“We Stopped being Original; South is the ‘new face’ of Indian cinema”: Anurag spitting facts

Anurag is gearing up for the release of his film ‘Almost Pyaar With DJ Mohabbat’, and in an interview, he spoke about the impact of the film on the global audience in the past.

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Ace filmmaker Anurag Kashyap is known to share his thoughts and opinions on various aspects, especially the Indian film industry. He has been quite vocal in speaking his heart out in the public. Recently, Anurag in a new interview talked about how commercial Indian cinema stopped being original and became a cheap copy of Hollywood.


Anurag Kashyap speaking to Showsha’s YouTube channel said, “They have liked films from India for a very long time. But they like one kind of film. There was a time Indian films were released worldwide. Awara, Disco Dancer, everybody singing Jimmy Jimmy. You go to Africa, you go to Arab countries, and India has a very massive impact on the mainstream. Somewhere within our mainstream, we stopped being original. Our mainstream started to become cheap copies of Hollywood action movies or something else.”

South does better jobs

Anurag Kashyap also added, “Whereas movies from down South are still grounded, they still look like Indian films. A lot of Hindi mainstream doesn’t look like Indian films, it’s not even shot in India. It’s not even about India, which is why RRR surprises them and scores. RRR takes them totally by surprise. Within the context of an Indian film, it does those very things at a much lower cost than them.”

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Meanwhile, Anurag’s latest directional ‘Almost Pyaar With DJ Mohabbat’ stars Alaya F and Karan Mehta in the lead roles. The musical film will hit the theatres on February 3, 2023.