Friday, September 3, 2010

Critics - What a joke!

By Anant Mathur (September 03, 2010)

It’s mind boggling to see how many top Hindi film critics are speaking ill of Karan Johar’s latest offering WE ARE FAMILY. What I fail to understand is that these same critics, after crushing the film, are giving it 2.5 stars or more, the only exception - at the time of this post - was Khalid Mohamed who gave it 1 star.

I know we’re suppose to buy that critics are not paid for their reviews by filmmakers, but come on guys when you bad mouth a film so much and still give it a 2.5 star rating, it doesn’t support your case much now does it? 

A similar review for a film whose producer is a small time guy (and not Karan Johar) would get 1 star or less from you, so why the favoritism?
Fine, you didn’t like WE ARE FAMILY, but you thought the performances were good. Performances alone don’t a great film make, and if there’s no story, I don’t care how good the acting is – no film deserves a higher rating because of the performances. It's just not done!

A film should evoke emotions, draw you in and compel you to want to watch it over and over again. If a film fails to do this - it shouldn't be given more than 1 star.

Sooraj R. Barjatya please return to the director's chair and show this fool Karan Johar what good family films are - perhaps he can learn about family values and our Indian culture by watching your films.

Links for some reviews of WE ARE FAMILY:
1. STOPmom - Khalid Mohammed - Passion For Cinema
2. We Are Family Movie Review - Nikhat Kazmi - Times of India 

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