Stupidity thrives across faiths, Invest in Rationality folks.
this line makes a lot of sense to some when The National award-winning director Tharunbhasker has given an opinion on one of the Malayalam films he saw. the fragile ego’s of a superstar’s fans got hurt and they are constantly trying to make an issue out of this. this isn’t the first time when a director or a critic is being attacked brutally for sharing his opinion. calling out a film on its regressive content doesn’t happen often but when it does, most of the fans wage online wars and bully them.
when the world is progressing Leaps and bounds and roast culture growing so fast, criticism always makes the content better. the issue here is most of them hide under one faith without having a rational thought, faith never allows them to question and when someone raise’s a doubt on their faith they feel their existence is being questioned.
The role of criticism in Telugu films is very negligible and our superstars for decades have been immune to criticism but criticism is very crucial in building society and having better conversations. To date in most of the mainstream Telugu films still have sexist Jokes and show harassment as heroism.
Shekar Kamula has also been bullied badly when he expressed his opinion on an actor turned politician. this hero-worship culture isn’t doing any good to fans, or the society, or their families it’s a backward step the only one’s benefiting from this are the producers who low-key encourage such stuff. at least from now on we hope we accept criticism and learn from it…
An article by Vikram Adithya