Bollywood cinema has moved away from heros and heroines only singing and dancing to realistic story-lines that the audience can easily relate to. Films like ‘Luka Chuppi’ (2019), that was based on a live-in relationship has resonated with the audience, and its director Laxman Utekar says that the people are loving the rawness and originality.
DNA reports Utekar saying, “Until few years ago audience had not seen stories of small town people for the longest time. We did not have directors from small towns, we had them from Juhu or Bandra so their hero comes in a Ferrari, shoot happens in New York and so on. In our country after every 100 km there is a different culture, language, costume, flavour and we are not exposed to it. People are bringing culture into films and audience is loving the originality, the rawness. Audience are bored to see a hero getting down from chopper or has a big house. Today people either want fantasy films like ‘Baahubali’ or something real. They want to have a connect to it. There is nothing in between that works.”
‘Luka Chuppi’ starred Kriti Sanon and Kartik Aaryan.