June 8, 2017

Baahubali 2 the Game Changer. Will Bollywood now Stand Up and be Counted? Nepotism Emerges as Big Offset!

Baahubali 2 has been a big game changer at Indian Box Office. Film has amassed a huge 1000+ crore nett in India. With growing population, new cineplex and higher ticket prices there is a huge untapped potential market in India for film business. So far no film has tapped that, untill Baahubali 2. 

There have been films in past which did remarkable business, but after 2-3 weeks it slowed down. Which is not in case of Baahubali 2.

Baahubali 2 not only took record breaking opening, but also showed best trending in years or may be in decade. Last such trended film comes to mind is Gadar that is way back.

Baahubali 2 is not only a benchmark for South Indian films to follow but to Bollywood market also. It is a case study. It shows, more than star power, today's audiences want good content in films. Baahubali 2 has everything. Film had a great story to tell. It is made on large canvas. Makers took years to make it. Yes, everything can't be a Baahubali 2. But atleast film makers can now take inspiration from the film and do their best in coming times.

Coming to Bollywood film makers. If we cut out films of Aamir Khan and Salman Khan, then story is dismal for rest of Bollywood films. Still film makers want to make a film in same stereo typed old school story telling. They are happy whenever a film cross 100 crore nett in India. Some are happy just with 50 crore nett. Yes, a 'Hindi Medium' kind of film can't make it to 100. But we are having a generic talk here. 

What we think, they need a total changeover and make over now. Need to make films which connect with audiences and heartland of India. Just not make films whose content looks only good in table behind closed AC room. 

Another big factor is nepotism which is killing Bollywood big time now. There is dearth of new talent because of this. Nepotism is not only prevalent in casting department, but also spread to all the rest of film making processes. This is a sad state of affairs. In fact the way things are heading nepotism will be more prevalent in coming times as there are more star kid launching is planned. And everyone knows except one or two rest all will bite the dust soon. How then Bollywood will grow? Untill, Bollywood comes up clean and think big, we may still be happy with 50 crore or 100 crore film, whereas all India potential now shoot upto 1000 crore and beyond.

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  1. Thank you for for this article. Especially the nepotism section. My question is,does india have acting schools or institution for technical knowledge?! Then it's a waste bkoz we don't ever get to see the talents that these institutions are producing. All we see are star Kids that know nothing about reality,talentless and spoilt brats. The problem is bollywood power brokers like Karan Johar that should bring us real hardworking talents he is the very guy leading The surge of nepotism

    1. Yes... there is school. If film making then Kabir Khan has come from that and many others.. If acting then lots of came including superstar Shah Rukh Khan himself.


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