This year has turned-out-to be a big year for South Indian films. Since the start of the year this year, South Indian films have been ruling the Indian box-office while some big budget movies in Bollywood failed to create magic at BO.
The global success of movies like KGF: Chapter 2 and RRR has created a lot of impact on the perspective of people towards south Films. Even in the Hindi belt, these films created much-hype even before release and became a massive success post -release.
On the other side, big ticket films like Samrat Prithviraj, Dhaakad, Jayeshbhai Jordaar, Heropanti flopped at box-office with The Kashmir Files, Gangubai Kathiawadi and Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 being some exceptions that crossed Rs. 100 cr. mark.
Now, since the south films are dominating over Bollywood, the Bollywood vs. South Indian films debate is at brisk pace. Meanwhile Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar also shared his opinion regarding this subject in an interview.
KJo blames “Paid PR” and Herd Mentality for Bollywood’s Downfall
Recently, Karan Johar gave an interview to Film Companion, where while talking about the ongoing Bollywood vs. South Films debate he said that Bollywood is a victim of everything it should be running away from whether it’s paid PR or media blitz, projections, perception all of that. Further he stated that they are also the victim of herd mentality and lack conviction.
South Filmmaker have “Ample Conviction”
While talking about the success of South Indian films KJo also said that the filmmakers down South know what they want, so they don’t care about what one is thinking. They have ample conviction and strong belief, also they do not seek validation, which the large part of North Indian lack as they just hop on whatever is in trend.