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Why do Akshay Kumar, Kangana Ranaut, and John Abraham profit off of patriotic movies?

Starting off, there's nothing wrong with patriotic movies. It can be counted under a sub-genre of its own and films like Lagaan and Rang De Basanti are stellar examples of well done movies with an underlying theme of being patriotic.

However, it's the more recent ones that seem very adrenaline-rushed, and heaped with almost unnatural dialogues. The difference between Range De Basanti and these new movies is that while the former said it was fictional, the latter claim to be historical. It's all fine but a lot of it comes across as though forcing a reaction from the audience. Again, they're not bad movies, but at some point, the fatigue sets in. Akshay Kumar's movies, for example, are churned out at such a fast rate and after a point it seems like he's found what works. And that's used for selling movies. It's evident now that these movies have figured the formula required and know that it'll perform well at the box office. Even Kangana Ranaut's Manikarnika was riddled with these issues even though her acting was great. It was supposed to be historical fiction but ended up with dialogues that are more in sync with today in order to appear patriotic.

It'd be good to have a Rang De Basanti in the midst of this. What are your thoughts?


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