Yash Raj Films is going through a bad phase with a series of flop movies. Neither of YRF’s recent films gained success or earned average popularity. The post-pandemic time is pulling YRF pillars down as the banner has maintained a streaks of failures at the box office. After the blockbuster War and Mardani 2, every film produced by Aditya Chopra failed to entertain the audience. It suffered a string of flops starting with Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar, Bunty Aur Babli 2, Jayeshbhai Jordaar, Samrat Prithviraj, and now Shamshera.
Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap who is busy promoting his upcoming film Dobaara spoke on the series of flops by YRF. Describing the reason behind YRF’s back-to-back failure he said, “The industry is such that people will continue walking in from all walks of life. Here, cinema is largely controlled by those people, and that to the second generation, that has grown up in trial rooms. They have not lived life. So, they’re referencing is based on cinema. What is not on screen can’t be cinema to them. The biggest problem with YRF is the trial room effect. You take a story and you want to make a Pirates of the Caribbean out of it and it becomes Thugs of Hindostan. You take a story, and you want to make a Mad Max: Fury Road out of it, and it becomes Shamshera. The moment you head in that direction, you’re cheating yourself, especially in today’s time. A Shamshera would’ve really worked two-three years back.”
The Manmarziyaan director further added, “You have one person sitting in a cave, who doesn’t know the world outside, dictating how everybody should be making their films and telling them what to do. Obviously, you’re digging your own grave. You have to empower people, you can’t dictate terms. That time is passe now. If Aditya Chopra has hired a bunch of people, he needs to empower them and not dictate them, not control the casting, not control everything. Sit in your office, hire good people if you trust them, and let them make their film. Which is the mistake he makes. He doesn’t let them (be).”
Anurag Kashyap is gearing up for the release of his upcoming movie Dobaaraa. The time traveler thriller stars Tappsee Pannu and Thappad actor Pavail Gulati. Dobaaraa is directed by Anurag Kashyap and produced by Ekta Kapoor. It is a unique story and has been screened at the London Film Festival, Fantasia Film Festival 2022, and the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. The movie is set to release on 19th August 2022.