Give Yuva a chance. Don't pre-judge the film – Mani Ratnam

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Why do you assume anything has gone wrong? Nothing has gone against the film. Word-of-mouth is good. The film is good, so everything is okay.

It is also too early to analyse the film. If you ask a filmmaker to analyse his own film, it would take three or four years to do that, honestly. Because when you make a film, you have to be convinced about it. You are married to that film for a year.

I am very happy with the film. I am happy with the response I have got so far from the theatres.

I am glad that we can make bold films, different films within the commercial market and still do well.

This interview with Mani Ratnam explains all. Read it on here on Rediff.

P.S: Aptly said Anti/Viji. As Viji pointed out Kamal literally came out of Bollywood for these same reasons.

However, the reason that he isn’t tall enough for a bollywood hero was a humbug. Pity that Mani Ratnam is also pushed to the same state of affairs. But Mani Ratnam has always stood against such acts. Be it the censors or terrorist attacks, he had remained calm in the face of the media. His sudden press meet, I should say, is certainly because he is upset about the movie pundits too much.

9 thoughts on “Give Yuva a chance. Don't pre-judge the film – Mani Ratnam

  1. This is all so sad an unnecessary. Makes one believe in conspiracy theories.

    Obviously any “outsider” in Bollywood has to be wary.
    didn’t kamal say he has to face this all the time also?

    Baas-Turds!

  2. Aptly said Viji/Anti. As Viji pointed out Kamal was literally pushed out of Bollywood for these same reasons.

    However, the reason that he isn’t tall enough for a bollywood hero was a humbug. Pity that Mani Ratnam is also pushed to the same state of affairs. But Mani Ratnam has always stood against such acts. Be it the censors or terrorist attacks, he had remained calm in the face of the media. His sudden press meet, I should say, is certainly because he is upset about the movie pundits too much.

  3. Sorry Lazygeek, this is one time I dont agree with you. In the past we have enjoyed many Mani movies in Hindi, like Roja, Bombay or Alaipayuthey (which was remade in Hindi as Saathiya n was quite successful). But Yuva simply isnt in the league of those movies. I dont know about AE, as I didnt get a chance to see it here. But I have seen Yuva and I dont think its great. Definitely I wouldnt “pre judge” the movie and there were many things I liked about it – Abhishek and Rani’s performance, cinematography, the theme (if not the screenplay), some of the songs and some of the punchlines too. But the bottom line is Yuva failed to deliver what is promised. Anyone who has seen Mani’s movies before, expected something much better. Even the music isnt upto the mark.
    Before the movie’s release, there was a lot of hype and maybe that built up people’s expectations. But now you accuse the same media of lobbying against him?
    Lets not make it a Bollywood v/s Kollywood issue, shall we? After all it was Bollywood’s loss too.
    The next time Mani makes a Hindi movie, I am sure everyone will turn out in the theatres to see it!

  4. Hi Jhanvi, Agree with your comments that if Mani makes a movie again for bollywood, people would turn out.

    Also I was pointing out the trade pundits to pre-judge the movie and not the audience. Even we as audience pre-judge it but a trade magazines who wrote off the movie much earlier than expected.

    I personally feel that Yuva / Aayitha Ezhuthu will be moderate hits.

  5. Sorry Lazy geek

    yuva is average hit only in Mumbai city and AE is hit only in sathyam theatre.
    North america also okie but all other places it is a total washout.

  6. Its kind of annoying to read conflicting reports in the same portal. Sify which had earlier proclaimed that AE was breaking records in bold then printed a report which put AE at flop status. This is totally irresponsible journalism.

    Balaji, I am lost here. It doesnt make any sense for a movie to run well only in Satyam theater and not in the other cinemas in Chennai. I think your information is just based on frivolous hearsay and not actual facts.

    Lets wait for atleast 25-30 days to see the actual B.O standing of AE.

  7. Personally, I thought AE was a masterfully made movie. The first half was just fabulous and wish the movie had ended right there. Kinda so-so after the break, with the Sidharth character depiction. Madhavan, though slightly misfit for the role was tremendous. Seems to have added quite some bulk. Surya was as ever chugging along playing the part. Just my 2c.

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