Look to the mass films in the 80s and 90s. They had some naadan element that made it grounded towards Malayali sensibilities. Examples are Devasuram, Dhruvam, Commissioner, Spadikam, The King, Lelam, Aaram Thampuran, and Pathram.
Nowadays, our mass films feel different. They seem to imitate 2000s Vijay movies with short punch dialogues after every few lines.
First post here. When talking about the usual mindless movies of Salman Khan or any Superstar in general people seem to mix Dabangg with a lot of other films in the same genre. But I think Dabangg is one of the best movies in the genre and deserves some appreciation.
Let me explain why.
I tried to watch Kick few years later and it was so cheesy or over the top that I had to stop it. Same goes for Race 3, Dhoom 3 etc. For some reason, they just managed to make a really good and rewatchable film which makes sense in a plethora of nonsensical masala movies. The story is simple, in fact, a bit of what the Bollywood films of 70s/80s were but the result was much better imo than what a lot of similar films try to give.
With films like Uri , Badhaai Ho , Raazi , Andhadhun etc. being appreciated by the Audiences and critics alike and also raking in good box-office numbers and with masala films like Simmba also attaining success , I feel there is a good balance between content films and masala films. What's the sub's two cents on this?
In my country india,We always have too many 'bollywood' movies that involve mixed genre, sometimes bad acting,non original plots and cut in dance numbers scenes during the movie.But is there any other indian films in current times that doesn't include the usual bollywood cliche as in no song dance number,no mixed genre etc such as the apu trilogy,Badshahi Angti,Mirch Masala etc
list of awards - http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news-interviews/59th-Idea-Filmfare-Awards-2013-Complete-list-of-winners/articleshow/29312647.cms?