Critics biased against commercial films: Farah Khan

Filmmaker and choreographer Farah Khan, who is currently working on her next commercial venture "Happy New Year", feels the critics are biased towards "arty, slow and a bit boring" movies.

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Filmmaker and choreographer Farah Khan, who is currently working on her next commercial venture "Happy New Year", feels the critics are biased towards "arty, slow and a bit boring" movies.

"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."

She feels such critics should stop reviewing commercial films.

"So I think they should not review commercial films and someone who understands and enjoys commercial films should do it," she said.

Pointing her brother Sajid Khan's film "Humshakals" as an example, 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."

However, she gives brownie points to the audience for not being influenced by the 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.

"Happy New Year" stars Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Sonu Sood and Boman Irani. It is being readied for a Diwali release this year.


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  • Posted on: 03 July 2014 at 9:26pm_Angel-Juri_

    all the best to hny team..
    love u Deepika Padukone..u r the best.

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  • Posted on: 03 July 2014 at 7:03pmgolpokobita

    You cannot have it all.. Arty films too need recognition.. The makers need appreciation, if not money. Commercials are making money, art films should at least receive applauds from critics..One should not call them biased for that.

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  • Posted on: 03 July 2014 at 2:13pm-RanDeep-

    Love you Deepika Padukone and SRK
    waiting to see you in Happy New Year

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  • Posted on: 03 July 2014 at 9:17am...Maha-Srk...

    love u shahrukh khan, abishek bachan an sonu sood

  • Posted on: 03 July 2014 at 7:39amSugar_21

    you and Sajid Khan need to stop making such films. Why Humshakals "worked" will forever be a mystery to me.

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  • Posted on: 03 July 2014 at 6:42amkriyaanshfreva

    Seriously humshakals was pathetic! You can't expect the critics to gove good reviews! Even the audience who went to watch for the 'actors' got hell bored!

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  • Posted on: 03 July 2014 at 6:31am-RanDeep-

    Love u Deepika Padukone
    Waiting to see you in Happy New Year :-)

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  • Posted on: 03 July 2014 at 6:19amAmy07

    Perfectly said... We do need movies like Humshakals once in a while, and more comedy entertainers like that so discouraging such movies is not right...Though a little drag in middle but i really had a good dose of laughter nd enjoyed the movie...The concept itself was clear we shud leave our brains and watch.. Plus Saif and Ritesh acting was so so good.. Generally broody tough dark looking characters get more appreciation but comedy is hardest and actors efforts surely needed to be appreciated.. It was so clear Saif was so out of his comfort zone while acting in humshakals, really gud job..

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  • Posted on: 03 July 2014 at 5:17am-RanDeep-

    Love u Deepika Padukone
    Waiting to see you in Happy New Year

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