A movie, especially in Bollywood, is defined by the star cast. People are more hooked up on their favourite celebrities than other major factors involved in the movie making process. What they fail to realize is that a movie comes into existence because of all behind the scenes people. It takes the hard work and contribution of these unsung heroes, those names you don’t bother to read while the movie ends and credit starts rolling, to make your beloved artist, a successful and widely known megastar.
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In every award ceremony, there are so many categories but the main focus of the audience would definitely be on the big ones. Those will steal the show while the other technical ones will never be paid much attention to.
The industry is ever growing. So many people are associated with it. We fail to remember that there can be a movie without stars but no star will ever become famous without a strong and influential script and n number of workers behind it. It takes a lot of time to climb the ladder of success but the success is short lived if you can’t give one brilliant performance after the other.
Farah Khan’s effort to bring those people on-screen and give them recognition, even if it’s for a few seconds, is worth mentioning. Despite the fact that her movies are more of commercial and not critically acclaimed, she always ends them with a song and her team members performing, a thing which any other director is hardly seen doing.
Critically acclaimed movies should be talked about as well. ‘Margarita With A Straw’, ‘Masaan’ and ‘Titli’ were successful in terms of gaining good reviews from critics all around the world because of their powerfully built and invigorating story lines. It proves that the people behind the screens matter a lot more than the ones we see and like on screen.
A-Listers get their fees and the share of the success of the movie but no such benefit is available to those working behind the curtains. Though we are not demeaning the hard work of the actors but only shedding light on those who are never talked about nor they become the headlines of the papers.