Regardless of what his/her status in Malayalam film industry is, everyone seems to hate the term “new generation”.
The seniors are not ready to accept the fact that there is a new wave that has changed the equations in Malayalam cinema to a great extent. Especially, the older generation heroes and the seasoned filmmakers who are particularly not ready update or move away from the conventional formulae.
They cite the collection figures to justify their point. “The media goes so much about the so called experiments. But when it comes to box office collections all these films are no where near the commercial mass masala flicks,” says a senior director, under the condition of anonymity.
Of course, its fine to earn big bucks but the issue is mainly about the reluctance to go with any thought that is new. So the younger crop of heroes is labelled in general as “new generation heroes” and the new crop of films are just dismissed as “copies from the West”.