"Filmmakers in Bollywood, despite their big market, spend hardly Rs 35 Cr on production costs and fill the pockets of actors and directors. They should up their game and make quality films. The South is coming at you folks! Expect three pan-Indian films every year!" says a Box-Office tracker. If, this year, we saw 'Saaho', last year it was '2.0'. And, next year, it is going to be Rajamouli's 'RRR' and Yash-starrer 'KGF'.
While it's true that Bollywood spends less on non-remuneration areas, it tells only half the story. Films like 'Article 15' have come with excellent visuals despite being not-so-big budgeted. It's because of the technique and the calibre of technicians.
In Telugu, even big-ticket films like 'Agnyaathavaasi' and 'Vinaya Vidheya Rama' come with shoddy visuals and it's because a lion's share of the budget goes into the fees of the hero-director duo.