Whenever a big ticket film from South conquers Hindi markets, comparisons between Bollywood films and South Indian films gush forth in media and among movie buffs. Bollywood is often facing criticism from within and also from trade experts for not exploring the masala formula to the fullest just like how South filmmakers have done over the years.
The same topic of discussion is back after the release of RRR and KGF 2 : two films which demonstrated hero worshipping, larger-than-life characters, heavy-duty action blocks, senseless mass elevations etc. in the best ever possible way on the large screen. The success of South films like Pushpa, RRR and KGF 2 at pan India level has once again exposed what Bollywood, the biggest film industry which dominated the box office since independence, has lacked in the recent times : ‘ The Heroism’.
Even Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, who played a prominent role in KGF 2 has expressed the same opinion. Speaking to a web portal, the Khal Nayak actor said South cinema never forgot heroism, which is reason why they are excelling with their hero oriented scripts. He said that no matter whether it is hero or villain, the intro scenes should be evoke whistles and clapping from audience. This is missing in Bollywood since many years, he added.