Bhandrakar applauds realistic movies


Top Bollywood director Madhur Bhandarkar, known for his penchant for realistic films, said the success formula for a Bollywood film now was to mix realism with fiction for a bold depiction of society. Bollywood for decades has dished popular melodramas and revenge sagas, with song and dance routines. But in the recent past, directors have experimented with scripts and characters to probe relationship blues, humorous plots and sensitive issues.

“I’m very happy to see how Bollywood is making more mature, bold films,” Bhandarkar, who has made some of Bollywood’s most realistic films like “Chandni Bar”, “Page 3”, “Corporate” and “Traffic Signal” said. “People want to see different cinema. Today there is a trend to make movies, which have a mixture of realism and fiction.” Bhandarkar cited the success of his realistic films like “Corporate” and “Traffic Signal”, which had a low budget but grossed nearly three times more than the cost of the film. His next film “Fashion” intends to reveal the lives of people associated with the profession.