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What to Expect from Indian Cinema this Decade!!

A new year, a new decade; how time rushes like a commuter late for work. The rhythm of another year fills us with hope, perseverance, and will to do something better than yesterday. 

The previous decade was quite eventful. A lot happened in socio-economic-political trade..and also movies. In the cinema, we saw a wave of change in many aspects. 

With the coming decade, our expectations of movies about to hit the theatres have soared much. Let’s see how and what our expectations for cinema should hold for the next couple of years.


Representation of regional cinema

Indian Cinema is often perceived as “Hindi” cinema disregarding the talents from the regional industry. Last year movies like Super Deluxe(2019 Tamil) and Moothon(2019 Malayalam) set a breakthrough against this convention. 

While Super Deluxe saw outstanding performances from some of the best talents of the country along with unique storytelling Moothon had the best visuals captured by Rajeev Ravi and a heartbreaking storyline. These are just a few to mention. 

In the coming decade, we expect more such gripping plots and storyline from the regional cinema that breaks the glass ceiling and prevents Indian cinema to shrink to the volume of the Hindi cinema.


Experimenting with Movies

Keeping consideration of the huge loss that can incur, many filmmakers have stayed away from conducting experiments with their films. 

Recent years, however, saw some brave creators who experimented with their content. The new and untouched storyline, way of film making, a new storytelling method and so much more have yielded positive results with the audience accepting the films and making it a success. 

Artists also taking up roles that not many would go for should be appreciated equally. Dhanush playing a 50+ aged farmer in Asuran(2019 Tamil) quite convincingly is such an example.

Gender Equality not just in words

Gender sensitivity in cinema was undoubtedly the most discussed and debated topics of the previous decade. Women in Cinema Collective is first of its kind to address gender-based issues in Malayalam cinema. 

A change in women’s representation was quite prevalent both behind the camera and in front of the camera. Many movies with a female lead went on to set the cash registers. Kolamavu Kokila(2018 Tamil), Queen(2014 Hindi), Uyare(2019 Malayalam), June(2019 Malayalam), and Helen(2019 Malayalam) are few of them. For some unknown reasons, women leads are always paid less than their male counterparts.

 With this decade we hope to see a change in this crisis as well.  Changing trends in women representation in cinema are baby steps for greater change.

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Talent and not Brand Name…

In recent years, the word “nepotism” has been discussed more than the economy being discussed by the cabinet!!!! In the past few years many new talents were introduced, some impressive some disappointing.

 It is unfortunate to see how films are being made just to launch star kids. What the industry needs is a bunch of really talented youngsters and not heirs of ingenuous stardom. It is high time the industry goes behind the much deserving talents irrespective of their genes.

I hope we get to see an amazing decade with a wave of revolution and some really gripping movies. What are your suggestions? Mail to mail@thfourthwall.in or feel free to comment on your thoughts!

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