Bollywood has gone global in the last few years, thanks to the filmmakers and actors who worked hard to take the Indian film industry to the top.
Indians feel proud to have such great films directed and produced here which break the box-office records. But there are a few disappointing facts which accompany the big achievements.
More than focussing on acting, B-Town has become a mode of business. The 'hit' and 'flop' tag in Box Office decides the future of the film, and less importance is given to the storyline.
Here are a few facts in support of the argument.
- The new trend of the 100-crore club has surely given the film industry immense success. But few of the films which crossed the 100-crore mark were just not up to the mark. The scripts were not strong, yet they were considered 'hits' at the box office.
- Be it "Happy New Year" or "Dhoom 3", the films made it big due to the Khan surname.
- How could Aamir Khan, known as Mr. Perfectionist, do a film like "Dhoom 3".
- The king of Bollywood, known for his romantic and intense looks, Shah Rukh Khan has broken the records of doing films which defy logic, but his name does the trick as the movies invariably make it to the 100-crore club.
- Sadly, films like "Ragini MMS" earned more than Irfan Khan starrer "Paan Singh Tomar", "Lunch Box" and "Gangs of Wasseypur." These films had a strong storyline and were appreciated by the viewers but did not mint much money.
- In Bollywood, item songs have become mandatory in a film. A good item number with a popular actress is believed to be the formula for a hit film.
- The biggest question: Why filmmakers try to copy Hollywood films, in the process making it worse? Be it the remake of a superman film or a horror story, Bollywood lacks the expertise to make a go of it.
Check out the above slideshow of 2014's films that crossed the 100-crore club.