The success of Baahubali 2 took everyone by surprise in the industry as the Hindi dubbed version of the SS Rajamouli directorial raked in approximately Rs 510 crore at the Box-Office in India. After the success of Baahubali and Baahubali 2, a lot was spoken about how Bollywood film producers are not willing to invest a lot of money to mount a film on a humongous scale like the Baahubali franchise. The theatre owners started complaining about the lack of big screen spectacles produced by the industry and it seems that the producers and directors here took the criticism positively and worked towards overcoming the flaws.
In the last few months a lot of big budget period/historic films have been announced and most of them seem to be extremely exciting going by the subject and star-cast. While time shall say if the makers have a strong content to offer just like the Baahubali franchise or no, but it is indeed a great sight to see the industry unite to come out with the content that demands a big screen watch. Right from Aamir Khan to Akshay Kumar to Ajay Devgn to Varun Dhawan to Ranbir Kapoor to Arjun Kapoor will be seen in big budget period drama in the coming few years, which makes this an extremely exciting period for the industry.
If the above-mentioned films manage to strike gold, it will be the beginning of new era for the industry wherein the demand of audience will be respected by the industry by coming out with Pan-India entertainers at regular interval. The making of such films will also ensure that the single screen owners at the B and C centres of the industry will not be devoid of audience, thereby setting the cash registers ringing for them.
Here’s a look at the magnum opus set to release in the next two years:
Thugs of Hindostan: Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif.
Kesari: Akshay Kumar, Parineeti Chopra.
Kalank: Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt.
Bharat: Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra.
Brahmastra: Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt.
Housefull 4: Akshay Kumar, Ritesh Deshmukh, Bobby Deol.
Taanaji: Ajay Devgn.
Panipat: Arjun Kapoor, Kriti Sanon.
Rannbhoomi: Varun Dhawan.
Shamshera: Ranbir Kapoor.
Here’s hoping that these films do wonders at the Box-Office and are not merely a result of herd mentality wherein everyone has set out to make a period film without any substance.