Manoj Bajpayee Disappointed On People Not Watching ‘Joram’ In Theatres, Says ‘We Wanted To Experiment’

Manoj Bajpayee recently in an interview expressed his displeasure as people did not turn up for real cinema. He said that while people spend thousands of rupees on mainstream entertainers, they don’t watch “real cinema”.

Manoj Bajpayee

Manoj Bajpayee says, people do not turn up for real cinema

recently in an interview with Jist, he expressed his disappointment while discussing Joram’s box office performance, he says, “Inmein se kisi ne nahi dekhi hogi (no one here must have watched the film). I am telling you, yeh yetharth hai (it is a possibility). We had purposely released Joram in very few theatres because we wanted to gauge if the audiences’ brains work the same way as we think, or if they only want to watch other kind of films. People who went to watch the film really liked it, they themselves are promoting it by word or mouth, telling ten other people to watch it. We want to see how interested they are in watching the kind of films we want to make.”

Manoj Bajpayee take on real cinema

He further added that, “There are two kinds of cinema. One is where it is a medium for art, and the other kind of cinema only entertains you. I look at cinema as an art medium, where we want to use it to tell our stories in the best possible way so that the people who watch the film like it and the stories we tell remain in their mind for a few days. That is cinema for me.”

Joram is a thriller written and directed by Devashish Makhija and produced by Zee Studios with Makhijafilm. It stars Manoj Bajpayee, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Tannishtha Chatterjee, and Smita Tambe. The film released in cinemas on December 3, 2023, after playing at several film festival around the world.


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