The Over/Under of Hindi Films
in 2015 so far...
Half the year to half the decade has already gone by and quite a few good films have left their mark.
Some a bit too much; Jurassic World, comes to mind as an example of a good movie...maybe, just maybe having made a bit too much money. More than it probably deserved in terms of quality.
Still the Dinosaurs are ruling, what can one do?
Speaking off too much box office for a worthless film, one cannot help but think of mainstream Hindi Cinema.
Except this year has seen a number of small films once again leave an impact at the BO and critic's minds, allowing Hindi and Indian cinema to once again grow exponentially.
Most of the mindless gems are yet to arrive or seen by me (Hamari Adhuri Kahaani, anyone?).
Some of these films have turned out to live up to potential (Dil Dhadakne Do) and more (Dum Laga Ke Haisha) or less (Kuch Kuch Locha Hai).
But potential that is expected or well loved and equally hated depending on how one sees the pre-hype.
Or how hype surrounding the film post-release is generated.
Of course designating a film as overrated or underrated, doesn’t make it plainly bad or good; but just not as good or better than the hype and praise/hatred it's given.
So here's to a few films from this year so far that have either achieved the over or under tag...