The filmmaker said the film has been receiving good reviews from many critics
Gautham Menon and Maran
Last Updated: 12.11 PM, Sep 20, 2022
Gautham Menon's third movie with Silambarasan, Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu, which was released a few days ago, opened to encouraging reviews from critics and movie buffs. The filmmaker had thanked critics who came up with positive and negative reviews for the movie during the thanks giving meet which was held the other day.
However, he lost his cool during a chat with Thanthi TV while mentioning about 'Blue Sattai' Maran who is known for his harsh criticism of films. The director said that he doesn't mind accepting constructive criticism, and added that he is really pissed off with Maran's way of criticism.
He also came down heavily on Maran for body shaming actors and noted that Silambarasan had to put in a lot of effort to shed a few kilos. According to him, it was the vegetarian diet and thorough discipline which helped the actor to attain a slim avatar.
Gautham further added that most of his films have garnered 50 percent positive and 50 percent negative reviews, while Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu received 80 percent positive reviews. He also recalled how Vinnaithandi Varuvaya was harshly criticized before the movie went on to attain a cult status among a section of movie buffs.
He said, "I understand critics not liking a film. But the manner in which Maran tears apart movies in a lofty manner is unacceptable. I'm really angry with the fact that he disrespectfully rips apart films in a disdainful manner and earns money through sponsors for his videos."
Gautham surprised one and all by indirectly hinting at harming Maran out of his anger towards him. Needless to say, the video has been going viral on Twitter. Maran, too, started coming up with tweets making fun of a few movies made by Gautham.