It is said that the movie makers in Bollywood who are able to feel the pulse of the common man, can deliver the hit movies. A hit movie is one, which by the box office standards, is able to garner the maximum response financially in the early days of its release or even after some months. In other words, a hit movie goes on to do business with recovery of its expenditure and above that gathers a lot of profit.
Among the Indian movies, there have been thousands of films which are released on a yearly basis. Not every one of them goes on to score hits in the box office. Some are high grosser while many others are not even able to recover their investments. But still the movie makers are carrying on unrelentingly producing and making cinema in Bollywood. Actors are roped in by production houses and the directors are brought on board, with hiring of many other technical people and then the movie gets completed. It will be extremely difficult to point a finger towards a movie that has done well in every aspect of the movie making.
Some Recipes for Hits:
Some are able to score good favours among the audiences because they have a good star cast while others run along smoothly because their story is good. In some, which doesn't have a big name in their cast, get into the hit movie list because the acting has been superb.
Sometimes the music, song and dance become the saviour of the movies. With such different factors working for the Indian movies, it is extremely difficult to point out a particular factor that really works for the audiences. There was a time when action movies were given a go by, by the audiences. In present times, a number of movies of the same genre have registered the cash at the box office.
There was a time when love stories and wedding based movies were seen in large number and movies like Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge and Hum Aapke Hain Kaun ran through silver jubilee, diamond jubilee and even ran for full year in some theatres in India.
Some producers brought up movie in the genre of horror and tried to give a spooky experience to the audiences. These movies didn't ring the bells to a large extent.
There have been instances where movies from Hollywood and down south were remade or the idea was recaptured in the Indian movies and some did well in the box office while others failed miserably. The directors and producers were at a loss for explaining these phenomena.
Although some stories and ideas have worked, there were many Indian movies with the same ideas which failed miserably. In such a scenario, it is always difficult for the movie makers to come out with a movie recipe which will work with guarantee. People have accepted many things in the movies these days and the movie makers are trying to put in many things in front of them. Some get accepted while others are rejected.
But, Bollywood keeps on churning movies from the sets where every director, actor, cameraman, song composer, and other people involved in the movie making hope that their movies get the box office nod. This style of movie making which doesn't follow any set formula is basically an experiment with different subjects. At the end of the day, every producer or director can only hope for the best and start a new movie with fresh enthusiasm.