Director Zoya Akhtar’s ‘The Archives’, a Hindi film based on American comics, will be released soon. Instead of seeing the film as a separate effort, the children of the three stars are rumored to be making their Hindi film debut at the same time. Because of this, the audience has begun to ring the bell of discontent on social networks. The theme of dynasticism has resurfaced and the boycott Bollywood hashtag has resurfaced. However, the people of Bollywood welcomed these new artists and tried to avoid the dynasty issue.
The dynasty in Bollywood is still a hot topic today. Even if there is an excuse and the subject of the children of the stars comes up, the controversy about the ostentatious Bollywood dynasty breaks out and only then is it silenced. The occasion is the Hindi remake of the popular western comic series ‘The Archives’ directed by Zoya Akhtar and the children of three Bollywood stars who made their Bollywood debut. The film will premiere on Netflix next year and will feature Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan, superstar Amitabh Bachchan’s grandson Agastya Nanda, and actress Sridevi’s daughter Khushi Kapoor making their debut. Bollywood debut together.
There has been a lot of talk over the last year about Zoya Akhtar’s Archies movie remake. After a brief glimpse of the film was finally broadcast on social media, many were outraged when they saw Suhana, Agastya, and Khushi together. Hindi filmmakers and directors are once again making a new business by bringing the children of Bollywood stars from their movies to Bollywood. As a director, Zoya Akhtar has always given different films, experimented with different themes. But her efforts, her style and all those things aside, just giving the children of stars a chance has started to criticize her. Ever since Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan came to Bollywood via ‘Student of the Year’ ten years ago, the issue of dynasty has remained a point of contention, ever since the Sushant Singh Rajput suicide case. Producer and director Karan Johar is still accused of being a pioneer of dynasticism. A generation has grown up watching the Archie cartoons, which were originally American comics and have been popular in India since childhood. But its Indianization is also consuming now. If Zoya Akhtar was going to bring this story to the audience Indian-style, then why does the film feature American costumes and American food culture? The audience is also raising questions about what is to be gained from an Indian presentation of Archies. The film succeeds in entertaining as well as informing, with the participation of the children of the stars.
Netizens have ridiculed the film, saying that it would have been better if it had been titled “The Multiverse of Nepotism” instead of “The Files”. The film is being branded dynastic on social media. Once again, as usual, all Bollywood veterans have gone silent on the matter. This has also been criticized by the audience. Bollywood, however, has welcomed this new generation. Even his parents have expressed happiness. Shah Rukh Khan has given his daughter four pieces of advice this time around. Gauri Khan has also praised his daughter. The Bachchan family is delighted. It was Amitabh Bachchan who publicly announced his grandson’s film debut on social media. The Kapoor family has also expressed their happiness for the happy debut. So even though the audience criticized Zoya, her Bollywood colleagues supported her.
The Hindi movie ‘The Archives’ has an atmosphere of the sixties. If the story is told in an Indian way based on a Western concept, then it is rare to see an image of a young Indian man from the 1960s dressed in Western clothes with a hamburger in his hand and going on a picnic in the woods. But Zoya Akhtar made it possible and there are still ridiculous reviews that this could happen in Bollywood. After the Sushant Singh Rajput suicide case, dynasticism in Bollywood has always been a source of dissatisfaction. From time to time, the old and the new in Bollywood know it. Bollywood has no choice but to accept this fact and move on, hoping that the audience will slowly accept Alia Bhatt, Sara Ali Khan, Janhvi Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Ananya Pandey for their performances.