GD Monday – ‘There Is No Winning ‘Formula’ For A Bollywood Film Anymore’
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As 2016 draws to a close, a cursory glance through the list of the most successful Bollywood films of this year tells us that a wide variety of films have found fortune and favour at the box office this year.
Sports films (Dangal, MS Dhoni, Sultan, Saala Khadoos), Dramas based on real life incidents (Airlift, Neerja, Rustom), Issue-based films (Udta Punjab, Pink, Aligarh), Urban dramas (Kapoor and Sons, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Dear Zindagi), Action/Adventure flicks (Shivaay, Mohen Jo Daro, Wazir) – all have been received well by the Indian audiences.
The old adage of breaking down a successful Bollywood film to the presence of a big star, a quirky villain, a damsel in distress, an item song and an exciting climax has been subverted time and again in the last few years.
Is it, then, fair to say that there is no winning ‘formula’ for a Bollywood film anymore? Will any well-made film do well? If yes, what are the contributing factors and implications for the industry? If no, bring out the inherent formula you still think exists. And why is it that you think only particular kind of films can do well with the Indian audiences?And What are your views on it? Share your thoughts below!
This is how it will work:
1) Users can post their arguments in the comments section below by logging in through their www.insideiim.com User id.
2) You can argue and counter-argue on the topic for the entire week. You can even challenge your friends and make it more interesting!
3) The thread will be moderated by Team InsideIIM to ensure the discussion is kept relevant and is not abusive.
4) On Saturday, experts and industry professionals at InsideIIM (all ex-IIM, XLRI, MICA only) will rate each argument on the thread on the scale of 10 with some guidance.
This cannot replace the experience of the actual GD but this exercise will surely help you shape your line of thought. While we may not be able to help you here with your delivery, we ensure that if you go through these next few weeks with us on this thread you will markedly improve your content. Hopefully, there will be more substance when you actually speak in a GD after going through this exercise.