For decades in India, Bollywood was considered the only cinema that made Hindi language films, while the film industry of other languages was considered regional. But is that changing now?
Last week, the Kannada language film, KGF2, which has been dubbed in several other languages, was released on about four and a half thousand screens across India. This number was usually limited to the films of superstars like Salman Khan in Bollywood.
Following the brilliant start to the sequel to the 218 film about the life of a gangster, in which the hero fights for control of the gold mine, it looks like it will become a huge hit at the Indian box office. Is.
Shortly before KGF2, the Telugu language blockbuster film RRR was released and audiences are still flocking to the cinemas in North India to watch it.
About two months ago, another Telugu language film, Pushpa, also entertained Hindi cinema fans before its online streaming release, and the film’s dialogues and songs were widely discussed on Instagram.
For decades, Indian filmmakers have been busy trying to make films that could run across the country and be liked by all. Given the diversity of India’s languages and cultures, this was certainly a major challenge.
A few Tamil directors, including Mani Ratnam and Shankar, occasionally managed to make a film that focused on a broader national issue, or a film that had a dramatic love story or that starred with big stars. Include production.
But such success was seldom achieved. Being the most spoken language in India, Bollywood movies made in Hindi used to have a big budget because of the large number of viewers. In comparison, the film industry in other languages did not take the risk of investing so much.
Seven years ago, the Telugu language blockbuster film Baahubali opened a door after which the success of KGF2, RRR and Pushpa has given new hope.