We have the Indian versions of Hollywood which we call Bollywood, Kollywood etc. The Stars acting in smaller “Woods” would migrate to Bolly wood or Kolly wood at the opportune moment but it is an uphill task since the producers and the Directors of Bollywood have their own reservations about new comers and the ones belonging to smaller “woods”!

Most of the Box-office hits of the Bollywood or other “woods’ are old wine in New bottles but the viewers wont compromise on stars and the typical roles exacted by them. The amount invested on such movies run into millions but the profit margins have been substantial till recently. Of late, the picture is not all that rosy as it used to be and one of the reasons for this is said to be the fantastic demands made by the top artistes. Most of them are 60+ who could be replaced by new faces and there is no dearth of new faces who are capable of acting better than so called evergreen stars. Bollywood and the likes should switch over to low-budget films which need not be the good old ‘Masala movies’ and it will soon become a habit with the viewers. Very soon, the people will forget old heroes and will accept new faces and new stories.

Author: P U Krishnan

First things first. I am one of those retired chaps who are young at heart. I watch cricket matches and jump for joy when Tendulkar scores yet another century. I read newspapers and books too, though I am not crazy about them. I think I have a mind free from hatred and I owe it to the wonders of nature and music. I scribble something now and then and call myself a writer! Though I have settled in Ooty, a lovely hill station in Tamil Nadu—I must emphasize the fact that I was born and brought up in Tellicherry in North Kerala and studied in the good old Government Brennen College. Of and on, my mind goes back to my ancestral house at Tiruvangad in Tellicherry in front of an ancient Sri Ram temple. I am indebted to this wonderful place which inculcated in me a love for cricket and literature. But all said and done, I am an Indian first.

1 Comment

  1. Well said! I agree with you word to word. I am sure a majority of woodwishers would agree.

    Alas, the producers and directors at the woods, who could actually make such a change happen, and not just lament about it, do not read blogs like these ;)!!!

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