Taapsee Pannu claims that the quality of films being produced in the south hasn’t suddenly improved


Actress Taapsee Pannu claimed that Hindi-speaking viewers have only recently “woken up” to diversity cinema and that South Indian films are still “as wonderful or horrible” as they always have been. Therefore, she remarked, while audiences around the world are only now getting to see SS Rajamouli’s films, people in India have always known that he is capable of creating RRR.

Anurag Kashyap, the director of Taapsee’s next movie Dobaaraa, and co-star Pawail Gulati accompanied her at the recent BFI screening. As someone who has worked across languages in India, she was questioned about the formation of South Indian cinema. Taapsee claimed that, more than anything else, the situation for performers has altered and that, in many ways, it is now simpler for people to enter the North than it was for her ten years ago.

These kinds of movies were produced back then as well, but perhaps the budgets weren’t as large as Rajamouli’s Baahubali and RRR, she added. However, at the time, movies that were regarded as “regional” were just as good. The same sort of thing that was going on when I first began out ten years ago; the Hindi public is just now becoming aware of it as a result of this crossover, and a lot of credit goes to the OTT world for this.

“The movies are still as wonderful or horrible as they were back then,” Taapsee continued. I therefore don’t perceive a difference in the calibre of the films they are producing. It’s not like they are manufacturing something new all of a sudden. Magadheera, as you can see, has also produced some fantastic movies in the past. Makkhi can become a hero thanks to that man. RRR thinks, “Obviously, he can accomplish this.”

However, she claimed that compared to her experience attempting to get into the Hindi profession, actresses have it simpler. When I first began acting in Hindi eight years ago, I was referred to as a “South Indian actress,” and people used to advise me to shed that label if I truly wanted to succeed in the Hindi film industry. Despite coming from Delhi, I had to start from scratch. I worked my way up there and had the privilege of working with some truly amazing people. Additionally, I had to start over. not right now. Thanks to OTT, satellite, and theatrical releases, all of these huge performers are enormous names even for Hindi audiences from the very first movie. Therefore, they are not required to work their way up, like I did ten years ago, Taapsee added.

In recent months, South Indian films like KGF: Chapter 2, RRR, and Pushpa: The Rise have outperformed some of the biggest Hindi language films, raising concerns within the industry about the changing tastes of the public.