Friday, September 11, 2015

Films like BAHUBALI prove South Indian cinema is becoming technically ‘far superior’: Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Telugu film BAHUBALI has surely placed South Indian films ahead of the popular Bollywood films by breaking all box office records by registering a whopping Rs 598 crore in its global 56-day run.

And if the box office collection is not enough to certify its dominance over their North Indian counterparts, the movie has found rave admirations at the prestigious Global Skills Summit 2015 held in New Delhi, where Union Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman cited the movie’s example terming the South Indian films becoming technically ‘far superior’ than most of the movies being made in north India. 

Speaking at the Global Skills Summit that focused on development of skills and had its theme as ‘Skill India, Build India’ she said, “I am not a film buff but after watching BAAHUBALI, I think the technical quality of the south Indian films are becoming far superior to many other films I have seen in the north.”

She added, “The technical specialization of BAAHUBALI and its mindboggling special effects have been compared to the likes of Hollywood chart busters '300'. This speaks volumes about the technical knowledge and diverse skills of the south Indian film industry. Truly the South film industry does intense work and takes risks which require a lot of grilling with people.”

Applauding Global Skills Summit for aptly selecting South Super star Kamal Hassan, as Chairman of Media and Entertainment Skills Council (MESC), she said, “I am glad to see that you have selected Mr. Kamal Hassan as the role model for the event because he himself is ‘Skills Personified’, who has acquired skills and excelled in his own field struggling as a child actor to becoming an International Icon.”

On the occasion Kamal Haasan in his spellbinding speech took the audience through his motivational and emotional journey how he rose from a child star to Superstar of Indian Cinema.

Salman Khan’s song Main Hoon Hero Tera … seems the trump card for HERO’s success!

Wanna guess what is common between Subhash Ghai’s original HERO (1983) and Salman Khan’s remake version of HERO? 

Well it is hard to analysis because the present generation may be not aware that the highpoint of Subhash Ghai’s original HERO was a the soul string folk song 'Lambi Judaai….', sung by eminent Pakistani folk singer Reshma.

The song was such a hit that it became a major attraction for the movie’s success. In fact when the film was released it failed to click in its first week due to its poor casting as both the lead actors Jackie Shroff and Meenakshii Sheshadri had the stamp of being flop stars. 

Meenakshii Sheshadri’s debut film PAINTER BABU and Jackie Shroff debut film SWAMI DADA had tarnished their images but Subhash Ghai had the guts to cast them. However to give a boost to his film he had included top stars like Sanjeev Kumar and Shammi Kapoor in key roles.

Nevertheless the movie was not able to set the box office ringing in its initial weeks but suddenly the song 'Lambi Judaai…. became a national craze and the movie slowly but gradually picked and went on to celebrate Golden Jubilee Week (50 weeks run) 

Likewise it seems the saving grace for Salman Khan’s movie would be its song Main Hoon Hero Tera… sung by the superstar Salman Khan, who is also the producer of the film. 

According to reports the song has became literally a nation craze! Within a month of receiving six million hits on YouTube, Salman Khan’s song Main Hoon Hero Tera… has got over 14 million hits on the video streaming site!

Starring debutants Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty, HERO releases today. While the film fraternity, who saw the movie at the farm house of Salman Khan has given a thumps up let’s wait for the Janta’s verdict!