Sriram Raghavan on ‘Agent Vinod’s debacle’: The movie suffered from too much love

Filmmaker Sriram Raghavan is famously known for his romantic thrillers including ‘Badlapur‘, ‘Johnny Gaddar’, his recent success ‘Andhadhun’ and many more. Even though most of movies have created a stir critically as well commercially, ‘Agent Vinod‘ was one of his creations that faced flak.

The film starring Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan had a unique story line, but it failed to impress the critics and audience alike.

Recently, in a conversation at IFFI 2018, the filmmaker opened up why the film did not do well. “What happened with Agent Vinod is we tried a few beginnings and a few others story lines, but we weren’t satisfied. But it did not work since it suffered from too much love. I wanted to try everything with it,” said Sriram.

Sriram also spoke about the evolution of digital space in India and how the web world is threatening films in India. Speaking of the pros and cons of the digital platform and movies being easily accessible to Sriram adds, “There was a time when there was only Hollywood or Bollywood. But today you have access to everything. There is too much to watch and too many choices and the time is limited. It has helped in a way ofcourse, but the joy of watching a film in a crowd and in a theatre is special.”

The ace director was accompanied by his brother and writer Shridhar Raghavan at the event.

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