Hi­jack­ing Bol­ly­wood

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While the plot thick­ens around the miss­ing Malaysia Air­lines flight, MH370, here is a ques­tion to be an­swered: Why does Bol­ly­wood fail abysmally when deal­ing with the theme of hi­jack­ing? It was only in the wake of 9/11 that a slow stream of hi­jack­ing movies started re­leas­ing. But all of them had the same for­mula (de­railed flight, Is­lamic ter­ror­ists, in­no­cent hostages, and a dash of ro­mance), the same theme (al­most al­ways, it was the 1999 Kan­da­har hi­jack of flight IC814) and the same fate (box of­fice washouts.) Here’s how the fail­ure of imag­i­na­tion plays out.

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