I have been a regular reader of your website and like your reviews. But I was put off by your review of Delhi Belly. As a responsible person of the trade, you ought to have criticised the film for the foul language it uses. The toilet humour in the film also gets on people’s nerves. How do you justify your praises showered on the film?
First things first. Ours is a trade review where we predict the commercial viability of films. We are not moral custodians of society to decide what should and what shouldn’t be seen by the public. That’s the job of the CBFC and it has given an adults certificate to the film. While respecting the fact that the film may have hurt your sensibilities, let me tell you that the box-office collections of the film are proving that it has been accepted big time by the public. Just like one man’s food can be another man’s poison, so also a film can elicit diverse reactions from people. And the fact in the case of Delhi Belly is that it is on its way to becoming a cult film for the youth. If it is all set to make huge profits, how can you expect us to write a negative review. Our reviews, as you will appreciate, take into account the costs and the revenues, nothing more than that. We recommend, you watch the film with the public once again – and this time, try to understand what the people are liking and loving and why!