The trends, the old school ways and rules seem to be changing rapidly in the modern-age cinema as compared to the phase during 90’s and 00’s. Much has to do with the content being the king eventually and the today’s age of versatile & dependable actors. Read on…
A few films which have emerged as path-breakers in the last few years in Bollywood which were extremely ballsy and many tried to show the real side of the society not forgetting the fact the they have to be entertaining at the same time. But the main underlying point which stood out this year were the actors who brought entertainment, critical acclaim as well as box-office collections to the table despite not having the ‘Superstar Tag’ around them.
Today if you ask any cinema lover, any millennial or any youngster or even upcoming actors about their favorite actors, they won’t take a second and will present you names like Kartik Aaryan, Ayushmann Khurrana, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Rajkummar Rao, Radhika Apte, Taapsee Pannu, Vicky Kaushal, Sanya Malhotra etc and you will be like there is no Khan or a Kapoor or a Bachchan there in that list. Not taking away from these wonderful gems of Bollywood who have made and taken the industry to a place where it stands today but the new clan of actors have been surprising us with every passing film making Bollywood cinema a far more better and polished entity.
To say the least, all the three leading Khans, namely, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan, whose names were enough to mint 100 crores plus at the box-office have had major flops in 2017 and 2018 all thanks to the poor content. The youth and today’s audience is no more starstruck and is intelligent enough to validate only quality content for box-office success and larger than life acceptance.
An actor like Ayushmann Khurrana is having the time of his life with back to back hits showing the various shades of his acting gravitas while Rajkummar Rao who had the same experience in 2017 is also paying heed on keeping the commercial and critical aspect strong and winning strongly. Kartik Aaryan who is the newly crowned Prince of box-office is on an an all time high and has become one of the most popular young actors while Vicky Kaushal is proving that he is the most interesting new actor on the block with such mesmerizing performances proving that give him anything and he will do it right, Radhika Apte has maintained consistently that whatever goes wrong, she won’t and it’s a given that she is here to stay & prove that she is eternally made for her time. On the other hand, Taapsee Pannu has become the most dependable actors off lately with back to back mature performances maintaining her ‘actor over star’ image with aplomb and Sanya Malhotra who had impressed us with Dangal is also back in 2018 with two major films winning only appreciation from all around the corner of the nation.
Well, we love these modern day pioneers and game-changers who are here to stay and say it loud that they may not be the quintessential YRF and Dharma boys & girls, they have the same ability if not less, to make a film stand out and be a profitable affair on their own shoulders. Seniors, with utmost respect, you all get to need the mojo back soon!