What would happen if a sparsely populated village that requires around 100 kilos of wheat each month is supplied a thousand kilos? Around 90% of the product will go waste. Well, the situation in our very own Bollywood is similar these days because of the abnormal number of films releasing. It’s unbelievably true that 12 Hindi films have released in last two weeks (28th August and 4th September).
But that’s not all as next Friday (11th September), 5 more flicks are coming out. And apart from these 17, there are 6 Hollywood films and 1 Bengali film (Sob Choritra Kalponik starring Bipasha Basu) too. Just imagine – a total of 24 new films in three weeks! It can’t get more insane than this.
The following table is the list of new releases in these three weeks: –
|August 28||September 4||September 11|
|Quick Gun Murugun||Mohandas||Vaada Raha… I Promise|
|Toss||Aagey Se Right||Aamras|
|Yeh Mera India||Three||I Can’t Think Straight|
|Sob Choritra Kalponik||Bachelor Party||The Unforgettable|
|Love Khichdi||The Final Destination||9|
|The Taking Of Pelham 123||District 9|
|Race To Witch Mountain|
Because of the high number of releases and the lack of promotion of most of the movies, the theatres are almost running empty. In fact, many of the shows of these films got cancelled due to ‘no audience’.
The reason is simple. The cost of tickets and the lack of time do not allow a common man to enjoy more than two films per week. Even if a person has all the time and money, has he or she heard most of the names from this list? Because of this overdose, even few well made flicks go unnoticed.
A year that has seen less than a handful of successful films in the first half is now laden with such high numbers of unsuccessful films. What’s worse is that such mass suicide will continue in the coming months. So don’t be surprised if 2009 becomes the year with most number of flops in Bollywood ever.
Ya but this has happened because of the producers-multiplex strike that happened some time back. So all the films that were supposed to release earlier were delayed and therefore, abnormal number of films releasing at the same time.
Thanks Natasha for the reply.
Yes you are right. That’s the only reason why so many films are releasing and flopping. But I feel releasing so many films together is not the solution as it will make sure that all films suffer. So delaying your release is a better option. This is just what I feel.