The Common Movie Goeron 28th Mar 2017, 7:51am | Permalink
He is definitely one of the most talented, Hype_buster, I don't think there are too many actors who can emote better than he does. His old films are testament to that. He used to be really subtle, but when the director and producer are looking to exploit star power, I think it's natural that those elements don't come to the fore. For me, actors are some of the most intelligent people out there. Sure there are some dumb ones, but it takes a lot of intelligence to manipulate others' emotions. Any good negotiator will tell you that, and great negotiators are all highly intelligent people.
When you think about it, actors have a very tough job. It's difficult to be liked and appreciated by all. It's easy for people like me to comment that things should have been done better, but I understand why it's so difficult to make a good movie. The only reason I started mini-reviewing movies is so that people don't spend too much time only to walk away disappointed. I still try to watch as many movies as I can, doesn't matter how bad the reviews are. To quote my mom, "antha kashtabadi theesaru kada, oka sari choosthe emai pothundi?"
There is this mistake that Venkatesh keeps making with remakes like Drushyam or Gopala Gopala. No, we aren't criticising remakes - playing safe isn't necessarily a mistake. What we're calling a mistake is hiring utterly mediocre directing talent for superb scripts. Sripriya for Drushyam and Kishore Kumar Pardasani (who is also the director of Katamarayudu) for Gopala Gopala are both equivalent to buying your cloth from Reid & Taylor and getting it stitched by a shamiana tent-maker. The better the script, the worse the mistake appears.