Kamal Haasan Puts An End To South Vs Bollywood Debate, Says “We Learned From Sholay And..”

Kamal Haasan is all set to release his upcoming film Vikram on June 3. The film stars Vijay Sethupathi and Fahadh Faasil along with Kamal Haasan. The writer, lyricist, and also Tamil superstar opened up on pan India cinema during his press conference of Vikram. The upcoming action thriller is a pan India movie, releasing in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, and Hindi. There has always been a debate between South Indian movies and Bollywood Hindi films, but Mr. Haasan has brought the discussion to an end by stating “Films don’t have language.”

During the press conference of Vikram, speaking about pan India movies, Kamal Haasan said, “Film speaks a world language, we are a country with such diversity but with fantastic unity. We as a country don’t speak a language but sing the national anthem with pride. That’s the only Bengali people know is the national anthem. Down south, you will find a very dark gentleman who would call himself Nehru, that’s what this country is all about. I have seen this from my childhood. There is one sensibility that united us all, and we are living it otherwise we were just princely states. The film takes its part, and does its duty in uniting people. This is the only place where you don’t check the cast and status of the next man sitting in the cinema hall. This is an example and I am happy to belong to this family. 

He further added: “It is not a South film that is succeeding, it’s an Indian film succeeding. That’s always better than a Hollywood film succeeding. It doesn’t matter which part of the country is making a film. We learned to make big films from films like Mughal Ae Azam, Sholay and so many others that have been seen nationally. Mughal Ae Azam is not just intelligence, it takes guts to make. It takes years and decades to make a film. I have seen Sholay, I have worked with the makers, I never thought I would meet him. We should respect each other, if you think the film is good appreciate it, language doesn’t matter. Films don’t have language.”

Vikram, the action thriller film is written and directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj and produced by Raaj Kamal Films International.

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