Piyush Mishra also said that because languages like Tamil and Malayalam are extremely old languages and a part of very old civilizations, South Indian filmmakers study very thoroughly on the detail of their films.
Last Updated: 07.24 AM, Dec 19, 2022
Actor-singer Piyush Mishra was blunt in his analysis of why South Indian films still earn more money than Bollywood movies nowadays. The Gangs of Wasseypur actor claimed that the South Indian film industry filmmakers are more intelligent, have more IQ, and are more innovative compared to the Bollywood filmmmakers. In a conversation with ANI, the actor said that we have been using the same formula for too long because of our ignorance.
“Films from South India like Pushpa are typical of their genre with lots of action, violence and flashy sequences but it is presented to the audience in a new way. I also worked in a South Indian film named Indian 2 with Shankar recently. In my first experience working with him, I realised how innovative he was. He presents the same concept in a variety of ways and represents the culture better,” the Gulal actor added.
The Tamasha actor added that because languages like Tamil and Malayalam are extremely old languages and a part of very old civilizations, South Indian filmmakers study very thoroughly on the detail of their films. The 59-year-old actor responded to ANI when asked if movies that have a significant impact on people's lives are still produced: "No such movies are produced in North India."
Mishra did point out 3 Idiots, from filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani, as one of the outliers. He was also adamantly opposed to Parallel cinema. He said that commercial movies are defined as art made for commerce. Therefore, parallel films are a myth according to him. "Unless your films are entertaining a large mass of people, they cannot be called ‘cinema’ and South Indian filmmakers know this,” Piyush Mishra told ANI.
The actor also shared his opinions on the current emergence of a 'boycott culture' in India against movies, describing it as "both right and wrong to some level."