Indian films: can biopics create a good difference?There is an ongoing discussion in the Ask Experts section as to whether the Multiplexes are better than single screen theaters. In the ultimate analysis, for a movie to be a hit, it should be absorbing. It should engage the audiences. Even in action movies, after Sholay, we have not had any movie with such an absorbing story line and brilliant acting.
Be that as it may, one understands that biopics are in the making. About Jayalalitha, Modi and so many other personalities. Will these actually show the corruption of the Queen of Corruption is a big question mark. The loot of sand by the ruling party mafia, the illegal trade, is still one of the worst forms of corruption in Tamil Nadu.
Can the biopics reflect such realities and bring out both the good and the bad? What will be the effects on society, if the bad things are shown? Yes, that is the bitter truth, but can it be shown?