Do movie makers ever watch their produce before throwing the dice in front of unsuspecting audience?
I got this thought after reading/hearing reviews of the latest headbuster One, Two, Three. Rajeev Masand told me (well, actually he told everyone on his TV show) that he would not see the movie even if the producer pays him to do so. Check out another rant at Pri's place.
That brings me to thought above? Don't these moviemakers ever watch what they have made? Do they have previews to see if what has turned up is worth watching? Or if the money spent on the stars would be recovered? I just do not get it at all. Forget making a movie, I do check each of my blog posts before posting if its come up right and even after its been posted, I do the same. Now it does not cost me megabucks to put up a blog post, but it does for those bozo moviemakers. Plus its their reputation at stake. Its okay if there is a message to convey to the public much like the Doordarshan documentries. Or if only some people do not like a movie much (my father was not that enamoured by Chak De..) then its ok. But when every person you meet asks you to avoid a movie like plague, then there is something clinically wrong in the movie and the moviemaker.
Mangal Pandey was a super flop commercially, but it did win a lot of acclaim for the story, performances, etc. Paheli was probably the most boring movie I ever saw (I have stayed away from 123 as yet!), but it did win a lot of acclaim for the story and potrayal which even I appreciated. I hated Hey Baby even though much of the audience lapped it up. But what about such movies as 123, which no one wants to see?
Forget the actors and the director, why can't the producer take the director to task for making a complete hash of precious moolah? I'd rather save those crores in a Fixed Deposit and get 8.5 % interest. I bet even the dwindling share bazaar would not have made enuf mincemeat of the money as such a movie did.
Maybe our producers need a lesson or two in sensible investments.