Written by Sampada Sharma
| New Delhi |
Published: January 13, 2018 6:00 am

Ranbir Kapoor became the poster boy of the ‘coming of age’ in Hindi cinema. But if explored further, we might find our Lady Bird soon.

Until a decade ago, Hindi cinema hadn’t yet popularised the genre, ‘coming of age’ but the genre is now at the base of most urban Hindi films. The mass production of movies in those days wasn’t focused on the urban millennial but things started to change with the release of Ayan Mukerji’s 2009 film Wake Up Sid. Soon after the release of this film, the makers found an untapped market of urban audience, the ones who wanted to see their aspirations on the silver screen and realised that the demons in their lives weren’t external.

While Wake Up Sid gets all the credit for introducing the ‘coming of age’ phrase to the…

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