Sohail Khan has come out strongly against practices in the film industry that are harming movies. One of them – multiple releases on a single day, due to which their home production Main Aur Mrs. Khanna did badly against All The Best and Blue.
He also feels that critics need to review movies on Mondays and not on Fridays as reviews can make or break a film. “I think reviewers should give a clean three-day run to every film and leave it on audiences to choose which one to watch. By writing a film off on a Friday, they indirectly cause a lot of harm to that movie and business definitely gets affected by such scathing reviews. Moreover, not many critics are unbiased today.”
I have heard this argument previously of disallowing film critics from reviewing movies immediately after/before they are released and I cannot disagree more.
We had around 5 decently good movies last year, so it is safe to assume that if you blindly walk in for a movie, about 95% of the time, the movie will leave you dissatisfied. So in a sense, what filmmakers want is more audience to be awed by their promotion and publicity gimmicks and willing to shell out a few hundred bucks for a product that in most cases isn’t even worth it.
Mr. Sohail Khan, I have a better idea for you. No reviews for the first three days, but the tickets should be for free. At the end of the movie, let people decide what they want to pay.
I think it’s a fair trade.
What say ?