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“Critics weren’t objective about Golmaal Returns”
Nov 12:
Published on 13 Nov. 2008 12:24 AM IST
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Basking in the success of his multi-starrer comic caper "Golmaal Returns" that smashed box-office records despite negative reviews, director Rohit Shetty says critics were not objective in their approach towards the film. "A couple of critics were very political and personal in their reviews. A few of them were right, but some really wanted to bring the film down but could not. The film's success is a historic proof and I want to tell other directors not to be afraid of critics in future," Shetty said from Mumbai. "Though I would not like to name him, one of the critics, who was a director earlier, in fact, has a problem with my editor Steven Bernard. He had some technical issues with Bernard while he was editing his film. In order to hamper Bernard's image, he tried to ruin my film too through his review." "Golmaal Returns", a sequel to the 2006 hit comedy "Golmaal", is about a couple whose married life takes a comical turn when the husband gets stuck for a night on a yacht with a beautiful woman. The multi-starrer raked in around Rs 2.2 million in the domestic market on its first day of release, breaking the record of blockbuster hits "Om Shanti Om" and "Singh Is Kinng". The film also collected 40,000 pounds in Britain on the first day itself and has done a total business of around Rs.1 billion till date. It features a string of stars including Ajay Devgan, Kareena Kapoor, Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade, Celina Jaitley, Amrita Arora and Anjana Sukhani.

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