It’s been an engrossing year of Bollywood films, But what’s interesting is that content-driven cinema surpassed the films of famous Bollywood stars in a big way. In 2018, The popular and famous stars Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, and Aamir Khan failed to impress the audience. Their films, Zero, Race 3, Thugs of Hindostan disappeared in front of content-driven films such as Raazi, Stree, Badhai ho and many more.
“Dancing, singing, limelight, big budget in Bollywood have gone. Now, the audience is concentrating on good stories.”
The year 2018 marks the fascinating performance by actors like Vicky Kaushal (Raazi), Rajkummar Rao (Stree), Ayushmann Khurrana (Badhaai Ho & Andhadhun). It’s a prove that Bollywood is finally growing and the taste of people has changed.
I tried really hard to not think about race 3, Namaste England, Zero and thanks to almighty god movies like Sanju, Padmaavat, Raazi, Andhadhun, Stree, Manmarziyan came up as a savior.
Bollywood this year was ruled by new faces Vicky Kaushal, Ayushmann Khurrana, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Rajkummar Rao. It’s visible that stardom and limelight will not work whether you are Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan or Aamir Khan. If your film has a senseless and weak storyline, sorry dude you are gone.
The audience wants content and a good storyline that connects with them and not just some famous or popular actors pulling off the same thing in their movies.
2018 has been an interesting year of Bollywood cinema which proved that content is the new king over anything. The new game changers such as Vicky Kaushal, Ayushmann Khurrana, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Rajkummar Rao, Taapsee Panu, Sanya Malhotra are ready to rule this industry. As we are not in the mood to forget the gems and popular stars but it’s their high time to think about their choice of films.
If Shah Rukh will again give us a movie like Zero, Harry met Sejal then it’s time for their pack-up because the audience is no more interested in dance moves or just romance or any senseless story. This thing is applied to every star present in the Bollywood because Aamir Khan and Salman Khan are also on their way of the expiry date.
The new talented actors have been surprising us and there is no doubt to say commercial films are in trouble. With every passing film, Bollywood cinema is becoming a far better and polished entity.
So, it’s time to re-think on the choices of the film scripts because talent and good content winning over stardom and senseless scripts.