Larger than life dramas have reduced in the industry: Milan Luthria

As the industry awaits the release of ‘Baadshaho’ in a couple of days from now, the director of the film, Milan Luthria, has said the concept of larger-than-life dramas has reduced in the Hindi Film Industry.

The filmmaker also said the ‘machoism’ of on-screen heroes, ‘nazakat’ (elegance) of heroines and fear of villains has diluted.

“Drama has reduced. Heroes’ machoism, heroines’ nazakat and the fear of villains have been diluted… International cinema is also going towards period drama, it is larger than life, it appeals to me personally” Luthria said.

When asked why his film has been set in the ’emergency era’ of the 70s, the director said the audience looks only at the story and not the period in time where the film has been set.

“Audience don’t look at the period that the film is set in, but at the story..I don’t have a fixation with the period. It (Baadshaho’s era) is a coincidence” he said.

‘Baadshaho’ narrates a fictional story of six people who try to bring a change in their destiny by pulling of a heist. The film stars Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi, Esha Gupta and Ileana D’Cruz.



  • Buzz of movie is low, and we can only blame marketing team for that……But I know that the content and action of movie will take it forward and make it Hit….

    Best Of Luck Ajay sir and Baadshaho Team…..

  • The collection of 1st day will be in 2 digit, and with positive WOM (which I am sure about) it will become Hit…….

  • Indicine there is news that Sunny Deol is replacing Ajay in Singham 3, is it true or just a rumor……

  • Only Salman can do hero roles .. its true that sensuality and beauty of girls doesn’t come across now.. its more about cleavage and sex these days.

  • This movie will mark entry of one of the most underrated actor of Bollywood Emraan Hashmi in 100 cr club. Baadsaho will be drived forward by strong content and powerful performances.

  • At last !! Good to see a Baadshaho related article at last. Anyways better late than never.

    A number of reasons to look forward to this movie : Ajay, OUATIM team, genre (action-thriller), interesting story line (involving a heist) and nice music. If the movie is well made and content appreciated by audience, it has got enough weeks open to do great business.

    Have been waiting for this movie very eagerly since its announcement being a big fan of OUATIM movie. Hopefully it will not disappoint and will be a pleasure to watch it.

  • heavy security by police all over india due to the massive advance booking reports of badshaho…people lining up for hours to get tickets…! Earthshattering

    Stardom of devgn

  • Talking about this team’s last movie, OUATIM, it boasted of not only excellent performances but the dialogues and BGM/theme music were simply brilliant too.

    Some of my favorite dialogues of OUATIM :

    Sooch lo, baat khatam karni hai ya kahani shuru
    Contributed by Ajay Devgn

    Main un cheezon ki smuggling karta hoon, jinki ijaazat sarkar nahi deti un cheezon ki nahi, jinki ijaazat zameer nahi deta
    Contributed by Ajay Devgn

    Chaukiyan chahe police ki ho shehar ke commissioner to hum hi log hai
    Contributed by Ajay Devgn

    Kashti leharon se takrayegi toh hi kinaare naseeb honge
    Contributed by Ajay Devgn

    Main apne kaam karne ka tareeka badal raha hoon tevar nahi
    Contributed by Ajay Devgn

    Dua mein yaad rakhna
    Contributed by Ajay Devgn

    Jaise tu hua tha upar waale ki dua se, thodi mehnat se aur bahut sari lagan se
    Contributed by Ajay Devgn

    Zindagi ho toh smuggler jaisi sari duniya raakh ki tarah neeche aur khud dhuen ke tarah upar
    Contributed by Emraan Hashmi

    Tumhari baat ka jawaab de diya toh tumhara sawaal bura maan jayega
    Contributed by Emraan Hashmi

    Raaste ki parwah karoonga toh manzil bura maan jayegi
    Contributed by Emraan Hashmi

    Gaadi chahe kitni bhi tezz ho usse rokne ke liye ek keel kafi hai
    Contributed by Randeep Hooda

    Like OUATIM, Rajat Arora is also back with the Baadshaho team so hoping the dialogues of Baadshaho will be dhamakedar too.

    • @ peaceful

      you are praising once upon a time in mumbai ….. dont ignore akkis once upon a time in mumbai doobara was a better masterpiece …… it was epic COMEDY film of akki ….. akki is a comedy badshah and he was hilarious as gangster in film ….. film has earthshattering idmb rating of 4.9

      • Yes, OUATIMD was always meant to be a romantic movie and was marketed as one.. it also had the same Dhamakedaar dialogues, great music, awesome plotline and interesting twists with doses of action and comedy in between..One of my favourite movies and it unfortunately flopped because a real life gangster decided to smuggle screens away from the movie..Do u remember his name..?? It starts with S..R…K

  • Movie get good opening at single screens coz of Ajay Devgan, action scencs & Sunny leone, but the multiplex audience will accept the movie its a big question?

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