From Parmanu to Soorma, Is Bollywood finally shifting to Realistic Cinema?


Bollywood has always been known to serve over-the-top action sequences, unnecessary songs, and illogical foreign sequences without any context in its films. However, lately, it seems like the trend is finally changing.

From superhit Dangal, which was inspired from the story of Phogat sisters, to the latest release Sanju, a biopic of Sanjay Dutt, Bollywood appears to have deviated from its typical commercial masala films and we cannot thank the filmmakers enough.

While sports stars remain the focus of these films including Soorma, ’83, etc, makers are also picking up subjects like Parmanu that narrated the nuclear mission of India and Raazi, the patriotic story inspired by real-life events. Not only the actors are openly welcoming the idea but even the audience is loving this shift which is evident from the figures, Sanju and Raazi being the ideal examples.

In the list of upcoming films, there are several such names like Kesari, Gold, Panipat, Super 30, Son Chiriya, and so on. Besides, Priyanka Chopra is reportedly going to star in a biopic of Mithali Raj, the star cricketer who has aced the game irrespective of the attention that the female team gets.

Also, in the films that have lately hit the theatres, almost all of them had something relatable either with the concept or the story itself. Films like Padman, Raid, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, October, and Hichki either addressed real issues or took inspiration from real-life stories.

As of now, the audience is loving the idea as it’s a refreshing shift from the commercial masala formula. Although a portion of the audience is still interested in films like Race 3 hopefully the majority has realized that they are not ready to spend their money on anything regular or repetitive anymore. People are demanding a change and makers are thankfully delivering the same.