‘KGF‘ Movie franchise has been like a tsunami in terms of success and the money it has made. The Yash star grossed over Rs 1100 crore at the box office and remains one of the highest grossing South Indian films of all time.
The North vs. South debate has blazed a new trail as after many Bollywood films hit the box office, pan-India films rule the roost. Karan Johar, who is a director and producer himself, addressed the dry spell B-Town producers are going through at the moment and mentioned that Bollywood can’t really think of making a movie like this KGF.
“Reading the reviews of KGF I think if we did that we would be lynched. But here everyone says, “Oh, it was a celebration, a party,” and that was it. I loved it. I loved it with all my heart. But I feel hum yeh banaate toh? It works both ways. I feel like we’re not given any leeway either and then we try to be someone else. So we are everywhere. We live a double existence and we have to stop,” he said.
His statement somehow ended up being material for trolls as many people agreed with him and eventually claimed that the creators here didn’t really have the guts or the vision to make a film like this.
Bolo Bolo, Bolne do, Taqleef hua h bechaare ko!
Reality: You don’t even have that thought process to make a film like KGF. Baat bhi wo kar rahe hain jo SOTY and SOTY2 jaisi movies from banaate hain
Pehli fursat mei… @karanjohar #Shitwood #CopyPasteMastery https://t.co/mIvUhr1yqw
— 𝔖𝔥𝔴𝔢𝔱𝔞𝔫𝔨 𝔖𝔦��𝔤𝔥 ™ (@banarasi_4) June 18, 2022
– Glorification of the criminal
– Kidnapped Ur Crush
– illogical fight scenes
– Rocket used to kill the Rocky
If Bollywood did the same then whole 2rs samosa critics and meme sites will spread too much negativity against the film, the film will flop on release date itself.
— Boie’s Pilled Bell (@Im_Perfect45) June 18, 2022
Karan Johar has said that Bollywood filmmakers “don’t have the same latitude” as makers of South Indian films. He said that although “KGF” would be celebrated right now, if it had been made in Bollywood, it would have been “lynched” by critics.
So why make films for critics? pic.twitter.com/TOZ3EKJSjD
— Tushar Kant Naik ॐ♫₹ (@Tushar_KN) June 17, 2022
Yes, actually KGF 2 is a very intellectual film. Only people above 200 iq love this movie because only they can understand that everything in this movie is possible one way or another.
— david (@david87292055) June 19, 2022
As a producer, KJO’s next project is Jug Jug Jeeyo with Neetu Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Varun Dhawan and Kiara Advani and as a director he put on the director’s hat Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani with Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh.