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Kajol explains why 90s Hindi films had a better chance of becoming ‘hits’

by Joe Bourn

Actress Kajol, who recently celebrated 25 years of her hit film Gupt, said that movies had a better chance of becoming hits in the ’90s. In a chat with Pinkvilla, Kajol shared that since the audience didn’t have many options for entertainment, they would appreciate the movies they watched in the cinema hall.

The DDLJ actor said that in the 90s, “it was easier for a film to become a hit.” He added, “I wouldn’t take credit from us and say we didn’t make a good movie, but I would say there was only one way of entertainment at the time. There was only one thing you could do. You could just go to the theater to see a movie. There was no YouTube, no OTT, no TV either. So that was the only thing people had.”

It is unheard of in this day and age for a film to stay in theaters for 25 weeks, but many films of the 90s successfully achieved this feat. Recalling those days, Kajol said, “Films used to do 25 weeks. There were silver jubilees. They were actually quite easy to do. There were at least 4-5 silver and golden jubilees in a year. It was easier. People had a lot less to remember, so they remembered a lot better.”

Kajol started her career with the 1992 film Bekhudi and established herself in the 90s with films like Baazigar, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, among others.

She will next be seen directed by Revathi Salaam Venky.

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