You May Stop Reviews But Not Social Media
Senior Telugu filmmaker Suresh Babu has said that the film fraternity may stop media from publishing reviews but none can stop the propagation of people’s opinions on social media.
Tamil actor Vishal has recently appealed media to publish reviews only after the opening weekend. He cited that film’s collections are getting affecting because of early reviews. Superstar Rajinikanth also supported this demand of Vishal. Of course, several filmmakers batted in support of this demand but there are some who didn’t agree with this.
Suresh Babu said that a film’s performance at box office depends only on its merits but not on external factors like reviews. ‘Nobody watches a bad film even if it gets good reviews. Likewise, a good film will surely emerge victorious even it receives negative reviews. We have seen examples where small films like Pelli Choopulu, Ghazi etc. have benefited because of the early positive reviews,’ he said.
“No one has the right to curb media freedom. Even if we manage to stop reviews for a few days, how can we stop the new generation audiences who share everything including their opinions on movies right after watching them on social media?” he questioned.