Some of the film critics have criticised her direction without siting any mistake in the movie. Some have gone to the extent of saying that she does not know the 'ABCD' of direction. Some say that she has followed the story, but not able to come out of the limit that was taught to her by Agni Shridhar.
"These views are baseless. I had all the privacy to go beyond the storyline and I have done it in many scenes, which are not recognised by the critics," says Sumana heavy-heatedly.
Rumours are doing rounds that she is getting many offers to direct after the release of Slum Bala. She has even signed two movies. It is said that she is also going to direct a Bollywood movie. But Sumana denies all these rumours with a smile.
Director Sumana Kittur is very upset with the Slum Bala reviews published by various sites and newspapers. Most of the critics have appreciated her work in the movie, but some jealous critics have criticised her just because she is a young girl.