Comments on: South Indian masala remakes no longer a sureshot Bollywood hit http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2014/01/31/south-indian-masala-remakes-no-longer-a-sureshot-bollywood-hit/ Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Akhilm http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2014/01/31/south-indian-masala-remakes-no-longer-a-sureshot-bollywood-hit/comment-page-1/#comment-29604 Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:52:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=13008#comment-29604 Early day masala movies are evolved from Robinhood stories, Various Plays, Mythological stories etc and they retained the songs to make it more colourful and amusing. Later towards the 70’s and 80’s spaghetti western movies and Godfather trilogy became more influential. We have not seen the modern version of masala movies yet. The inability of writers to design a new formula forced them to remake old movies.

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By: LarryNoronha http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2014/01/31/south-indian-masala-remakes-no-longer-a-sureshot-bollywood-hit/comment-page-1/#comment-29546 Sat, 01 Feb 2014 07:40:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=13008#comment-29546 It’s about time! I watched in horror as a movie like Dabangg became a super-hit and spawned a spate of imitations that sucked the oxygen out of more serious and original ideas. It’s ironic that the success of Salman Khan’s Hum Aapke Hain Kaun in 1996 had provided the paradigm shift out of the prior generation’s action violence drama. Let’s hope that the failure of Jai Ho puts the final nail on this generation’s masala potboiler.

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