Mani Ratnam movies are always loved by the audience. Some of the scenes from Mani Ratnam movies, aesthetically arranging each scene, will leave a deep impression on the audience. The last example of this is the climax of the second part of Poniyin Selvan. This scene made the audience shudder at least for a moment. But Mani Ratnam’s films are generally criticized. Critics say Mani Ratnam is a director who pays attention only to visual beauty with no depth to story or character.
The movie Ponyin Selvan also received the same criticism. This criticism was raised by those who had read the novel Ponniyin Selvan. Many moving parts of the novel are not in the film. People who have read the novel have been criticized that this movie is not funny. Mani Ratnam is not hearing this criticism for the first time. Even after his release of Ravana in 2010, Mani Ratnam had to face such accusations.
As the movie is inspired by the story of Ravana and Sita, the audience had high hopes for this movie. The movie gave a lot of hope to the audience with action scenes in the forest and others. But when the movie hit theaters, it was not well received.
The big criticism was that most of the time in the movie was jungle and conflict. But the songs and the climactic scene of the film became very popular. The film was released in Hindi and Tamil with a different cast. Abhishek Bachchan played the role of Vikram in Tamil in Hindi. The heroine was Aishwarya Rai in both languages.
Ravanan disappointed Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan as well as other audiences. Amitabh Bachchan also pointed out on Twitter what the film’s flaw is. Many important parts of the film were cut out in the edit.
Amitabh Bachchan commented that it made the actors’ performances seem disjointed. The poor editing left the audience confused. This is sad.
At the same time, Amitabh Bachchan openly wrote that the way the film was presented was good.
Amitabh’s son Abhishek Bachchan and daughter Aishwarya Rai were the main characters in the film. That’s why Bachchan’s critique turned into a discussion. According to reports that came out that day, director Mani Ratnam responded to this. Mani Ratnam openly said that he is not in the film industry to get Amitabh Bachchan’s qualifications. It was his opinion. It doesn’t matter. The film was made with two years of hard work. Mani Ratnam said that anyone can comment on it.
Mani Ratnam’s film Ponniyin Selvan also made it to the big screen after a long period of hard work. Although the film was successful, there was criticism that it did not do justice to the classic Tamil novel Ponniyin Selvan. But this did not affect the financial success of the film.
Comments in support of Mani Ratnam are also pouring in. Turning a five-part novel into a movie is a daunting task. Their argument is that Mani Ratnam won. Aishwarya Rai, Vikram, Trisha, Jayam Ravi, Karthi and other stars have lined up in the film.
Story first published: Friday, May 12, 2023 5:41 PM [IST]