Director Vamshi Paidipally responds to ‘Vaarasudu’ criticism
‘Varisu’, starring Thalapthy Vijay and Rashmika Mandanna, has been embroiled in controversy for the last couple of weeks. The Tamil version of the movie was released on January 11, locking horns with Ajith’s ‘Thinivu’ (Tegimpu in Telugu). On the other hand, the Telugu dubbed version, Vaarasudu, was released on January 14.
The Dil Raju production is the first Tamil project for both the producer and the director Vamshi Paidipally known for directing hit Telugu films like Maharshi and Oopiri. The movie is now enjoying a glorious theatrical run having already broken records previously held by Vijay’s Beast. While the audience seems to enjoy the movie, critics have completely different opinions. The movie opened to mixed reviews from the critics, with many calling the movie templatised. Some even compared the movie to television soap operas.
The criticism did not go down well with the director, who responded to the comments during a recent interview with ‘Cinema Viktan’. He started by talking about the effort that goes into making a movie, “Do you all know how tough it is to make a film these days? Do you know how many teams are out there to make a film and make it work?”
He further requested critics and the audience, not to degrade TV series. The director said, “Why are you degrading serials? Do you know how many people are kept engrossed by serials? Your moms and grandmas are getting more engaged in life because of serials. Don’t degrade anything. That’s also a creative job. If you want to put down people, please remember you are putting down yourself. Don’t be so negative.”
In the end, he asked the critics to write about what the makers are trying to convey with their film, “If you want to write or analyse the film, write about what we are trying to tell through the story. And I am making a commercial film, brother. I never said I am making a brilliant movie. I am making films to entertain the audience. And I believe Varisu has entertained, and that’s why it is delivering.”
A video clip from Vamshi’s interview is now going viral on the internet. Check out the clip below:
Updated date: Wednesday, 18 Jan 2023 - 4:05 PM