Money vs Content : An unfair battle between Marathi Cinema and Bollywood
With movies like “Raees”, making a hit of 109 crores in the first week after its release, summing with the amount collected overseas, already crossed a humongous total of 215.7 crore . We find it amusing of how huge these numbers are getting film by film! But do you have any idea? of how mini budget, humble Marathi films pass away without getting recognized, during the screening of these big money making movies under banners of international acknowledgment, and even more desirable faces to star cast in the same.
Do you have any idea about how movies of Marathi dialect like, “Deva”, directed by “Mrunali Nallappa” with “Ankush Chaudhari“, under “Innovative Films and Pramod Films” Studio and “Truckbhar Swapn” directed by “Pramod Pawar” with “Makarand Deshpande, Kranti Redkar, Aditi Pohankar, Mukesh Rishi, Yatin Karekar, Smita Tambe and Suresh Bhagwat” under “N.D. Studios, Iconic Chandrakant Productions” Studio, released on 27th February, 2017 would survive during the release on “Raees”, on 26th February, 2017 which accumulated a whooping capital of 8.25 crore on the first day. With films like these there is a no way out for cinemas with potential content produced in the M-town, to even breathe amongst films “Raees” and “Kaabil”, competing with one another, led by the King of Bollywood “Shahrukh Khan” and the Greek God “Hrithik Roshan”, who are in a mood to promote theirs movie in any way possible, with “SRK” taking the lead this season, making Marathi movies look petty, accounting no business at the end of the day.
Considering the after-effects of these big money making films on the humble Marathi industry, these monsters gulp the business, leaving no screen for the small ones to take over, to showcase their talent. While ignoring the powerful content in the Marathi scripts like “Sairat” with number one success but not the same collection, and supporting films like “Happy New Year”, portraying them big, multiplying the money. Are we doing justice? Have a thought about it!
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