on the previous post by Sudeep, which went so long that I had to post it as a blog .. apologies
Sudeepa, I agree Kannada movies lack originality. Most of our hits have been remakes. (so are the songs)... but I think the industry has moved a bit upwards in the past few years .. in terms of script writing and even music.. i do miss old harmonium style of Hamsalekha, Rajan Nagendra etc.. This is a transition phase, the industry is re-establishing itself... and in this growth there will be some crap and some cut copy paste ..similar to the IT industry.. uppi could have been a shankar nag .. (OM is a classic)..but he got carried away and went to acting.. Yograj bhat has had a couple of decent movies .. heard "moggina mansu" is good too.. its novel to have a whole women oriented movie in Kannada .. even the bollywood cannot afford it ..
the scene in hollywood is pathetic too.. its alll comic books into movies now.. spiderman, batman, iron man etc etc etc.. i am shocked that 'The Dark Knight' could replace Godfather as the best movie on IMDB.. that totally sucks.. the days of classic drama/issue based movies seems to be diminishing in Hollywood.. its more like hancok, wanted matrix etc..which feels like Rajini / mithun movies of the 80s with a Sci Fi and tech twist..
Looks like Tamil and Telugu industry have declined too in novelty. Tamil was at the cutting edge of experimentation a few years back.. Now they have found a easy formula.. copy from malayalam movies.. Now bollywood is chasing the similar angles too.. either copy.. or have a superstar .. or stars who can be sentationsalized and capature on the pre-hype of the movie, (market aggressively) have a strong 1 week sales.. recover all the costs, make a decent profit.. through Music sales, DVD, VCD and channels .. Last year I enjoyed movies like Taare Zameen Par, Bheja fry, Ek Chalis ki last local etc which were small budget decent movies and some really good ones.. I thought the trend would increase, but its back to classic Khan's and Kumar's, Kapoor movies this year...