Fed up of their cinema being condemned as ‘brainless’ Rohit Shetty and Ajay Devgan have decided to have no preview press shows of Golmaal Again.
The critics will have to wait till Friday to watch the film.
Says a source from the film’s production team, “There is no point in showing the Golmaal series to critics in advance. We know they will rip the film apart.Everyone thinks it’s best to desist from bringing reviewers into the picture until release.”
Interestingly this was the logic applied to the other “mindless” entertainer of the season Judwaa 2. That film too was held back from exposure to media until its release date .
Explains Judwaa director David Dhawan, “It’s not disrespect to critics. But standard critical evaluations cannot be applied to films that are made purely for entertainment.”
On the other hand the other Diwali release Secret Superstar is dependent entirely on critical recommendation and word of mouth.And producer Aamir Khan is going all-out to ensure his friends are making the right noise.
Says the formidable Shabana Azmi, “ I liked Secret Superstar .Zaira Wasim is feisty assertive the new age ‘Guddi’ and her young male friend is verrrrrry cute. The actor who plays the father is very effective and Aamir has had a ball doing the obnoxious Shakti Kumar with a soft heart. Mother is good too. I wish the film the very best. It will be appreciated and also be a success at the box office.”