AndNow,aHome Production from MPs
It is not surprising that canny film producers postponed their major releases slated for May 16. They had correctly divined that the blockbuster called Lok Sabha 2014 would dwarf all others.Theircautionhasbeenvindicatedasthereisscarcelyastar in Bollywood, Kollywood, Tollywood or even Hollywood who wouldcaretochancehisorherhandagainstNarendraModiin terms of box-office draw for at least the next fortnight in India. AndnowthatRajinikanthhasalsodeclaredthewinner,thereis even less chance of another contender for the maximum audience. And the star cast of the Lok Sabha is formidable, harking back to the multi-starrers of the 1970s and 1980s. That many of actor-MPs also hail from that era seems almost fitting, from Hema Malini and Shatrughan Sinha to Vinod Khanna, with even a character actor, Paresh Rawal, to round out the cast. Along with Babul Supriyo for playback singing, the Bengal contribution also cannot be denied, from megastar Dev to veterans Shatabdi Roy, Tapas Pal and yesteryear’s Moon MoonSen.AsRekha,SmritiIraniandMithunChakrabortyare already in the Rajya Sabha, it would be a shame to let such histrionic talents be used solely for political battles. Since the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have their own TV channels, maybe a movie or two may be considered in the next five years?