After ‘Bahubali’, the production of Pan India films has increased rapidly, these Pan India films will be released this year
Several pan India films are lined up for release in the coming days including ‘Radhe Shyam’, ‘Adipurush’, ‘Thalaivi’, ‘Major’, ‘Saalar’, ‘Liger’ and ‘RRR. Pan (Presence Across Nation) India Films refers to the cinema which is shot in multiple languages simultaneously keeping in mind the interest of the audience and released simultaneously across the country.
The production of Pan India films has gained momentum only after the film ‘Bahubali’. South and regional stars are being roped in along with Bollywood stars to broaden the appeal of these films.
What is the thinking of the producers behind making these films, what are the challenges faced by the artists and writers, our correspondent Deepesh Pandey has investigated these aspects in detail?
Hindi and South Indian industries working together is not a new thing. Many actors including South’s stars Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Nagarjuna, Prabhudheva have appeared on screen with Bollywood stars. Many actresses including Kajol, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sonakshi Sinha have also worked in South’s films.
wide appeal required
Now the actors of Bollywood and South film industry are becoming a part of many big films together to reach more audience. Ajay Devgn and Alia Bhatt will be seen in SS Rajamouli’s directorial ‘RRR’. The film will feature South stars Ram Charan and Jr NTR in the lead roles. It is set to release in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada languages.
At the same time, the film ’83’, made on the Indian cricket team became the world champion for the first time, will be released in five languages. This will be Ranveer Singh’s first film to release pan India. Saif Ali Khan and Kriti Sanon will be seen alongside Prabhas in Om Raut-directed ‘Adipurush’.
Regarding the growing trend of Pan India movies, Zee Studio CEO Sharik Patel says, “The audience of Hindi belt is preferring South dubbed movies on TV. ‘Baahubali’ proved that pan India films can do good business.
KGF’ was a masala action Kannada film, but was liked by the whole world. This trend of Pan India movies is getting popular. Before releasing the films pan India, all we see is that the story should be global and it should have the emotions that affect everyone.
In this regard, S Krishna, director of the film ‘Pehlawan’ (2019), says, ‘Content is what excites the market of all languages. Distributors take films into their own hands only when they feel that the content will sell. Emotions connect the audience. So my focus is on how it is written and decorated rather than on the language of the film.