Prabhu Deva: I won’t change my style to please critics

Prabhu Deva’s latest directorial venture R… Rajkumar was slammed by the critics because it is a typical been there, done that kind of a film. However, the movie did well at the box office and the director says he doesn’t care about what the critics say.

“What is so terrible about my film that critics have chosen to make personal remarks about me? With due respects, how are they going to decide what kind of films I should make? And if as they say my formula has become tired, why has R… Rajkumar opened so well everywhere, and not just in the single theatres but in multiplexes as well,” said Prabhu Deva who went around theatres in Mumbai after the film’s release. “Everyone from members of the audience to the ushers and canteen-wallahs at theatres said they loved the film. I personally saw packed theatres where audiences were clapping cheering and dancing,” he added.

“The people who are going to see my film are obviously not influenced by the critics’ harsh comments. The critics gave and 3.5 and 4 stars to some films recently that opened poorly and never picked up. If according to critics my style of filmmaking is so tired and tiring, how come the audiences go to see my films? And as long as audiences see my films, why should I change my style? Even my harshest critics say there is a Prabhu Dheva signature style. Why should I give it up when so many other filmmakers are attempting it?” said the choreographer-director.

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