Why can't we have more of meaningful films in local languages?The South Indian films in Tamil and Telugu, are so unrealistic. Some ten years or so, a classic like Sankarabharam, in Telugu and Kaakka Muttai in Tamil are indeed made.
However, all this is very far and few between. Most movies are absolute trash with the hero bashing up one hundred bad guys in one go. The leading ladies look like morons who just dance around trees. There is hardly any story, except that the good wins over the evil. These masala movies do more harm to the already spoiled societies.
Can we reverse this trend? Why not bring more realism into our movies? One does not know much about Hindi, as these films get released mostly in Chennai only. Why can't we have films that will stir up people? For example, if a film is made about corrupt politicians and the business class, that leads to disasters like the Tuticorin tragedy, there will be more awareness.
Are such realistic films possible at all? There are some good Malayalam movies that talk about realism, though.