Has a bollywood movie review misled you? All the movies released this year, as far as I know, according to the reviews is pretty average or a must miss. I usually watch the reviews by Rajeev Masand on CNN-IBN, I was happy about his review of KANK, but that was the only review of his which I approve of. His review of Hera Pheri 2 said that the movie wasn’t good. But later I came to know that the collections for that movie was great.
Headlines Today’s review of Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna said that the movie was awful, they did not say awful exactly but said something equivalent in a lot many words. They did not encourage the viewers to see the movie, that is something I am sure of. But look what happened, Karan Johar’s movie is bringing in a lot of moolah. The lady who reviews the movies in Headlines Today, as far as I know, has never recommended a Bollywood movie of late. But no movie-goer cares for the crap, that’s the reality. You may say that not many watch headlines today as Aaj Tak, still what’s the point of the review if no one cares for it.
So it seems that Movie Reviews are just a load of crap, if some majority has loved the movie there is a fat chance you would too. The other thing that I don’t get is that how come all the hollywood movies are watchable but Bollywood ones are not. I am ready to protest the reviews of movies, I think the cold hard facts of Box Office collections are pointers enough.