Deeply disturbed with the way many movie critics have ripped apart his latest movie ‘Ice Cream’ with their critical reviews, director Ram Gopal Varma has written an open letter to media challenging these reviews. However Varma clarified that he isn’t writing this letter out of anger.
‘I feel pity on these review-writers who always feel angry on me as I don’t care about them. All these reviewers who need no qualification to become a review writer should now teach me how to make good films. Rather barking in the dark, they should come out for an open debate to explain how I should have made Ice Cream’, said Varma. He challenged review writers saying, ‘If they don’t come open to talk about it on a public platform then they are like dogs barking in the dark to me’.
‘If blabbering whatever that comes to mind after watching a movie is called a review, then every viewer is a reviewer himself. Box office recovery against the making-costs is the actual measurement for a movie’s success, and Ice Cream got profits on day one itself’, he concluded. Also Ram Gopal Varma asserted that Ice Cream proved a fact that for a film to become a money spinner, production values are not required. Let us see how critics react.