Last updated: August 05, 2022 at 19:19 Indochina Time
Pan-India films are now a common word in everyone’s vocabulary after the success of films from the south. The blockbuster films like KGF, RRR and Pushpa have not only managed to capture the attention of the Indian audience, but also offer stiff competition to contemporary Hindi language cinema. Back to back box office failures like Shamshera and Dhaakad only point in the direction of the country’s changing entertainment landscape. Veteran actor Manoj Bajpayee shares his views on the “All India Cinema” phenomenon.
While speaking to ETimes, a representative of the Gang of Wasseypur expressed, “It’s never been north or south. Lee, India From Kashmir to Kanyakumari and not from Kashmir to Delhi. This is how I see India. If Telugu movies do well, I will be proud as if it was a good Hindi movie. It is not fair to divide cinema into zones. It is good that this discussion has begun because we have now come to the conclusion that cinema belongs to everyone in India.”
Actor Aligarh also explained that if a movie is dubbed in multiple audiences, then that movie automatically becomes an “All India” movie regardless of whether it is a Tamil, Marathi or Malayalam movie. He also explained that his preference in the projects is always rather than the audience that can come from any part of the country. Manoj shared, “Whenever I picked a movie, I always thought my audience was everywhere. When The Family Man found its audience all over the country, I felt very lucky. People who speak different languages watched Family Man, and they loved it. And it should. To be. Cinema does not belong to one region. Cinema belongs to everyone.”
Besides, Bajpayee is having a hectic year with projects like Gulmohar, Kanu Behl’s Despatch, Joram with Bhosle Director Devashish Makhija, Pahaadon Mein and Soup, Netflix The series is his third collaboration with director Abhishek Chobe after Rai and Suncheria.