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Rakesh Roshan on the failure of Bollywood films: Director Rakesh Roshan believes that Hindi cinema today lacks stories and music. In an interview recently, he talked about the box office failures of Bollywood films and how audiences want to see cinema that is “rooted” in our culture. The veteran actor and director took examples from SS Rajamouli’s films RRR and Baahubali.Also Read – Prakash Jha Says Boycott Not Reason For Laal Singh Chaddha’s Box Office Failure: ‘You Can’t Say…’

By talking to bollywood hungama, he said, “People make movies that they and their friends like to watch. They choose topics that appeal to a very small part of the public. Much of the public cannot identify with it. Rakesh added that even the kind of music that would make actors into superstars is missing from films today. Also Read – Liger Failure: Distributor Says Boycott Ruins Poor Crew Members’ Families – ‘If Vijay Deverakonda Was Too Confident…’


He said that people remember a hero from the music of a movie and we don’t understand those dynamics of commercial cinema today. “Aap puraane gaano se hero ko yaad rakhte hai (You remember the actors because of the old songs). Whenever you listen to old classics, you remember the heroes that were in those songs. Nowadays, since there are no songs, toh hero yaad nahi aate hai (no one remembers the hero). As a result, becoming a superstar is very difficult right now,” he explained. Also Read – Anupam Kher Reacts To Anurag Kashyap’s Remark On Box Office Failure Of Bollywood Movies: ‘It Turned Out He Was Wrong’


Referring to blockbuster films from the South Pushpa and RRR and why they ended up being so successful at the Box Office, Rakesh said they are bigger and represent our culture. “If you see movies like RRR and Baahubali, they have stories beaten to death. Baahubali is very similar to Karan Arjun. But it was presented on a larger scale. Even the songs were larger than life and so people were drawn in. Aur hamare Bollywood filmmakers ko pata nahin kya ho gaya hai,” he said.

The director of films like Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai, Koi Mil Gaya and the krish franchise, mentioned that we’re just too busy to do the kind of cinema we love, we’re not doing what audiences love. “They have moved away from the roots of Indianness. They try to make so-called “modern cinema”, but it only works with 1% of the population. It does not serve the B and C centers. So if you choose topics that cater to the C, B and A centers and present them in a very original way, it will appeal to everyone”, a- he concluded.

Director Prakash Jha, known for directing films like Rajneeti, Gangajal and Arakshan among others, echoed the same sentiments as Rakesh Roshan recently. Speaking to the media at an event, he said directors don’t make movies with an X factor. He spoke about the box office failure of Laal Singh Chaddha and said: “You have made such a film that the majority of those who have seen it do not praise it. I have yet to find anyone who said, “Wow, what a movie that was.”

Do you agree with Rakesh Roshan here?