Rakesh Roshan on why B’wood movies aren’t working

Rakesh Roshan said that a ‘big chunk of the audience’ is no longer able to connect to the subjects picked by filmmakers. The veteran actor and filmmaker, who celebrated his 73rd birthday recently, spoke about why Bollywood films were not working at the box office, in a recent interview.

Rakesh, who has directed hit films like ‘Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai’ (2000) and ‘Koi… Mil Gaya’ (2003), which also featured his son, actor Hrithik Roshan, spoke about songs being an integral part of movies. He also said Bollywood should learn from ‘Pushpa or RRR’ as ‘each and every song’ from the pan-India films ‘became a craze’. He added that Bollywood filmmakers were trying to make ‘so-called modern cinema’ but it works with ‘only one percent of the population’.

Rakesh told Bollywood Hungama, “That (Hindi films not working at the box office) is because people are making films that they and their friends like to watch. They are picking subjects that appeal to a very minuscule section of the audience. A big chunk of the audience cannot relate to it. Another major problem is that the songs are going out of the film… Earlier, there used to be 6 songs…”

Rakesh also said that, unlike Hindi movies, Telugu and Tamil films were still sticking to ‘rooted stories’ and presenting them in a ‘very upgraded way’, keeping in mind the ‘commercial sensibilities’.

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