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SS Rajamouli's take on 'Parasite' as 'little boring' makes Twitter angry
Mumbai/IBNS: Celebrated filmmaker from south SS Rajamouli seems to have made his Twitter fan following angry after he called Bong Joo-ho's Oscar-winning film Parasite 'little slow.'
The filmmaker, known for his blockbuster period drama series 'Baahubali', said he dozed off while watching 'Parasite', which also won Best Picture, Best International Feature and Best Original Screenplay at this year's Oscars.
'Parasite' is a 2019 South Korean black comedy thriller film directed by Bong Joon-ho, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Han Jin-won.
In a recent interview with News18, Rajamouli said: "Parasite didn't work much for me. I felt the film was a little slow in the beginning. We started watching the film a little bit late around 10 pm, and so halfway through, I dozed off and slept."
However, his comment seemed to have offended his Twitter fan following.
One Twitter user commented: "#Rajamouli couldnt find anything to copy from #Parasite #Rajamouli thinks a movie is all about unrealistic elevation of the lead actor. Him not liking #Parasite is no surprise Ask Malayalam directors about Parasite they r more reliable since Malayalam movies r realistic."
#Rajamouli couldnt find anything to copy from #Parasite #Rajamouli thinks a movie is all about unrealistic elevation of the lead actor. Him not liking #Parasite is no surprise Ask Malayalam directors about Parasite they r more reliable since Malayalam movies r realistic #Prabhas https://t.co/91JnbcChah— PackersGreenbayðŸ‡ºðŸ‡¸ (@elon_space) April 22, 2020
Another post read: "Please comment on any film only after watching it properly and not sleeping midway. Not a movie buff's trait."
Ok @ssrajamouli, maybe #Parasite is not for you. Maybe your taste in films is different and maybe you like mostly big scale entertainers like your own films or marvel films. But pls cmnt on any film only after watching it properly and not sleeping midway-Not a movie buff’s trait— Chiranjeev Gorur (@Chiranjeev100) April 21, 2020
#Rajamouli calls #parasite boring.what do you expect from the guy who makes hero worshipping movies who comes from the mass masala movie industry.not expected from india's no.1 director.— à®…à®°à¯à®£à¯ (@I_Arun7) April 21, 2020
Ps:i felt it wasn't an oscar worthy movie too just like birdman
I'm waiting for some guys who initially said they loved #Parasite to now recant their statement because Rajamouli reportedly said he slept through it. I can already hear someone saying, "You know what, on second thought, I think it's so overrated, bruh."— Sajin Shrijith (@SajinShrijith) April 21, 2020
Interestingly while Rajamouli infused a lot of fantasies in his larger than life period series 'Baahubali', 'Parasite', set in South Korean backdrop, is all about class inequalities, greed and exploitation by projecting a contrasting image between the tales of two families from opposite ends of the socioeconomic spectrum.