According to filmmaker and choreographer Farah Khan, critics are biased towards boring movies, and that they should stop reviewing commercial films.
“It would be great if everyone likes the movie, critics and the audience. But I think there is a bias against commercial cinema. I know the critics are only doing their job, but there is a breed of critics that only likes slow and boring movies,” the 49-year-old said here Wednesday on the sets of reality show “Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega.”
“So I think they should not review commercial films and someone who understands and enjoys commercial films should do it,” she further added.
Giving a live example of her brother’s film Humshakals, Farah said, “Humshakals got terrible reviews but it did pretty well at the box office, so I rest my case. So did ‘Ek Villain’ also I think. I was in London at that time, but I heard the reviews were not great. But look at the box office.”
But she’s thankful to today’s audience who do not go by reviews.
“I am noticing that the critics today are liking only a particular type of film, which is arty, slow and a bit boring. They do not like commercial films at all. So if we follow only those four people, then the film industry will shut down,” Farah said.
“Audiences watch a film using their own sensibility and if they like it, they go again. They don’t go only by the critics,” she added.
Farah Khan is currently working on her upcoming project, “Happy New Year” which stars Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Sonu Sood and Boman Irani.