Bollywood was with unhappy series at the checkout late. While Sooryavanshi, Gangubai Kathiawadi, The Kashmir Files and Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 formed moolah, other films such as Dhaakad, Bachchan Paandey, Heropanti 2, Jersey and Jayeshbhai Jordaar crashed and burned at the box office. Some films didn’t even get a decent start.
Speaking to filmmakers, filmmaker Mukesh Bhatt told Bollywood Hungama: “No one is making a film anymore. Everyone trades. I am my father, I am my beloved, but I am my father. A fraudulent game is taking place. We never did that. We will like ‘Kahani excite karti hai. Toh chalo banate hai ‘! That imaandari is gone. (They just discuss budgets and how to sell a movie).
Mukesh also mentioned that storytelling must change and that filmmakers cannot serve pre-pandemic content to viewers. “Generations are changing, and if you don’t change, you will be left behind. What is happening in Bollywood right now is that people are making settings, not movies. The settings don’t work, the movies work, “he said.
The Kashmir Files, directed by Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri, proved to be a sleeping hit and earned over Rs 250 million at the box office. Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 with Kartik Aaryan, Kiara Advani and Tabu in the lead roles exceeded the limit of 175 million Rs. However, Akshay Kumar and Manushi Chhillar’s Samrat Prithviraj, which was produced with a budget of Rs 200 million, managed to raise only Rs 62 million. Business scientists, meanwhile, have declared Kangana Ranaut’s Dhaakad one of the greatest failures of all time. On the other hand, South Indian films such as KGF 2 and RRR have rushed forward, exceeding 1,000 million rupees at the global box office.