefulls. What he omitted to consider is whether moviegoers, who have a newfound passion for Indic and accessible filmmaking, will accept his raunchy comic franchises. Will people accept Dwivedi’s bad effort (apart from the incorrect dialect and history) and welcome Grade B movies with stupid themes and crude conversations that aren’t clever or cerebral?
Bachchhan Paandey is Farhad Samji’s remake of Tamil movie Jigarthanda. Kumar’s pain, dissatisfaction, or whatever you want to call it is justifiable, as his film earned just Rs 14 crore while Samrat Prithviraj struggled to enter the 100 crore club (standing at Rs 63 crore now). Film fans are demanding, it appears. Or, are they fed up with the Hindi cinema industry’s opportunism, which has become too obvious? Example: Razneesh Ghai’s Dhaakad (which earned an appalling Rs 4 crore only). Kangana Ranaut has felt the pinch.
Allu Arjun’s Pushpa is a huge success
Bollywood crumbling under the weight of South cinema: The Hindi belt of the country was very surprised by how well Sukumar’s movie Pushpa: The Rise did. Bollywood never thought that thug-like Allu Arjun would be more popular than Ranveer Singh as the legendary Kapil Dev in Kabir Khan’s 83, which made Rs 190 crore on a budget of Rs 271 crore and made Rs 365 crore at the box office. 83 told the story of the Indian cricket team’s legendary World Cup victory against West Indies in 1983. But given that the Telugu industry has always set the standard for how to talk about numbers, the bigwigs in Mumbai should have seen this coming. Even with all of Salman Khan’s awards, Baahubali: The Beginning’s huge gross of Rs 520 crore beat out Kabir Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan’s gross of Rs 320 crore in 2015.
Two years later, no one really took a chance by putting their movies out around the same time as or near Baahubali. In the End, knowing that people all over India would rush to see the movie to find out why Katappa killed Amarendra Baahubali. Since the Prabhas goliath has made Rs 1800 crore worldwide so far. International production companies are looking at Tollywood and Kollywood as places to invest. Bollywood’s status as India’s top movie destination is definitely in trouble. Now, the question is whether or not Ayan Mukherji’s Brahmastra. (Shiva, the first part of a trilogy that cost Rs 300 crore to make) will be able to give it new energy and electricity. Just wait and see.