On one hand Deepika was appreciated for her JNU visit. While on the other hand she was slammed for making a “political statement” and standing in solidarity with the students.
Deepika Padukone’s visit to Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) just when her debut production Chhapaak’s release date was nearing caused a lot of commotion among netizens.
It is a possibility that a social issue highlighting film like Chhapaak is being made to suffer because Deepika both its female lead and producer exercised her constitutional right to have a political view.
As we reported sometime back that Deepika’s JNU visit for sure took a toll on the box office collection of Chhapaak. But some hardliners weren’t satisfied at that and it is a good possibility they went far away to post negative reviews on IMDB a reputed rating website for entertainment content.
As per the incoming reports, Chhapaak’s page on IMDB is full of negative reviews posted through multiple accounts. Out of 6900 votes, 4000 of them show the lowest ranking which has taken the film’s rating down to 4.4 stars on the review aggregator website.
On the other hand, Ajay Devgn’s Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior that too saw the light on box office the very same day Chhapaak premiered has 8.8 stars and has recorded 5800 votes out which 4300 gave the film a ’10’ star rating.
Definitely something fishy going on!
Titterati doubts whether Chhapaak’s ratings are not low only because of unhappy cinephiles but there is something more to it.
Here’s some of the tweets:
— Vishal Agnihotri (@Dilliwasi) January 11, 2020
— Mohit Bansal (@mbansal14) January 11, 2020
This kind of situation was faced 2 years ago by director Anubhav Sinha for his film Mulk that starred Taapsee Pannu and Rishi Kapoor. Anubhav had a similar experience after he faced an attack on the Mulk’s IMDB rating and Anubhav tweeted at the time,
“The IMDB rating of #MULK is being attacked. You know what? I don’t give a Flying F***!!! MULK has received too much love to worry about that. More people love the film. They will respond to you”.
Businesses suffering after going public with their political views is a global phenomenon that is not new at both the local and world arena.