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Naseeruddin Shah says he tried watching 'RRR', 'Pushpa' but could not sit through them

Updated on: 28 September,2023 04:06 PM IST  |  Mumbai
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Naseeruddin Shah opened up on his thoughts about blockbuster films like RRR and Pushpa

Naseeruddin Shah says he tried watching 'RRR', 'Pushpa' but could not sit through them

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Naseeruddin Shah says he tried watching 'RRR', 'Pushpa' but could not sit through them

Naseeruddin Shah is one of the finest actors in Indian cinema Apart from his immense contribution to cinema, the senior actor is also known to voice his honest opinions when asked. During a recent interview, Shah shared that he found it difficult to watch mainstream blockbusters like 'RRR' and 'Pushpa'. 

Naseeriuddin Shah was in a conversation with the YouTube channel 'We Are Yuvaa' where he was seen discussing masculinity. When he was asked about the success of films like Kabir Singh which celebrated hyper-masculinity and earned well at the box office, he said, "Men’s insecurity is increasing. That’s why hyper-masculinity is being emphasised even more. All superheroes, now in America, this Marvel universe is thriving, and it’s happening here too. But alongside, films like A Wednesday also succeed, which don’t have a hypermasculine hero. Granted, the premise of that film is completely impossible. So, that character somehow falls into the hero category because what he does, it’s not possible for anyone to do. But people overlook that, because he provides them with a thrill. So I suppose this need to receive a thrill is there and will always be there. But the acceptance of smaller films like those made by Anurag, like Ramprasad Ki Terhvi, like Gulmohar, I think these kinds of sensitive movies will find their place as well.”

Further, Shah commented on the recent pan-India blockbusters like ;RRR' and 'Pushpa'. "I am pretty sure because I have great faith in the younger generation and I think that they are far more evolved, far more informed and far more savvy than we were. Apart from the thrill, I can’t imagine what else one gets from watching such films. I tried to watch RRR, but I couldn’t. I tried to watch Pushpa, but I couldn’t. Although I did watch a Mani Ratnam film, completely, because he is a very capable filmmaker and does not have an agenda. And I can’t imagine besides the thrill or feeding the emotions hidden inside you. There is a sense of happiness that often lingers for several days after watching. I can’t imagine. Main aisi films dekhne kabhi na jaaun.”

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