Anurag Kashyap says pan-India bandwagon led to Bollywood destroying itself: ‘If you emulate, you arrange for catastrophe’


Anurag Kashyap has stated the tendency to leap onto bandwagons has been Bollywood’s undoing of late. In a latest interplay, the filmmaker cited the instance of the pan-India movie pattern and stated that the bandwagon was chargeable for Bollywood ‘destroying itself’. Anurag has been essential of the Hindi movie trade’s alleged lack of originality as per him. Additionally learn: Anupam Kher says Anurag Kashyap’s tackle Bollywood’s woes is ‘not necessary’

Anurag’s final directorial Dobaaraa was launched in theatres this 12 months. The Taapsee Pannu-starrer was a industrial failure even because it was praised by critics moderately. Anurag had beforehand directed Choked, a Netflix movie, which was launched in 2020.

In a spherical desk hosted by Galatta Plus, Anurag talked about that he instructed filmmaker Nagraj Manjule that his movie Sairat ‘destroyed’ Marathi cinema. “I was talking to Nagraj and I told him Sairat destroyed Marathi cinema, the success of Sairat. Because suddenly people realised there is a possibility to make so much money so they stopped making those films. Everybody wanted to emulate Sairat,” he stated. Sairat, which was launched in 2016, is the highest-grossing Marathi movie of all time.

Anurag added that the craze of pan-India blockbusters has finished the identical to Bollywood now. “With pan-India, what is happening right now is that everybody is trying to make a pan-India film. Success will be 5-10%. Films like Kantara and Pushpa give you courage to go out and tell your stories. But KGF 2, however big the success, when you try and emulate that and set a project up, that’s when you start heading towards disaster. That’s the bandwagon that Bollywood destroyed itself on. You have to find films that give you courage,” he stated.

The time period pan-India movies started for use after the success of SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali franchise, the primary movie of which was launched in 2015. The 12 months 2022 noticed quite a lot of pan-India blockbusters, together with KGF: Chapter 2 and RRR, two of the highest-grossing Indian movies of all time. Aside from these, Ponniyin Selvan: I, Kantara, Vikram, and Brahmastra Half One Shiva all made cash throughout India.

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