Sunday, May 9, 2021

Gajraj Rao calls Bollywood films ‘mediocre’


Gajraj Rao did not hold back in praising Fahadh Faasil’s performance in Joji. It also stars Shammi Thilakan, Alistair Alex, Unnimaya Prasad Basil Joseph, and Sunny PN. The plot takes inspiration from Shakespeare’s Macbeth. On April 7, Joji premiered on Amazon Prime Video.

Gajraj shared Joji’s trailer and wrote on social media, “I recently watched ‘Joji’ and I’m sorry to say this, but I have a bone to pick with all of you. Enough is enough. It is not fair that you are constantly coming up with original ideas and executing them with utmost sincerity, making actually good cinema. You need to learn a thing or two from other regional cinema, and especially us here in Hindi. You need to do some mediocre work also. Where are the tiring marketing campaigns and promotions? Where are the soulless remakes? Where is the obsession with weekend box office collections? This is too much. I hope you will not take any of this seriously, and continue the good work you are doing. In a non-pandemic world, I’ll always be ready with the popcorn for your films, first day first show.”