No wise person wastes time on watching Bollywood movies. Only those consumers who behave with a herd mentality become fans of Bollywood actors and kill their time on their films.
By Rakesh Raman
The Fan anthem – ‘Jabra Fan’ song – from the Yash Raj Films’ (YRF) upcoming movie ‘Fan’ that stars Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan is coming in six different languages.
Nakash Aziz has sung ‘Jabra Fan’ in Hindi with lyrics by Varun Grover and composed by Vishal Shekhar.
The song has been recorded in Tamil, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Marathi, and Bhojpuri. For each song, according to YRF, the region’s most popular singer has been incorporated, with appealing lyrics.
In Bengali, Anupam Roy has sung the Fan anthem to lyrics by Priyo Chattopadhyay. In Gujarati, Arvind Vegda has sung to lyrics by Roshan Thankar. The Punjabi ‘Fan’ anthem has been sung by Harbhajan Mann with lyrics by Shellee.
In Tamil, Nakash Aziz has sung the song to lyrics by B Vijay. And in Bhojpuri, Bihar’s Manoj Tiwari has sung the song to lyrics by Dr. Ranju Sinha. In Marathi, the home state of the Hindi film industry, Avdhoot Gupte sings the song to Guru Thakkar’s lyrics.
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The film ‘Fan’ is set for release on April 15, 2016.
It’s believed that the film is about the dangerous fan culture in India. As most Indians are uneducated, unemployed, and usually depressed, they become blind fans of actors, cricketers, self-styled religious gurus, and politicians.
The film is expected to highlight this bitter truth in India which continues to be an underdeveloped country even after almost 69 years of its independence.
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Although Bollywood has a very bad reputation in the global film markets because of the poor quality of its films, the Bollywood actors exploit the sentiment of uneducated Indians by falsely projecting themselves as glamor gods and goddesses.
With over 800 films produced in India every year, India is the largest film production market in the world in terms of just number of films produced. Although many regional language films are also produced in India, Bollywood is the main hub for Indian films.
Despite churning out a large number of films, Bollywood’s share is a poor 1% in the global film market of an estimated $15 billion out of which Hollywood alone rakes in over $11 billion.
Most Bollywood movies target the poor or lower-income groups of people who don’t have any other means of entertainment.
Obviously, Bollywood movies are made on shoestring budgets. Here the average production cost of an upmarket movie is just $3 million. And a high-end Bollywood movie earns a paltry $5 million or so at the box office.
No wise person wastes time on watching Bollywood movies. Only those consumers who behave with a herd mentality become fans of Bollywood actors and kill their time on their films. Are you a Bollywood film fan?
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