6 Reasons Why Bollywood Doesn’t Need Sci-Fi Films At All

If there is any one genre that has been royally ignored by Bollywood, it has to be science-fiction, or so the pseudo-Hollywood geeks claim. However, little would they know that we don’t need sci-fi because we have our own brand of films which would put any Hollywood sci-fi film to shame. How you ask? Well for starters, most of our films are set in the realm of imagination. Time travel is no big deal in B-town; they do it all the time. Characters that morph into completely different beings in a matter of minutes? Been doing it for a while now. And if you are missing the aliens dressed up in spacesuits, please refer to the films filed under the ’80s to find such blingy specimen of actors, you’d need sunglasses to look at them. Here’s listing the reasons why we will never really miss sci-fi in Bollywood.

1. The Mahabharata diet

For a generation of Indians who have been brought up on the staple diet of the televised version of the Mahabharata, sci-fi is hardly an exciting genre. Flying chariots, target-missile like arrows, invisibility without the cloak and potions that promise immortality – we have given the world a taste of what sci-fi feels like. And now that we have been there and done that, we see no reason why we should go back to it. Why not let Hollywood toy with VFX-induced cinema high, while we focus on content-driven films in the meanwhile.

2. It’s magic

Have you ever seen an unassuming, frail and elderly gentleman perform miracles that would stun everyone? We have! Our devotional films are nothing but pure sci-fi. Be it curing the ill or punishing the evil, our gods do it with a swag of their own. Being as divine as they are, they can achieve the impossible with the flick of a finger and they do so with panache. Such is our devotion to these on-screen Gods that they are worshipped even off-screen. Can even Harry Potter claim such a fan-following?

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