There was a time when the faction backdrop used to be a trend in Tollywood. One film became successful and every hero wanted to make films in the same pattern. It was so overused that it ran out of trend within a short time. After ‘Pokiri’, many directors tried to make movies with similar hero characterization but nothing proved successful. Even Puri Jagannadh himself failed to recreate the same magic.
After the phenomenal success of ‘Baahubali’ and ‘KGF’, the filmmakers are trying their best to recreate these movies. But imitation doesn’t result in success and filmmakers need to understand this. It is the content that needs to impress the audience but not the backdrop and budget.
Bollywood made movies like ‘Thugs Of Hindusthan’, ‘Panipat’, ‘Samrat Prithviraj’, ‘Shamshera’, ‘Brahmastra’ and ‘Padmavat’. All these are historical or fictional. The shades of ‘Baahubali’ is pretty much visible in all these films whether it is the tone or scenes or acting or story. Vijay made a fantasy movie named ‘Puli’ in Tamil which was a failure, Mohanlal’s ‘Marakkar’ did not impress the audience and Mani Ratnam’s ‘PS â€“ 1’ was a failure in all languages barring Tamil Nadu.
Coming to ‘KGF’, filmmakers are trying to make the same movie that is working against them. Sundeep Kishan’s ‘Michael’ had a lot of similarities to ‘KGF’ in terms of story, elevations and other things. It ended up being a disaster. The recent release ‘Kabzaa’ starring Upendra and Shriya In the lead has a striking similarity to Prasanth Neel’s blockbuster and people are calling ‘Kabzaa’ a xerox copy of ‘KGF’.
While it is original the first time, the same pattern becomes monotonous when you do it again and again. The makers need to try something different like ‘Pushpa’ or ‘Kantara’ in order to impress the audience rather than trying to recreate an already hit film.