Bollywood's big budget films are hanging in the balanceNew Delhi:
In the year 2023, except for Pathan and The Kerala Story, no film has failed to achieve success at the box office so far. Whether it is Ajay Devgan's Bhola or Salman Khan's film Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan. Big budget films have suffered the same fate as big budget films like Lal Singh Chadha, Shamshera, Circus, Vikram Vedha, Brahmastra and Samrat Prithviraj in 2022. Weak in terms of story, poor acting and poor direction took these films to the box office. Now if the films suffered such a fate at the box office, then there was bound to be an atmosphere of chaos in the big production houses. Due to this, many big-budget films have gone on the backburner for the time being.
Mythological films i.e. big budget
The budget of films made on mythological, historical and period subjects is very high. Due to the tremendous work of grand sets, dresses and VFX, the budget sometimes goes out of control. Then due to many shortcomings, the films are also destroyed. Examples of which are Brahmastra, Shamshera and Emperor Prithviraj. The first part of Brahmastra was of a budget of about Rs 400 crore, but the film flopped badly and now there is no news about its next part. It is being said that work on this can be done in 2025-26. But for the time being, the film has been completely put on the backburner.
Sita and Draupadi are also on hold?
Some time ago, Kangana Ranaut's 'Sita' was also announced. But there has been no buzz about the film for a long time. Kangana Ranaut's last release was Dhaakad. Made with a budget of 85 crores, the film could earn only Rs 2.2023 crore at the box office. Of course, in the coming time, she will be seen in Tejas and Chandramukhi <>. But there is no information about the big budget film Sita for the moment. However, something similar is also with Deepika Padukone's 'Draupadi'. Deepika Padukone had last year said that the shooting of Draupadi will start in <>. But so far there is no information about it.
Where is Vicky Kaushal's Ashwatthama?
At the same time, a teaser of Vicky Kaushal's Ashwatthama was also released. But Vicky Kaushal, who gave only solo hit film in his career as 'Uri', has been silent about this film for a long time. There is no information.
These big films also got eclipsed
There are constant reports about Hrithik Roshan's Krrish 4. But nothing has been fixed yet. Now Hrithik will complete the first fighter and after that War 2, Krrish 4 has gone on the backburner for a long time. At the same time, Akshay Kumar's Gorkha was also announced loudly. But even after giving back-to-back flop films like Bachchan Pandey, Ram Setu, Raksha Bandhan, Samrat Prithviraj and Selfie, there is no news of this film. At the same time, news about Katrina Kaif, Alia Bhatt and Priyanka Chopra's 'Jee Le Zara' keeps coming, but fans are eagerly waiting for something solid.
What will Salman, Aamir and Shah Rukh do?
Aamir Khan is also seen shying away from doing any film since Lal Singh Chadha. Shah Rukh Khan has no other film to see after Jawan and Dunky. At the same time, Salman Khan has only Tiger 3 so far. What he will do after this is not decided. In this way, there is silence about the future plans of these big stars.
The situation changed after the Corona lockdown
After the Corona lockdown, the OTT world opened up, most viewers are imprisoned in its grip. Not only this, these OTT platforms have changed the test of audience content. With world-class content, viewers are no longer ready to loosen their pockets on weak films at any cost. The indication of this is 2022 when only three films could make a mark at the box office. These include Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, Drishyam 2 and The Kashmir Files. Similarly, in 2023, except for Pathan, the rest of the films have suffered badly at the box office. In this way, Bollywood is getting expensive in terms of content.
The trend of studios changed
Film trade experts say that many films in Bollywood go on hold and films are flop, that films are no longer made on the passion and conviction of the producer. Now the basis of making any film is loss and profit. In this way, big studios have pulled out of big projects if success is not guaranteed. He says, 'Aditya Chopra is the only producer in Bollywood who produces direct films. Otherwise, other directors make films in collaboration with studios."
Focus on medium budget films
Sources associated with a famous studio say that now it is better to make 500 films of 50 crores or 10 films of 25 crores instead of trapping money on a film of Rs 20 crore. Anyway, in January-February, our budget is locked in films, so our focus is now on making medium budget effective films.