Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar surprised the journos on the sidelines of FICCI Frames 2010 by speaking out venoms at the film reviewers. He thinks that they should have an in-depth understanding of cinema first before giving their opinion.
He said that film reviewers need to know the basics of cinema and filmmaking before using witty language and nasty one-liners, as their reviews decide the fate of a film. He added that reviews matters a lot to small films like Dev D and A Wednesday, as readers are influenced by the reviews, whereas it doesn't matter much to big-budget and star-studded films.
Karan admitted that reviews bother him personally for a week or two. He is of the opinion that reviewers in India need to be more honest and creative.