Manoj Bajpayee is dissatisfied with the manner in which his film Joram was promoted to the public. “The decision to give Joram a limited release was made by Zee Studios, the company that produced the film. I had no input into the affair at all. For my part, I believe that Joram ought to have been given a far more extensive release. I believe that it had the potential to be a successful endeavor. If you want to see how Vinod Chopra and Zee Studios pushed it, look at the movie “12th Fail.” A wake-up call is provided by its success. In the midst of all the high-budget action movies that were successful, 12th Failed stood out as a shining example. In my opinion, the film Joram has the potential to become another blockbuster of the year 2023.
Manoj Bajpayee appears to be dissatisfied with the promotion of Joram, as he has stated, “I believe it should have been released to a much larger audience.”
With that being said, Manoj is pleased with the reception that his films received in the previous year. “Being able to stand in front of the major motion pictures of 2023 is not an easy task. Who are we to disagree with the preferences of the public? It is abundantly evident that the audience appreciated the films that were successful (Jawaan, Pathaan, Gadar 2, Animal in particular). We have no choice but to provide an alternative form of entertainment in the hopes that the audience would enjoy anything other than the major motion pictures that are now in theaters. On the other hand, in order to accomplish this, we must first make our films accessible and visible in theaters.If our films are not shown in theaters, then how can we expect people to have the opportunity to view them? If our films are not shown in theaters, then how can we expect people to come and watch them?
Manoj makes the following statement in response to the controversy that has arisen around the violent and misogynistic nature of some of the most recent blockbuster films: “Look, my take on this is simple.” If movies had the ability to alter people’s mentalities and bring about societal transformations, then Ram Rajya would have been available in the country by this point. Mehboob Khan, Raj Kapoor, V Shantaram, and Bimal Roy are just a few of the filmmakers that have produced excellent reformist films. Did they make even a small impact to the structure of society and the prejudices that existed? Have caste discrimination been reduced as a result of Bimal Roy’s Sujata? Does Shantaram’s Do Aaankhen Barah Haath bring about changes in the correctional system? To my mind, the primary purpose of cinema is to provide entertainment. There is no way that movies, regardless of how pessimistic their worldview may be, can alter the way that people think.