Successful actor and producer Ajay Devgn shares some of his thoughts on Bollywood films:
The first promo of the film makes your film. It’s like the first 15 overs in a cricket match. If you have scored well, it will determine the final results.
A film has to be larger-than-life. If the hero fails, the audience feel completely dejected. Bollywood made such films till the eighties and even nineties and suddenly the filmmakers became over-intelligent because of the arrival of the multiplex model . And there was this feeling that because multiplexes have come in, the audiences have changed. So filmmakers stopped making larger-than-life films, but in the South they continued with them and their heroes became superheroes. And the success of their films (as Hindi remakes) has made the Hindi film producers and directors realise that Bollywood audience also wants the same things. Hindi films can’t just work on thrills and frills. The character has to be Indian — Singham, Dabangg, Rowdy Rathore — they were all very Indian in their look and feel.