It's a practice to follow the 'in' thing. If bell-bottoms are back in vogue, you witness a sea of youngsters dressed in bell-bottoms. If longer side-locks are considered hep-n-happening, if a particular brand of car is a hot favorite, if a particular destination is on the 'must-see-n-visit' list, it's normal to follow the trend. So, on introspection, one shouldn't really grudge if a majority of film-makers in Mumbai feel that comedies is what our junta wants to watch.
But I'd like to repeat the question: Is the genre foolproof? Recall the fate of comedies released in 2008. A majority of them went completely unnoticed. Why, in a couple