Actor Pankaj Tripathi commented on the fluid state of the film industry, with changing audience tastes, the emergence of boycott campaigns and the rise of streaming services. He also asked in a chat with Connect FM Canada to give writers more respect (and pay them more).
KGF: You asked about the success of movies like Chapter 2.of boycott campaign Those that surrounded the releases of Brahmastra, Laal Singh Chaddha, Raksha Bandhan and others. Pankaj Tripathi said he is not an expert on the subject, but still offered his opinion on how streaming has affected audience sensibilities. He said in Hindi: My taste in movies is very different. I watch movies like Tithi and Court, but I don’t consume much mainstream Hindi content. “
He continued, “During the pandemic, people were exposed to stories from all over the world on streaming platforms. Their tastes changed and they started asking, ‘What are you going to show me? Before, we didn’t have a lot of options in terms of what we made and what we released. Short films have no room in theaters. But now, if not, you can find it online. “
Pankaj Tripathi objected to the rise of the South Indian language industry. Citing a report he recently read, he said: However, I am worried about the kind of content that is produced in mainstream Hindi movies. He told the story of a young writer who was asked for advice on how much he should charge for a project, and Pankaj told him he needed to get at least 1% or 2% of the project’s budget.
In the old days, writers like Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar were well known, but nowadays nobody knows the names of the writers. Confusing,” he said.
The actor can now be seen on the Disney+ Hotstar series Criminal Justice: Adhura SachHe is last seen in Sherdil: The Pilibhit Saga and then in OMG 2.
https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/pankaj-tripathi-on-rise-of-south-films-boycott-campaigns-streaming-8154291/ Pankaj Tripathi admits to being ‘worried’ about the state of content in Hindi films, believing most South Indian films have failed as well