What is up with bollywood - Date 05/11/2007
Okay year 2006 ended with a big dash with Dhoom2 - and the same way the year 2007 started with a big dash with Guru - but what happened after that!? It is MAY - almost half way through the year 2007 and we don't have any note worthy movies after Guru ?!! Yeah there is The Namesake, Provoked - but well they did not do good on the box office either- what is going on?? And on the other hand there is Spider Man 3 - which opened to packed theaters in India - putting it along side Krishh and Dhoom2 - check out box office report on rediff or at indiafm!! I guess the taste of indian movie goer is changing and now they don't want to go to theater for a movie which fails to provide the desired entertainment. Well, they do have options now - take a look back at 2006 - great movies through out the year, and once they are used to those kind of movies, obviously 2007 was disappointing for them and then comes Spiderman-3 in not only Hindi but Bhojpuri, Tamil, Telugu - putting it in direct competition with not only the bollywood movies but also regional movies. And if this trend is continued, the bollywood movies will be in direct competition with hollywood movies, which will force them to improve the quality and reduce the quantity. So get ready to see some real changes the way bollywood movies are made and anyways now that big production houses are taking over it is going to be a whole different scenario. Though a lot of small budget movies are really good, I am just hoping in this new scenario they also find a way to survive - in this time when even a big budget Yash Raj movie with A class star cast bombs at box office - it will surely be tough. But it will be in our hand to make sure that the good movies gets their due and survives.