This post is dedicated to all those smart punks who spend hundreds of rupees on first day first show of Harry potter series but strongly believe that movies like “Dabangg” and actors like “Rajnikant” are deteriorating Bollywood standards. Oh so Harry Potter is truly an ideal film for these world class critics when the movie itself is totally without any sense and is totally based on mythological creatures some of whose part is even copied from our Indian Mythology. At least people can relate to most part of Rajnikant’s movies, leave aside the insane stunts of Rajnikant, the great.
Perhaps people fail to realize that there is a simple term known as “genre” which is used for classification of movies based on their themes. Its highly unfair to see all movies through a single lens based on what we like. If somebody likes serious movies based on realistic situations, they shouldn’t humiliate Salman Khan for being a superhero who can kill enemies with a single punch in a real life situation in the blockbuster movies “Wanted & Dabangg”.
The first and foremost purpose of cinema is entertainment and not just public awareness. If Rajnikant or SRK can bring giggles by doing out of the world unrealistic scenes than what’s wrong in it? If somebody wants to feel relaxed and watch a funny movie without using too much of his/her brain cells then such movies are no less than a messiah for them which clearly explains the grand success of such masala movies on box office. No one should mock these movies if they cannot appreciate such genres.
Its another thing that there are is hardly any scope for serious cinema in Bollywood as we do not have enough mature audience for such themes so I believe that our superstars like SRK, Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan ,etc. should also experiment more with realistic movies aiming for Oscars. We have the pre-requisite talent for such movies but what is now needed is promotion and good publicity for their success. Aamir Khan has already proved it with “Taare Zameen Par” and Amitabh Bachchan with “Black” but what is lacking now is the effort for more as producers just want sure shot money and hesitate to experiment.
Let actors do whatever they want to as long as they keep entertaining but do hope for genuine cinema as well as Oscars winning movies.