Actor-turned-director Sudeep has come down heavily on the media. He is deeply upset with the reviewers' partiality in rating his movie Kichcha Huchcha and Puneet Rajkumar starrer Jackie. On Saturday morning, he took on the film critics on Twitter and raised his doubt whether these critics are scared or slaves of anyone.
Several film critics have given rave reviews to Puneet Rajkumar and Bhavana's movie Jackie and gave 4*. However, his film Kichcha Huchcha has been rated just 3.5* despite good opinion. On Saturday early morning, Sudeep tweeted, "I'm amused with the way few from press called me and gave a pathetic opinion about 'J' (Jackie) and yet gave a 4*, praised 'KH' (Kichcha Huchcha) and gave 3 and half *, slavery or scared."
Jackie is a much-hyped movie and the bosses had promoted it very well. Even different channels of media had given it a big boost right from day one of its shooting. Whereas Kichcha Huchcha is a long-delayed film. Despite Sudeep being a popular Sandalwood star, the media has not focused on his film Kichcha Huchcha much. The reason seems to be just because it is a remake of Tamil movie. But this has irked Sudeep a lot. He is very much disappointed with this kind of double standard attitude of the media.
In an interview to Chitraloka.com, Sudeep had openly condemned a few people in the film industry over classifying films as big and small. "This is purely an industry perception and the film fans do not share this view. For them, any film that they can enjoy is a big film however small it may look to the industry people. And despite boasting a huge star cast and big budget, any film that does not reach our fans is a smaller film according to the people. That will be determined only after a film gets released," the popular movie portal Chitraloka.com quoted Sudeep as saying.
Earlier this year, Kicha Sudeep was not happy with the response of his film Just Maath Maathalli. The movie had a good collection at the box office, but it was not up to his expectation. It was an original film and Kicha had put his heart and soul in writing story, screenplay and dialogues besides directing it. So, he expected it to get big bucks. On Saturday, he further tweeted, "(I) connected my heart to my profession, (now it's) time to get it disconnected and connect my brains."
As Sudeep opines, the future of a movie is decided by the viewers. The media is not fully responsible for the success of a film. So, there is no need for Kicha to worry about the treatment of the media. Anyway, both Jackie and Kichcha Huchcha have been released on 14th and 15th October respectively. Now, ball is in the court of the audience. Let them decided the fate of both film!