Boring soliloquies, singing elegies for prototypes of one army raging with fire and brimstone, strumming melancholic requiems on violins, they strum unobtrusive tunes, strap on, give way to hearses, to wreaths. Lie down. The ephemeral Bollywood star supposedly dove into the turnstile of a nearby ticket office and washed up on the beach. But thanks to the myriad of highs and harsh lows. It was good while it lasted.
As mortals, as one of us here, we will continue to love you. There is. The reign of just one astonishing name was steadily diminishing its footprint, but in 2022 its demise is complete. A year of Bollywood superstars hitting the planet, beaten, beaten, stranded, overwhelmed in the masses of unloved products. box office. A year in which none of the stars could guarantee a hit, and sometimes even an opening, based on their perception of stardom. , or Ayushmann Khurrana, etc. All of them, without exception, could not have initials in their names alone.
As we contemplate their stardust, all eyes are resolutely on the two North Stars still on the horizon: ‘Pathaan’ and ‘Kisi’, due for release in the first half of 2023. Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan with ka Bhai Kisi ki Jaan. .
Then watch a big movie with a bigger star that scraped the floorboards of the box office and came up with nothing but sawdust.
Ranveer Singh has no Christmas cheer for the second year in a row. Last year his 83 was a fiasco with his year-end Christmas release based on Indian cricket. Tragedy piled up again this year, as his “Circus,” released December 23, split a cartwheel on a rickety trampoline that rolled straight into the box office box of his 2022 flop. His previous action films were made on relatively smaller budgets than his dramas. The Rohit Shetty-directed Christmas release, which hit ‘Sooryavanshi’ (2021) and cost about the same as ‘Simmba’ (2018), managed to collect only Rs. ‘s weekday numbers were pretty frightening, even for the much-hyped comedy Caper.
Singh has had two big blunders this year, ‘Jayeshbhai Jordaar’. However, many industry pundits believe Singh will survive these failures with upcoming releases, and are very much convinced the star can shine if the content and genre can complement his vast talents. I am optimistic about
Currently, Ajay Devgn and Tabu’s ‘Drishyam 2’, which is a box office hit in India, and ‘Avatar – The Way of Water’, a Hollywood mega release, are the only two films to draw audiences across India. These two films of his are not only growing in viewership, but are set to break some records. The Avatar sequel is on its way to breaking the Avengers: Endgame collection released in 2019 and is on its way to setting India’s record for the greatest Hollywood movie of all time. Meanwhile, Drishham 2.18, already a smash hit since its November release, capitalizes on the holiday heat even more by bringing in more moolah on the 6th Monday than on the 5th Friday. According to Box Office India, Ajay Devgn-Tabu starrer is set to make his record for the sixth week collection of Hindi films. Before the face-saving “Drishyam 2,” Devgn also flopped earlier this year with “Runway 34” and “Thank God.” Always a fighter, his Devgn has quite a few promising projects lined up for the new year, including a sports-based film and a Tamil remake.
If ever there was an actor who hit a deep recession in 2022, it was Akshay Kumar. Bollywood’s very own box office trailblazer, who was a name enough to enter the flock on Friday, has brought a string of disasters to the credit this year. Bandhan”, “Ram Setu”, all failed and 2022 has been a fun year for Kumar. He now continues to announce reductions in his fees to make his project more feasible.In August, Kumar’s ‘Raksha Bandhan’ and Aamir Khan’s ‘Lal Shinchadda’ or his There was a time when ‘s LSC shocked the entire film industry. This was at a time when the first half of 2022 had already gifted many flops on the platter and these two big releases of his were riding Bollywood’s hopes. The tide wasn’t turning, as even hitherto box office hitter Aamir Khan delivered the Independence Day turkey with “LSC.” Ranbir Kapoor has joined the ever-growing list of Bollywood duds with his ‘Shamshera’. But Mumbai’s film industry was relieved that Kapoor and Alia Bhatt’s ‘Brahmastra’ bucked the trend in his September and was a box office hit. Social He also threw a spanner at the activities of “boycott” groups that occurred on the media.
I could look at another scenario, but the end result is probably the same. If Devgn had done ‘Ram Setu’ or ‘Samrat Prithviraaj’, the film would still have been a flop. Likewise, had Akshay Kumar been in ‘Drisham 2’, it would have been a huge success. Kartik Aryan’s ‘Jersey’ may have still failed, but his Shahid Kapoor in ‘Bhool Bhulaiyya 2’ would still have been a hit. Even Ayushmann Khurrana was one of the few stars who couldn’t go wrong, but he recorded four flops after the pandemic. The actor’s ‘Anek’, ‘Doctor G’ and ‘An Action Hero’ have all turned out to be box office disasters this year, along with his 2021 flop Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui.
We have definitely moved away from a space where stars were everything. A jarring touch to the evergreen heights. Long stays in cinemas as others have fallen like nine pins. The average moviegoer is becoming more discerning, whether it’s the subway, the city, or the populace of central India. Producers, directors and actors need to take them seriously. A star’s name and a glittery wrap aren’t enough to camouflage a pedestrian product. Enough has been written about the enormous choice viewers have in the content blitz on OTT platforms. In this already cluttered scenario, there are often movies released in theaters without buzz or promotion, and these are usually designed for his OTT slots straight from. However, the protocol assumes they will be released in cinemas, and the results are understandably disastrous. You have to toss whatever you need to convey the numbers.
Alia Bhatt was the only true blue star of Bollywood this year, having captivated the audience with the hit ‘Gangbhai Katiawadi’ and starred in the blockbusters ‘RRR’ and ‘Brahmastra’. Mumbai’s film industry faces a difficult 2022 that has posed many tough questions, but where will it go from here? Keeping production and star costs down and bolstering strong content. is clearly an important point. From GK Chesterton, the industry can say goodbye to an eventful year and look ahead with some inspiration. The purpose of the New Year is not to welcome the New Year. That means we should have a new soul and a new nose. New legs, new spine, new ears and new eyes. ’ For this, we all come back to the movies.