The recent film “Fighter,” directed by Siddharth Anand and starring Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone, had mixed results at the box office. While it initially received great praise and performed well over the Republic Day weekend, revenues dropped rapidly as the week went, resulting in small daily payments.
Siddharth Anand’s reaction to the film’s poor performance caused controversy, as he blamed the audience’s inability to connect with the film on a lack of exposure to air travel experiences. He stated that because a substantial percentage of the populace hasn’t flown or visited airports, they couldn’t understand the air action reflected in the film.
However, criticizing the audience for the film’s inadequacies appears myopic. It is the director’s obligation to make sure the audience connects with the film’s ideas and aspects. Instead than abdicating responsibility, Anand should objectively examine the film’s merits and faults to see why it failed to connect with audiences.
Successful films have tackled complex issues and intricate storylines, indicating that audience comprehension is not simply dictated by personal experiences. Finally, directors must attempt to develop interesting narratives that appeal to a diverse range of audiences, regardless of their backgrounds or experiences.