Actor Piyush Mishra praised film directors of the ‘South Indian film industries’ for being ‘more intelligent and innovative’, and said that Bollywood filmmakers work on the ‘same formula forever’. In a new interview, Piyush talked about how films like ‘Pushpa: The Rise’ are “typical of their genre” but presented to the audience in a new way.
He also noted that Tamil and Malayalam are ‘very old languages’ and parts of ‘very old cultures’, which is why the filmmakers there ‘research very well’ on the ‘detailing of their films’. On being asked whether films that can affect people’s lives deeply are still being made, he replied that ‘no such films are being made in North India’. However, he praised director Rajkumar Hirani and his film ‘3 Idiots’ calling it one of the exceptions.
In an interview with ANI, Piyush said, “Directors of South Indian film industries are more intelligent, have more IQ and are more innovative compared to us (Bollywood directors). It is our foolishness that we are working on the same formula forever. Films from South India like ‘Pushpa’ are typical of their genre with lots of action, violence and flashy sequences but it is presented to the audience in a new way. I also worked in a South Indian film named ‘Indian 2’ with Shankar recently. In my first experience working with him, I realized how innovative he was. He presents the same concept in a variety of ways and represents the culture better.”
Piyush is set to perform in Raipur as part of his ‘Aarambh Hai Prachand’ concert series with a big band. He is also writing a book titled Tumhaari Aukaat Kya Hai Piyush Mishra (What’s your status Piyush Mishra?) which is an autobiographical novel set to come out on January 13, 2023.