Is there a Panic among our stars?
Looks like… the way they are scrambling for stories. Instead, I should put it as Screenplay.
This raises the question which was hidden underneath….. during the recent days.
Whether the Rs.1000 crore plus (annual) industry needs a revamp as the Bollywood got in the recent past?
Just have a glance, on the proportion. Compared to yesteryears, the proportionate no. of quality movies have increased in Bollywood during the last 2 years.
Ek Hasina Thi,
My Brother Nikhil,
My wife’s Murder,
15 Park Avenue,
Rang De Basanti…..
Compared to Bollywood, Tamil Industry (I despise calling it ‘Kollywood’) used to churn out more quality movies always, in proportion to its total output. However, in the recent years the outputs are getting burnt due to poorly conceived screenplays, which has resulted in the drop of quality movies' proportion compared to previous years… Just take a look into the well conceived movies of last two years, in my perception.
7G Rainbow colony,
Kanda Naal Mudhal
It is a generally acceptable theory that there are only few story knots on which the screenplay can be built.
Social consciousness / Political
Generic / mixed
Even though, the knots are less, the industry was surviving for the last 8 decades merely based on the screenplay and the performance of the starcast. Now the real danger is coming up due to the economical reforms [opening of several industries] and the results. More international products (I mean, movies) are made available to the audience, in the local language itself. In addition, the satellite channels are providing the entertainment in a full swing on the same knots.
All these issues have definitely put the industry under pressure, in addition to the recent Producers' council fights. So, definitely it needs a makeover with some quality deliveries. Already the younger brother (I mean, Satellite channels) has beaten the elder brother by attracting more audience.
Unless the Elder bro wakes up and do something, the following would be the likely scenarios, as happening in other Industries…
1) Shrinking business volume
2) Less no. of players
3) Less no. of years of stay for the players
Already, we are experiencing the last scenario, due to disappearance of more no. of yesteryear stars.
The first two may be avoided most likely, with the emergence of the last scenario in a big way. Net net, if we get good deliveries we should be happy.256th post