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When mediocrity becomes mainstream

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Bollywood is a repository of decent and crap films alike. Since it’s inception, this industry has given the audience a vast array of films spread across different genres.

Basically, this article’s central focus is SRK who’s rechristened as the Badshah of Bollywood by his devout fans. His journey to stardom was no cakewalk considering his humble background.

Losing his parents at an early age, SRK embarked on a journey which no sane person would’ve done and carved a niche for himself.

Now that we’re done with his glorification here, let’s talk about his tryst with mediocrity.

The current demand of Bollywood is: Get one superstar on board, add a few random mysoginist songs and there you have a formula for mind-numbing cinema at your disposal.

Shah Rukh Khan himself has been guilty of doing such mediocre films. Chennai Express, Dilwale (should be renamed ‘Disaster of the century’, et al) are few of his forgettable works.

SRK in a still from Dilwale. (Image courtesy: Indian Express)

An actor who’s brought tears to cinema-goers, and I’m saying this without exaggeration, with his choice of films, his appetite for good cinema has gone way below par lately.

Chak De India, Swades, Kal Ho Na Ho, Veer Zaara and for that matter even Fan, these films let SRK show his acting prowess. Shah Rukh set such a benchmark for himself that his recent movie choices have been a big big let down.

SRK played the role of the Indian Women’s hockey team coach. (Image courtesy: Indiatimes)

Having said that, nothing is lost for this superstar yet. His recent outing, ‘Dear Zindagi’ has evoked positive response and rightly so.

SRK-Alia Bhatt in a still from Dear Zindagi. (Image courtesy: Twitter)

The movie deals with the complications a person in her 20s faces who tries to embrace all her struggles. SRK plays a therapist who doesn’t cure the mental blockage of the protaganist per se but helps her deal with them maturely and practically.

Up next for SRK, is ‘Raees’ where he returns as the anti-hero playing a bootlegger.

SRK plays the role of a bootlegger in Raees. (Picture courtesy: Twitter)

Hope SRK returns to his best and with Raees and Imtiaz Ali’s untitled next in pipeline, he redeems himself ASAP.


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