Boring films get higher ratings: Farah Khan

  • Yashika Mathur, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Aug 07, 2016 16:59 IST
Filmmaker Farah Khan says that she concentrates on impressing the audience with her films.

Farah Khan’s films are known for their high entertainment quotient, but hardly get criticial acclaim. And the filmmaker doesn’t care. “To each his own, but I think everyone has become a critic and I call them the critic mafia. Why would I want to impress them when I can impress 60 million people instead? This is a trap a lot of filmmakers fall into. They make a film to impress these four or five critics,” says Farah, who has directed Main Hoon Na (2004), Om Shanti Om (2007) and Happy New Year (2014).

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The 51-year-old says that only boring films and tearjerkers get stars from critics. “The more boring a film is, the more stars it will get. If you cry in a movie, you think it is better and if you laugh in a film, you don’t think it has any merit. It is an extremely difficult task to make an entertaining movie, which is completely aesthetic and you can watch again and again. I think those are the movies I grew up watching.”

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To other filmmakers, she says, “You should make what comes naturally to you. Every person on Twitter is a critic. Every person who watches a movie will write a blog or a review. You can’t go out trying to impress these people.”

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