How Bollywood Biopics Indicate Lack of Creativity in Filmmakers
Yes, Sanjay Dutt had a quite eventful life with drugs, jail, personal affairs, etc. But I still don’t get it why a film had to be made based on his life, that too so soon?
I accept that the movie saw some remarkable performances by the lead as well as supporting actors but the film did face some allegations that it has immensely whitewashed Sanjay Dutt’s image. The film was more of a glorification of Sanjay Dutt’s controversial life.
However, Rajkumar Hirani did rubbish the allegations against his film that his intention was never to whitewash rather provide an insight into the eventful life of veteran actor Sanjay Dutt.
Does it really make sense to make a film on every cricketer who scored a century? All these sportsmen and sportswomen have an inspiring tale of struggle, hard work and dedication to tell, true, but when it comes to picturizing these stories, the element of uniqueness is somewhere at stake, ain’t it?
Similar is the case with Saina, a biopic on Badminton player Saina Nehwal and a movie based on the life of Mithali Raj, captain of Women’s Indian cricket team played by the very versatile Tapsee Pannu.
Film 83 stands out as an exception. It tells the tale of those resolute players who, in spite of lacking proper facilities, went to Lords, England only to return as champions and bring home India’s first Cricket World Cup. It was a proud moment, my father often recollects. The struggle, the hardship, the teamwork, demands to bring in front of the young millennials.
The film revolves around Kapil Dev, the then captain of the Indian cricket team and how he and his team went on to create history at Lords, a tale getting long forgotten.
Well who knows which next sportsperson who wins a grand slam or hits century will be captured on the celluloid!!
Neeraja Bhanot was indeed a great woman and someone the youngsters should look up to as an inspiration. It is only because of the film “Neeraja” that many youngsters including me got to know about her brave rescue mission from a hijacked plane at which she eventually lost her life.
|Film – Neerja|
Well, books made into movies are very well driven by content and provide a vast scope for performance. Films like Kai Po Che and Lootera are poignancy at its best. You must be of the same opinion that a watching a movie after reading and having fallen in love with the book, is unstinting, while the case is not true vice versa!!
|Film – Chicchore|
Somewhere a rework on the declined creative quotient needs to be done and the mechanism ain’t so difficult. All they need to do is…THINK THEIR BRAINS OUT!!!