By: Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM
Thursday, October 04, 2007
The film fraternity rarely showers praises on films they"re not
associated with, but Sriram Raghavan"s Johnny Gaddaar
seems to be an exception. Although the film has under-performed at
the box-office, several respected film-makers are extolling
praises, calling it one of the finest films to hit the Indian
screens in a long, long time.
“It"s an incredible film," No Smoking director Anurag
Kashyap tells me, “One of the finest thrillers to have come out of
Bollywood." Madhur Bhandarkar cannot stop praising the film. “It
swept me off my feet. Sriram has done a fantastic job. And Neil is
a star. Not only is he blessed with great looks, the level of
performance is rare for a first-timer," Madhur states.
Meanwhile, Adlabs is hopeful that the business would gather
momentum in days to come since the word of mouth is very positive.
“October 2 [Gandhi Jayanti] is a holiday and the business should
show an upswing," an Adlabs personnel told this writer.