Marathi director Pravin Tarde has expressed his disappointment with the film. Tarde claimed that Salman Khan "made a mess" of his movie.
As we all know that Antim: The Final Truth, starring Salman Khan and Aayush Sharma is the Bollywood adaptation of his Marathi film, Mulshi Pattern. Well, now director Pravin Tarde has expressed his disappointment with the film. Tarde claimed that Salman Khan "made a mess" of his movie on a talk show on the Marathi internet platform Bol Bhidu.
Tarde said, “After watching Mulshi Pattern, Salman took his collar up and kept saying, ‘What a film, what a film, what a film.’ But when he remade Mulshi Pattern, he made a mess of it.”
The director also mentioned that Salman was pleased with his efforts and also asked him to direct the film. However, Tarde eventually dropped the project as a result of Salman's numerous suggestions and changes. He added, “Mahesh sir directed it while I didn’t have anything to do with that film. But today I would like to reveal publicly that I have still not seen that film named Antim; I am not going to show such daring because in my mind and heart there’s only Mulshi Pattern. And I came to know from people that Mulshi Pattern is a better film.”
"No question about it", the actor Upendra Limaye who appeared in both Mulshi Pattern and Antim: The Final Truth added to the conversation. "I have worked in both the films. I can tell you that the sincerity he (Tarde) showed in the film, which was from the soil (of Mulshi) was killed in the name of refining it. I feel if they had remade it as it is, it would have still appealed.”
Antim: The Final Truth had a dismal box office performance and earned mixed reviews from audiences and critics. The movie received criticism for Salman Khan's miscasting, its weak plot, bad direction, and excessive violence. Mulshi Pattern, on the other hand, was hailed for its realistic depiction of rural crime and social issues.