This is the final part of my Bollywood trend 2008 article. The year 2008 will definitely be a year of small movies; movies that do not have high profile actors but great stories and talented actors who portrayed their characters very well on the screen. The first movie I am going to talk about is my most favorite movie of 2008; Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na. This is a beautiful romantic movie, which introduced Aamir Khan’s nephew, Imran Khan. This is a romantic story of two friends Jai (Imran Khan) and Aditi (Genelia D’Souza) who know each other since childhood but takes time to understand their love for each other. The production cost of the movie was Rs. 110 million. In its first week the movie collected Rs. 200 million with an average of Rs. 6,56,524 per print. In five weeks, the movie collected Rs. 520 million.
Another great movie was Rock On!!. The movie introduces Farhan Akhtar as actor. Farhan Akhtar is the son of famous script and lyrics writer, Javed Akhtar. Rock On!! tells the story of a rock band named ‘Magik.’ Farhan Akhtar played the role of ‘Aditya,’ the lead vocal of the band. The story of Rock On!! was simple and it had a great emotional quotient. The movie also introduced popular TV actress, Prachi Desai, and Shahana Goswami to the audience. Both these actresses were widely appreciated for their performances.
Other successful small movies are: A Wednesday, Aamir, Jannat, 1920, and Welcome to Sajjanpur. Welcome to Sajjanpur is directed famous Indian director Shyam Benegal. Benegal is known for making serious cinemas and many of them are considered as milestones of Indian cinema such as, Ankur, Nishant, Sardari Begum, Trikaal. Welcome to Sajjanpur was his first foray into comedy cinema and the movie was very well made and widely appreciated by critics and audience.
I will end this article by talking about a major problem Bollywood is going to face in near future. Bollywood is without doubt one of the top cinema industries of