We can compete with Hollywood in content: ‘Holiday’, ‘Ghajini’ director A R Murugadoss

Murugadoss said: “But we can definitely deliver a product in terms of intelligence and content in a sensible action film and compete with a Hollywood film."

By: Indo-Asian News Service | Published:June 23, 2014 11:48 am
“But we can definitely deliver a product in terms of intelligence and content in a sensible action film and compete with a Hollywood film,” he said. “But we can definitely deliver a product in terms of intelligence and content in a sensible action film and compete with a Hollywood film,” he said.

Film director A.R. Murugadoss, known for making high octane action thrillers, says that Indian films can compete with Hollywood in the content department but do not have the same kind of market.

“Indian films can compete with Hollywood films in terms of content. But considering the scale of Hollywood films, we can’t compete with them in terms of market and it’s quite difficult to take on war films or high budget action movies,” Murugadoss, famous for delivering Tamil actioners “Dheena” and “Ramana”, told IANS.

“But we can definitely deliver a product in terms of intelligence and content in a sensible action film and compete with a Hollywood film,” he said.

The well-known director made his Bollywood foray with Aamir Khan-starrer ‘Ghajini’, a remake of his Tamil hit of the same name, which started the Rs.100-crore-club trend in the Hindi film industry.

Now his second movie, “Holiday – A Soldier Is Never Off Duty”, also a remake of his Tamil film “Thuppakki”, has hit the jackpot at the box office. It stars Akshay Kumar in the lead role.

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    guest
    Jun 23, 2014 at 2:06 pm
    obviously copying is a very hard task
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      Herman
      Jun 23, 2014 at 8:40 am
      Not yet, we have a long way to go. Directors like you can surely one day come close to the Hollywood production. I watched the movie Holiday and honestly there were some scenes that need a lot of improvement. Those military guys looked like funny waking and spreading out with a umption that the terrorist would split in twos. What if the half that split to follow the terrorist would be a dead end. We in hindi cinemas need to follow a lot of logic and common sense. I don't think we can match even the b-grade director of hollywood because they base their content on reality more than wimps and fancies of their audience.
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        Manish Manish
        Jun 23, 2014 at 11:42 am
        ha ha, joke of the year
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