Low budget films worked where star studded mega-budget ventures failed in 2010
Every year there are mega-budget Bollywood films that shatter existing box office records but unfortunately there are only a handful of them; for every blockbuster like Dabangg, there is a mega-dud like Kites also.
Then there are big commercial hits that are so bad that their success can only be termed as embarrassing. As usual, this year also had a mix of such films, more debacles than successes in terms of the content or the box office performance. However, this year, we saw a number of small budget films where the content was the ultimate winner and they performed decently well commercially also; keeping in mind their low production costs and revenues through theatrical run and satellite rights.
It would be right to say that 2010 belongs to these well made gems that delivered on the promise of good cinema.
Topping my list is director, Vikramaditya Motwane’s debut film Udaan. Click here to read full post on nowrunning.com where the article originally appeared on December 5, 2010.