According to the grapevine, critics have called for an unofficial ban on Mani Ratnam's OK Bangaram. The film is slated to release on April 17 and there is no great buzz around the film in the media.
The reason is simple. Suhasini Mani Ratnam's harsh comments on critics had led to an unratified ban on the film. Since she has asked only qualified critics to write the reviews for OK Bangaram, all the media houses are planning to give a retort to the darling wife of the director, by not promoting the film in the media.
This is going to be a major blow for the director, if the media men continue to boycott the film. Producer Dil Raju is trying his best to move the media houses to his favor, using his good will. However, they are in no mood to excuse.
Along with the review writers, film journalists have also taken a stand, to get an apology from the yesteryear actress. Though OK Bangaram is carrying good reports, this unwanted mess can create a huge loss for the film.
Meanwhile, we have to wait and see if Suhasini would change her mind to lure the critics or she continues to go with the statements she has made earlier.