Perception >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> facts/figures/box-office/Domination/Big Grosser/Blockbusters/flop busters
IMO in a country where 99.8% population is not aware about box-office and its fucking bullshit facts and figures, Perception >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> facts/figures/box-office/Domination/Big Grosser/Blockbusters/flop busters
Who Agree ? Ok, I will not go in detail to explain all such thing, will illustrate one practical example. Being a box-office enthusiastic I always analyze actors based on data stats. For me 2006 was clearly belonged to Hritik having two huge blockbusters. Aamir Khan was next with two hits each followed by Shahrukh with two underperforming grosser. But I ask one common who is cinema lover but not box-office tracker, for him it was Rang de Basanti year. For him “Aamir ne to kammal kar diya, Mazaa aa agya rang de basanti dekh ke”. And I try to explain “Nahi yaar, Aamir ne to kamala kiya, lekin Hritik ne bhi kam kamala nahi kiya, Krissh and dhoom mein kafi dhoom machchayi hai usne” . But he reply “Are kahan , Krishh to bachon ki picture thi, Dhoom to kisi ko pasand nahi aay, 2-4 din chali bas, uske baad kisi ne na dekhi” . In curiosity I further ask “And shahrukh khan, uski bhi to Don aur kabhi Alvida na kahna thik thak chal gayi hain” . And he replied “Are bhai baat mat kar us torcher ki, 5 din tak khana thik se nahi kha payaa tha KANK dekh ke, sabse badi flop film di hai srk ne. DON thik thak thi lekin vo mazaa nahi aaya jo amitabh ki Don mein tha, shahrukh khan ki filmo mein ab vo maza nahi raha”. This is just an example. For Another individual , perception might be different. Might be few aother set of people thinks differently based on their personal experiences and relatively build perceptions.
Isn’t it interesting ?? Aam janta boxoffice nahi dekhti, figures nahi dekhti, opening bhi nahi dekhti. Public ko jo pasand aa jaye, vo HIT, otherwise PIT.
“Virudh” Jab bhi TV pe Aati hai , My sister says “Amitabh abhi bhi Virudh aur baghbaan jaisi hit movies de raha hai’ And we all know that what was verdict of virudh …. Public ko pasand aayi to flop bhi Hit hai, nahi to Hit bhi flop hai.
If down to 4-5 years, one analyze the career of stars, 2006 will look like equal, for both SRK and Aamir, if one check BOI verdicts and data. But perception wise there’s huge difference which next generation will never know.
Ok, take another case. How many knows that Subhash Ghai Karz was huge flop ? It lost money for everyone associated. If I told this fact to any common man, he might laugh on me. Unless one go to box-office archive and check the verdict of movie, this movie will remain a blockbuster perception wise (Boxoffice india has wrongly put it as semi hit).
I just wonder if one just leave box-office and fanatic mind out of head and think about movies and their merits, what would be the outcome ? Can we start from year 2010 and will go back upto year 2000 ? Don’t ever think of hits and flops and your favourite stars (though I know this is quite impossible for boxoffice mosquitoes to do brainstorming without box-office) , but we can try at least. Will be interesting to know about all these past years perseption wise dominated movies (don’t think about stars, just movies).
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