According to Naseeruddin Shah, films produced in the Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, and Telugu film industries are more creative and original than those made in the Hindi film industry. The veteran actor said that while South films “may be crass in their taste,” their execution was “always flawless.”
Recent movies like Kantara, Pushpa: The Rise, KGF, and RRR have surpassed Hindi films at the domestic box office. The box office performance of numerous Hindi films starring A-list actors like Aamir Khan and Akshay Kumar has been poor over the last year. Selfiee, Akshay’s most recent film, had a weaker-than-anticipated Friday opening.
In an interview with Indian Express, the veteran actor discussed why he believed films from the South were doing better than those from the Hindi film industry and consequently had a greater appeal to viewers. He said, “Even the commercial movies made in Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, and Telugu are imaginative. They are original. They may be crass in their taste, but the execution is always flawless. I have found this for a very long time. Even their song picturisation, even in those corny films of Jeetendra and Sridevi, insane as it may be with hundreds of matkas in a line, but at least it was an original idea.”
The actor added, “It wasn’t just a line of girls dancing not quite together and one central dancer. So, I really think South Indian films work harder, and it is no mystery why they are doing better than most Hindi cinema.”
The actor’s next appearance will be in the Zee5 series Taj-Divided By Blood as Emperor Akbar. On March 3, a historical drama with a new take on the Mughals will be released. Aditi Rao Hydari portrays Anarkali in the television series, along with Zarina Wahab as Queen Salima, Sandhya Mridul as Queen Jodha Bai, Dharmendra as Sheikh Salim Christi, Aashim Gulati as Prince Salim, Shubham Kumar Mehra as Prince Daniyal, Taha Shah as Prince Murad and Rahul Bose as Mirza Hakim.
Source: Indian Express