Aamir Khan’s most recent film Laal Singh Chaddha has not performed very well at the movie office. In its first six days of release, the expensive movie—which also stars Kareena Kapoor, Mona Singh, and Naga Chaitanya—failed to gross more over 50 crore rupees. The movie is the most recent in a long line of Bollywood productions that have recently performed poorly at the box office. Actor R Madhavan discussed this tendency and the comparative popularity of films from the South on Wednesday.
A number of high-profile Hindi films from 2022, including Samrat Prithviraj and Shamshera, performed poorly at the box office. However, south Indian movies like RRR, KGF: Chapter 2, Vikram, and Vikrant Rona made money in the same time frame. Even Bollywood movies did worse than the first two films that were dubbed in Hindi.
Actor R Madhavan was asked to remark on the disappointing box office results of recent high-profile Hindi films, such as Laal Singh Chaddha, at the trailer premiere of his next movie Dhokha – Round D Corner in Mumbai on Wednesday. “If we had known (the reasons Laal Singh Chaddha failed), we would all be producing blockbuster movies. Nobody begins by questioning if we’re doing the right movie. The motivation and effort behind it are equally as passionate as with any movie, whether an actor works on it or not. Therefore, the goal of all the large movies that have been produced has been to create a decent movie that succeeds, Madhavan said reporters.
He further stated that just a small number of south Indian films have outperformed Hindi films, contradicting the assumption that they are doing so. It cannot be referred to be a pattern, the actor claimed. “As far as south Indian movies go, only Baahubali 1, Baahubali 2, RRR, Pushpa, KGF: Chapter 1 and KGF: Chapter 2 have performed better than films starring Hindi cinema stars. Since there have been just six films, we cannot say that a pattern has emerged. The movies will succeed if they are good.
The actor asserted that, regardless of the language, consumers would go see movies in theatres if given quality material. He blamed the decline of Hindi cinema on the shift in audience tastes following the epidemic. “People’s tastes and interests have altered since COVID-19… Because of this, he added, “we’ll have to become a little bit more progressive if we create the kinds of movies that people will watch, with the kinds of movies that are emerging now.
The film Dhokha – Round D Corner, which is directed by Kookie Gulati, will feature Madhavan next. Darshan Kumaar, Aparshakti Khurana, and Khushalii Kumar are also featured in the movie. On September 23, the T-Series film will be shown in theatres.