India is the largest producer of movies in the entire world. Bollywood, Kollywood, Tollywood, Sandalwood, Mollywood and other regional cinema industries together produce more movies than any nation in the world.
However, there is no hiding from the fact that Tollywood and Sandalwood have been producing blockbuster movies. Films like Baahubali 1, Baahubali 2, RRR, Pushpa part 1, KGF 1, and KGF 2 have received tremendous responses from fans all across the country.
Dangal is the highest-grossing Indian movie worldwide at the global box office. The film fetched a staggering record of Rs 2024 crore.
Meanwhile, actor Manoj Bajpayee opened up about the content in movies nowadays and how the convo has been revolving around the box office collection and numbers.
In an interview with journalist Puja Talwar, the actor said, “Koi baat hi nahi karraha hai ki film kaesi hai? Koi baat karne ko raazi nahi hai performances kaesi hai. Baki departments ki kya contribution hai? Kya hai na hum sab ₹1000 crore aur ₹300 crore aur ₹400 crore mein phasein huye hai.
“Yeh jhagda kaayi saalon se chal raha hai aur mujhe lagta hai ki yeh khatam hone wala hai nahi (No one wants to talk about the film or the performances or contribution of the other departments. We are all stuck in collections of ₹1000 crore, ₹400 crore and ₹300 crore. This debate has been going on for a long time and I don’t think it will end).”
He further added, “Now critics are saying ‘Why don’t you make films like them? Why is your film not working?’ It’s been asked to those in the mainstream. Those in the mainstream are being put in the witness box by their own mainstream critics. As for me, I was never a part of that world. I used to go sometimes to that world for some reason but would come back again.
“For us getting our film released in theatres was tough before. Now it gets tougher due to the ₹1000 crore films. OTT has been a boon. It was a boon for actors like me. It was a boon for so many other talents, so many other faculties. It’s heartwarming to see all of them busy and consumed by OTT and such amazing work that they are doing.”