The director has been at the receiving end after he stated that he was making films for Vijay and not the audience
Director Vamshi Paidipally recently hit out at those who likened Vijay's Varisu to a TV serial in an interview. The director said that it was tough to make a film these days and filmmakers had to make many sacrifices. "Making a film is not a joke. Do you know many teams are working together to bring out a film? Even one of the biggest stars in the country, Vijay, had to put in a lot of hard work for the film. Also, why are you degrading TV serials in the process, that is also a mode of entertainment," he had said in the interview. He also stated that he left his cushy software job to make films and added that he was making the film for his hero, Vijay.
Though some applauded the director, many lashed out at him saying that Vamshi Paidipally needs to learn how to respect the audience. Many even compared his interview with that of Thunivu director H Vinoth and Master director Lokesh Kanagaraj. While the former had stated during Thunivu promotions that though he had worked hard on the movie, he realised that it was ultimately part of the process. He also said that one gets all the perks on a film set and that the effort that an autorickshaw driver puts on everyday amid polluted atmosphere is a bigger challenge.
Likewise, Master director Lokesh Kanagaraj had stated that though the cast and crew of a film put in a lot of hard work, they were rewarded well in terms of salary. However, what's bigger is that a man who earns Rs 2,000 setting aside Rs 200 for a film. That demands more respect.
Varisu hit screens on the occasion of Pongal (January 11) and the family drama took on Ajith's action entertainer Thunivu, helmed by H Vinoth and bankrolled by Boney Kapoor. Varisu had an ensemble cast which included Sarathkumar, Prakash Raj, Shaam, Srikanth, Jayasudha, Rashmika Mandanna to name a few.