2015 has showed us that Bollywood needs not to borrow content from Hollywood anymore
Millions of Bollywood freaks are probably tired of watching films which are “inspired” by Hollywood. India, despite being the country to produce the second largest number of films annually, has been unfairly obsessed with Hollywood and its creation. While it’s agreeable that Hollywood walks way ahead of us in terms of financial and technical resources, we, as a country, never lacked creativity and imagination. Feels to glad to say, 2015 shows signs of adulthood!
Content decides a film’s fate. The USP is always to cater to and appeal to your relevant audience with the right dose of content. When we say ‘relevant” audience, we do point at the different types of audience Indian cinema has; the ones who synonymize ‘film’ & ‘entertainment’, & the ones who like thought-provoking cinema. Content, in any case, is the determining factor. Original content that consists of self-created plots, is anytime more effective and has larger potentials of being appreciated.
2015 has had thrillers like ‘Baby’, ‘Talvar’, ‘NH10’, ‘Detective Byomkesh Bakshi’, ‘Drishyam’, biopics like ‘Manjhi The Mountain Man’, ‘Mary Kom’, original pieces of art like ‘Masaan’, ‘Piku‘ . ‘Tamasha’. Films like ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’, ‘Margarita With A Straw’, ‘Titli‘ were like hard hits on the unpleasant reality. We have ahd entertainers like ‘Dilwale’, ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’, ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan‘ . With an ‘ABCD’, you can now proudly take on Hollywood’s ‘Step Up’. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Bajirao Mastani’ has set an all new standard of cinematic beauty, ‘Bahubali’ is a pathbreaking film which has redefined Indian VFX. The list will go on, the verdict stands the same. We are growing. Keep revenue aside for a moment; we are growing content-wise.
A film-maker, a film-critic or just a viewer; this should be a fact of immense pleasure. Cinema in India is just not cinema; it rather acts like a mass medium. It forms, breaks and molds opinions. It shows, it reveals.
Let’s embrace adulthood.