When you hold a machine gun and press its trigger, it ends up showering a volley of bullets nonstop, and you don’t have to reload it again and again. Similarly, one filmmaker is being called as a machine gun in Tollywood due to his success rate. He is none other than the talented filmmaker Koratala Siva.
He scored a hat-trick with NTR’s Janatha Garage. The film, which was released to mixed reviews, has surprised the audience and film fraternity with its unbeatable run in all the areas. In a recent live show, Koratala Siva opened up about his views on Tollywood critics who rated the film quite low, apart from ripping off the movie’s story.
In the interaction with the audience, Siva said that he has full respect for critics and that he also has a request for them. Koratala requested the critics to conduct a survey at the theaters after watching FDFS to know about audience’s response before rating the film and spreading negative talk, which will affect the movie that was made with crores of rupees and months of hard work of hundreds of people.
Koratala Siva’s request is rather unusual and far from reasonable as it is not the job of a critic to know public’s pulse before writing a review. Also, a critic’s negative review may not impact a film’s box-office prospects, and the best examples are Janatha Garage and Sarrainodu, both released to underwhelming reviews, but ruled the box-office.