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Humor: Top Stars ditched, Young Stars propelled

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 • Telugu Comments
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Covid Pandemic Shift

The world of cinema has undergone a significant transformation in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Audiences' preferences have shifted, with a newfound appreciation for world cinema.

Star Heroes and Pan-India Ambitions The decline in comedy films from star heroes can be attributed to their focus on action-packed, pan-India projects. Following the success of "Baahubali", stars like Prabhas and Allu Arjun have gravitated towards films with broader appeal, leaving a gap in the comedy genre

From Pan-India Dreams to Homegrown Humor The Telugu film industry witnessed a significant shift in focus after the pandemic. While pre-pandemic trends leaned towards pan-India action films, the post-pandemic era saw a resurgence of comedy, proving its enduring appeal at the box office.

Top Stars Ditched

Many established stars initially gravitated towards action-packed pan-India projects. However, films like Prabhas's "Radhe Shyam" faced challenges, indicating a potential shift in audience preferences.

Top Stars Dilemma

There's a certain expectation that Allu Arjun might delve into a similar genre, especially after the success of his comedy-action film 'Race Gurram.' Kona Venkat, a prominent figure in the industry, has expressed his strong desire to create a sequel to the popular comedy film 'Adurs,' even going as far as to suggest he would go on a hunger strike in front of NTR's house to make it happen.

Top Stars Comedy-Will Fans Accept

However, the question remains whether audiences, particularly the pan-Indian audience, would anticipate 'Adurs 2' as much as they do for a film like 'Devara' . The likelihood of NTR taking up such a project is uncertain, adding to the speculation surrounding the potential success of 'Adurs 2.' Same is the case with Allu Arjun doing another comedy film like Race Gurram.

Young Stars Propelled

With star heroes exploring other genres, young actors like Naveen Polishetty, Sree Vishnu, and Sidhu Jonnalagadda capitalized on the lack of comedy films. They delivered laugh riots like "Jathi Ratnalu" and "Tillu Square", demonstrating the genre's box-office potential.

Laughter big hit at BO

Post-pandemic box office trends indicate that audiences crave humor and entertainment. Films with strong comedic elements, even with simpler storylines, have consistently performed well, proving that laughter is a surefire formula for success.

Comedy's Enduring Legacy The success of films like "DJ Tillu", "Samajavaragamana", and "Dhamaka" reaffirms the importance of comedy in Telugu cinema. Even established stars like Ravi Teja and Venkatesh have found success in returning to their comedic roots

Laughter Future The success of comedy films has paved the way for more laughter-filled projects. Young heroes are actively seeking scripts with strong comedic elements, and established actors like Allari Naresh are returning to their comedic roots. This trend suggests a bright future for comedy in Telugu cinema.

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