Merry Christmas helmer Sriram Raghavan REACTS to movie’s comparability with Andhadhun: ‘Some have not taken it kindly’


The film Merry Christmas, that includes Katrina Kaif and Vijay Sethupathi, lately hit theaters and has garnered optimistic critiques from each the viewers and critics. Directed by Sriram Raghavan, the movie additionally consists of Sanjay Kapoor, Vinay Pathak, and extra within the forged. The film signifies the director’s comeback to theaters following his profitable 2018 movie Andhadhun. Not too long ago, the director opened up on why comparability with Andhadhun unfair.

Sriram Raghavan on Merry Christmas’ comparability with Andhadhun

Throughout a current interplay with Indian Categorical, Sriram Raghavan talked about that the response for Merry Christmas has been optimistic. Nonetheless, there are those that desire Andhadhun as a substitute. Regardless, that wasn’t my intention. Some discover the preliminary tempo a bit sluggish, however personally, I consider that the gradual tempo is critical for all the pieces to return collectively ultimately.

Not like Andhadhun, Merry Christmas is a slow-paced movie that encourages the viewers to totally immerse themselves in its environment and suspense. Raghavan emphasizes that Merry Christmas is supposed for theaters as a result of it permits the viewers to remain centered with out distractions that will come from watching it at dwelling. He added, “At dwelling should you watch this on OTT, it’s possible you’ll cease in 5 minutes, and will not come again once more. However in a corridor since you’ve gotten invested your money and time, perhaps folks will grant me just a few extra minutes to arrange the temper.” 

After the occurrences of a single evening in Mumbai, beforehand often called Bombay, Merry Christmas takes a profoundly romantic flip, resulting in an exhilarating and inventive climax, as talked about by Raghavan. He talked about that there are just a few individuals who anticipated an thrilling and action-packed movie, however this is not that sort of film. Regardless of that, she noticed folks clapping on the finish when she visited some cinemas. 

He stated, “Just a few individuals who needed, ‘Oh what the hell!’ kick, these are lacking that. However this isn’t that type of a movie, and but even I witnessed there have been folks clapping by the top of it in some cinemas that I visited! The sound of their applause is music to my ears. What else is there to ask for.” 

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Whereas Andhadhun is now acknowledged as considered one of Raghavan’s quickest and most eccentric thrillers, the filmmaker remembers that early suggestions urged the homicide within the movie was occurring “too late” within the story. 

I preview my films with just a few pals to gauge their reactions and anticipate how the viewers will understand it. Once they watched it with none prior information, a few of them identified. He stated, “I present my films to a couple pals to see their reactions, in order that I’m ready for a way the film goes to be seen. They knew nothing in regards to the movie and have been cold-watching it. A bunch of them instructed me, ‘oh you realize what the homicide is occurring too late within the movie! It’s round half-hour, which is simply too late. Are you able to deliver it round 5 minute mark?’ I used to be like, ‘No! This isn’t that film.’ Right here, I obtained emboldened and needed to push it a bit. However I’m actually comfortable.”

About Merry Christmas

The movie Merry Christmas, with Katrina Kaif and Vijay Sethupathi as the primary characters, was shot in each Hindi and Tamil. Within the Hindi model, you may additionally see Sanjay Kapoor, Vinay Pathak, Pratima Kannan, and Tinnu Anand, whereas the Tamil model options veterans like Radhika Sarathkumar, Shanmugaraja, Kavin Jay Babu, and Rajesh Williams. Radhika Apte and Ashwini Kalsekar make particular cameo appearances in each variations.

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