Manoj Bajpayee Says No One Talks About The Quality Of Films Nowadays, Only Box Office Matters

A decade ago, people used to talk about the story, an actor’s performance, the music, and the film as a whole after watching a movie. But nowadays, most of the attention seems to be given to box office numbers. Today, how much money a film makes at the box office determines its ‘success’. In the process, legit incredible films that may have had average earnings miss out on nationwide recognition.

Actor Manoj Bajpayee addressed this issue in an interview and said that no one wants to discuss a film in its entirety nowadays. All people talk about are the box office numbers.


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The Indian Express quoted him saying:

“No one is talking about the film, or how it is. No one wants to discuss the film, its performances, the other departments who have contributed in making that film.”

The number of crores a film makes decides how good it is. Reflecting the same thought, Bajpayee goes on to add:

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Hum sab 1000 cr, 300 cr, 400 cr mein phase hue hain aur yeh jhagda kayi salaon se chal raha hai. Mujhe lagta hai yeh khatam hone vala hai nahi. (We are all stuck at 1000 cr, 300 cr, 400 cr, and this fight has been going on for years. I think this mess is not going to end.)”


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Recalling his journey, Manoj Bajpayee claimed that for actors of his generation, having their films shown in the theatre itself was a big deal, reported Zee News.

“For us, getting our films released in a theatre was an uphill battle before and today, after the 1000 crore race has started, it will be even harder.”

This especially comes after films like ‘RRR’ and ‘KGF: Chapter 2’ did phenomenally well at the box office. Do you agree with what he has to say?

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