I am pretty sure YRF has arranged things so that no news breaks except for the Thugs posters. But I am sick of talking about the Thugs posters! And there’s no other news! So I have to fall back on discussion posts. Oh well, I always really enjoy talking to you all, hopefully you enjoy talking to me too.
This is a question Anonymous asked me on Monday, and I wanted to make it the Wednesday discussion question, but then I thought of another question instead and didn’t have a place for it. So, here! A fun thing to discuss on a Tuesday!
Question: What do you think are the most overrated/underrated films and/or actors in Indian film? Any industry is allowed.
Here’s my answer from Monday:
I think Ranbir is probably the most overrated actor in Hindi film. For underrated, I think Amit Sadh. It’s a hard question, especially the “underrated”, because of course if they are underrated I don’t even know about them!
In terms of films, the nice thing is that overhyped movies tend to fade away quickly. So 15 years ago I would have said Bhansali’s Devdas, but now that has slipped down to a more reasonable level than it held then. As of right now, Sanju is definitely the most overhyped. But I have faith that within a few years it will be forgotten and we can all move on. Same goes for underhyped films, most of them end up finding their place as time goes on. Right now I think A Gentleman is the winner, but since the success of Stree I am sure people will start discovering it and it won’t be underhyped for long.
(How can you not like this movie????)