Let’s say that Hindi films are all horrible, and the crossover hits from the southern industries are hits because they are bringing in things we are missing. And let’s say I am correct in the elements I picked out for these three. Which of these elements/movies brought something you have most been missing?
Okay, here is where you say “But, all those movies include romance and stardom and family stories!” I am aware! Just for the sake of discussion, I am boiling them down to an individual element for each.
Yes, I still haven’t seen it. But I will. And I know just from the promotions and the coverage that it is alllllllllllllll about Allu Arjun. In a way Hindi films are afraid to be, afraid to give in fully to the star film concept, the story that revolves around one person, the over the top worship of the star at the center, and so on.
HA! I have seen this one!!!! And it is alllllllllllll about the romance. The title says it, right there, come watch this movie if you want a love story. When was the last time Hindi cinema said straight up “it’s a romance!” instead of “it’s a human drama” or whatever.
Seen this one too! And what leaps out at me is how many people I know, on DCIB and elsewhere, who watched it with their kids. Oh, and my parents saw it and loved it too! So a classic 8 to 80 kind of movie, a nice fun simple plot anyone can enjoy.
Okay, of these 3 movies, which do you think MOST fills a place that is missing in Hindi cinema?
I’m gonna say Minnal Murali! For me, the idea of a movie that appeals to all ages, and all ages can watch together, is an essential part of Hindi film and something that’s been missing for a long time. Except for Salman Khan movies, of course 🙂