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Has Rohit Shetty proved his critics wrong once and for all with ‘Simmba’s grand success?

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There is an old saying which says ‘nothing succeeds like success’ and it very much applies to the man of the hour, who is Rohit Shetty. Rohit Shetty is basking in the astounding glory of ‘Simmba’ and the film is doing mind-blowing business at the box office. The Ranveer Singh starrrer is a total masala entertainer and is an out and out massy film. At the time of writing, ‘Simmba’ has already done business worth over Rs. 190 crore at the box office.

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So, what is this Rohit Shetty formula? The director is the only Indian filmmaker who has eight films in the coveted Rs 100 crore club, Yes! You have read it right. Rohit Shetty often faces a barrage of criticism and flak from so-called film critics and students of cinema for his cliched and melodramatic films. Rohit’s film would never get a five out of five rating from any critic and it doesn’t bother him one bit.

The great thing about the ‘Singham’ director is that he makes the film for the common man and his greatest USP is that he thinks like one. He doesn’t believe in being pretentious. Many people have this wrong perception that Rohit Shetty doesn’t work hard at his craft and all his success is a fluke.

You can get lucky couple of times, but to be the filmmaker with super-duper hits over a career spanning close to two decades requires more than luck. It requires a tremendous amount of hard work and perseverance. Rohit follows his guts and doesn’t make films to prove a point or to please a certain section of society.

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As Indians, we always like to criticise and find fault with anyone who is successful. Many people say that Rohit Shetty is not a director like Sanjay Leela Bhansali or Rajkumar Hirani or Zoya Akhtar. But why can’t we appreciate the fact that the ‘Golmaal’ director is comfortable in his skin and is not seeking anyone’s certificate.

Rohit Shetty has worked with the likes of Ajay Devgn, Shah Rukh Khan, Ranveer Singh and they all have very nice and warm things to say about him. Films like the ‘Golmaal’ franchise, ‘Singham’, ‘Chennai Express‘ and now ‘Simmba’ speak for themselves.

And, what is a masterpiece or a great film at the end of the day and who decides it? Whether we like to believe it or not, it is the box office numbers which can make or break your career. There is no exact formula or equation to determine which film is a masterpiece and it is very subjective.

Bollywood, as an industry, is a very volatile one and your future is determined on every Friday. Rohit Shetty makes films knowing that he wants people to have fun and forget about their problems for those particular three hours. He would be the first one to admit that he is not in the league of K Asif, BR Chopra and Yash Chopra. He is a filmmaker who makes films for the common man and not for the critics and elite class.

‘Simmba’s grand success has really made Rohit Shetty one of the best directors of this generation and for that, he deserves a round of applause.

Rohit Shetty listens to his heart rather than his mind and his films cannot be dismissed just because it is not liked by a fraction of people. Indian people are very smart and astute and they know which films to watch and which not to. The time has come to appreciate and honour Rohit Shetty’s talent and hopefully, all his critics can eat humble pie.

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