There is a demand for boycott of ‘Brahmastra’ on social media these days. Earlier, there was a campaign to not watch films like Lal Singh Chaddha, Dobara, Shamshera, Rakshabandhan and many more. But the thing to note was that the name of South’s films never came in this trend. Ever wondered why? On the contrary, users are constantly giving attention to the stars and films of South. Their nature and conduct are being discussed loudly.
Bollywood never worked on its shortcomings. On the contrary, when people compared him with South’s films, he started calling everyone Indian cinema. Many big makers said that it should be seen as Indian cinema and not the cinema of South and North. Whereas before this the view was different.
Once, South’s superstar Chiranjeevi, while talking about the attitude of Bollywood, said that he had attended the program in Delhi. Many big Bollywood stars were involved there. He told how Indian cinema was known and told only as Bollywood. In that event, there were pictures of superheroes including Shahrukh Khan, Dilip Kumar to Devanand, but only one picture was from South. But I am thankful to films like RRR and Baahubali which have made people understand the importance of South.
Let us discuss those 5 reasons why Bollywood should really learn some things from the South.
1. The death of Sushant Singh Rajput and the arrogance of Bollywood
This outcry about Bollywood has mainly happened after the death of Sushant Singh Rajput. For the first time, the boycott of Bollywood was also mentioned extensively. Sushant’s fans raised questions about Bollywood’s arrogance and there was a debate about outsiders and insiders in Bollywood.
Recently, the director of The Kashmir Files, Vivek Agnihotri, while talking to Times Now Navbharat, said that behind the flops of Bollywood, it is the pride of Bollywood people, which is now known to the audience. After knowing their reality, they want to boycott them.
2. Not caring about religious sentiments
All the films that have been boycotted so far have been accused by people of targeting a particular religion on Bollywood and inciting Hindu sentiments. In a program, BJP leader Sudhanshu Trivedi had also said that in the 50 years of Bollywood journey, a person wearing saffron or dhoti kurta was never shown in a positive role. A pure Hindi speaker is either a villain or a comedian. Many users shared the same thing on Twitter and talked about boycotting Bollywood. By the way, whatever be the business, you should see the customers as God, but in this industry God is the actor. Crores of people die on these actors, but these stars do not care for them at all.
3. Mandir Masjid race for appearances
Nowadays, stars are trying hard to make their films a hit. He is bowing his head from temple to mosque. The stars who often used to go on vacation are now taking blessings by visiting temples and dargahs. This atmosphere is starting to look like elections. Just like before the election a politician moves towards temples and mosques to attract the voters, similarly these stars are also making all efforts to get the audience in their favor before the release of the film. Sometimes the picture of Alia-Ranbir comes out from Ganga Aarti and sometimes the team of Emperor Prithviraj reached the Somnath temple to visit. So Tara Sutaria and Tiger also reached a dargah in Mumbai.
4. Nothing new, same worn out melody
The soul of cinema is its story. its content. If there is no content, then there is no audience. Then no one can save the film from flopping and the same is happening in Bollywood. He is engaged in roasting the worn-out story time and again. That’s why they have to listen to the truth of the people. There was a time when it was said that only three things work in South’s films, entertainment, entertainment and entertainment. But today the situation is such that the whole world is giving examples of South films. There is a demand for films like RRR to be given an Oscar. But today Bollywood is also looking behind in this matter.
5. Bollywood people could not make a connection with the fans like South
It is very important to have a relationship between a star and a fan. Only the fans should respect the star and the star keeps on waving the flag of his stardom, it no longer survives the fans. In the age of social media, fans have come to know more of these stars. Remember that video of KGF’s ‘Rocky Bhai’ on social media, in which the security guard stops the fan from meeting Yash, then Yash comes forward and removes the security guard and goes to the fan and clicks the photo. This style of the actor goes viral on social media even today. This thing is not only seen in Yash but from Ram Charan to all other South stars. He is seen saying special things about the fans in many interviews. He also respects his fans and that is why fans also worship him like gods and goddesses. But Bollywood people could not make this relationship with their fans.
Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are the personal views of the author.