Bollywood films have been outperforming South films at the box office, according to Aamir Khan. Recent South films, such “RRR,” “Pushpa,” with Allu Arjun in the lead, and “KGF: Chapter 2” by Yash, fared incredibly well in the Hindi-speaking region, whereas most Bollywood movies, with the exception of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 and The Kashmir Files, struggled to get attention.
Aamir was questioned by presenter Karan Johar on the most recent episode of Koffee With Karan about whether or not there has been a recent change in tone in Hindi films before being held responsible.
KGF and Pushpa both have a tone that is reminiscent of older Hindi films. You’re in charge because we truly let it go “said Karan. “You (Aamir) came up with two films in 2001, ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ and ‘Lagaan,’ both of which had new sensibilities and a new syntax in cinema, then you came up with a film in 2006, ‘Rang De Basanti,’ and then you made ‘Taare Zameen Par’ right after that, with the result that you started making a certain audience and filmmakers,” he continued, explaining the reason for it.”
Aamir continued by outlining the limitations of Hindi films’ ability to appeal to a wider audience. “I’m not suggesting that you produce crass or action movies. Make terrific movies with compelling tales, but pick subjects that are important to most people. I’m not suggesting that what we’re doing is incorrect. Each and every filmmaker is allowed to produce anything they desire. However, if you choose something that the majority of India is not really interested in… People with specific interests exist. Thus, you decide to develop a specialized movie when you first start. Most of us are unaware of that. That is the difference that I perceive. Dangal, for instance, has a good sensibility but is a very grounded movie.