A famous tabloid recently changed the ratings of Tanu Weds Manu Returns from two-and-a-half to three-and-a-half stars. But the critics are not at all happy with this move.
The Tabloid gave the explanation to the readers by saying, "Our reviewer Rahul Desai had given this week's main fare Tanu Weds Manu Returns two-and-a-half stars."
" Following reader feedback and research which differed significantly from him, this newspaper is upgrading the rating of the film to three-and-a-half stars."
Angry with this step, film critic Tanul Thakur tweeted, "So basically Mumbai Mirror thinks it's perfectly fine to ‘revise' a rating given by its critic, because - don't be silly - what critic?"
International film critic Scott Jordan also wrote about the changed ratings of Tanu Weds Manu Returns, "This is the worst precedent in the history of film journalism."
Famous Film critic Anupama Chopra believes it to be a "sad day for film criticism". She told Hindustan Times, "When Kenneth Turan from LA Times had given a negative review to Titanic and was questioned by James Cameron, he said that critics are not applaud meters. I agree. If critic ratings are changed like this, they hold no value."