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    Vipul - "Public opinion is strong and contrary to some of the trade critics"

    [Interview by IndiaGlitz]
    Tuesday, November 09, 2010
    Despite Akshay Kumar getting a thumbs-up by almost all critics for his simpleton turned debonair act, his film ''Action Replayy'' has seen some scathing comments coming its way. Though quite a few reviews have been on the positive side, there is a substantial list of many such reviews that have not just been nasty but at places, even below the belt. Expectedly, Vipul isn''t willing to lie low.

    With not-so-flattering reviews, one would have expected 'Action Replayy' to go downhill from Saturday. However, 'Action Replayy' saw a rise in collections on Saturday and Sunday. That must have been relieving.

    The collections are there for all to see. The film did triple and at places even four times the business of Friday over the remainder of the weekend. It reflects only one thing - audience has given a thumbs-up to the film and critic reviews haven't made them change their mind.

    In fact it has also been heard that team 'Action Replayy' has thrown an open challenge on a popular social networking site where netizens have been invited to post their views vis--vis some of the critics that have gone ballistic in thrashing 'Actio

    The fact is that public opinion is strong and contrary to some of the trade critics. It is a film made by my team and all of us have all the right to take our film to the audience for what it is worth. My film could be good or bad and you may or may not like it. Fair enough, go write about what you don't like. But you can't use an objectionable language. Also, you can't get personal.

    You appear upset.

    No, I am not because I would have possibly lied low had audience too passed a similar verdict. I would have surrendered. But no, not anymore, especially after seeing the way audience has responded to it. All I am telling that segment of audience which is yet to watch the film is to please read the reviews, all of them - whether good or bad, then talk to your friends who have watched the film and then decide whether you want to watch it or not.

    That seems like a confident stance...

    That's right because chances are anyways near to negligible that word of mouth that you hear would match the point of view of some of the critics out there. That itself should be a deciding factor for you. Once you watch the film, come and share your views. I don't mind constructive or even negative comments. However, whether you are a member of the audience or a critic, it should be from someone who watches the film for what it is rather than coming across as a personal attack.

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