Gajraj Rao takes a sly dig at mediocre Hindi films while praising Fahadh Faasil's Malayalam film 'Joji', quips 'where are the soulless remakes?'


Fahadh Faasil's Malayalam film, Joji, is the talk of the town. The Dileesh Pothan directorial is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video. The film inspired by William Shakespeare's Macbeth didn't just receive a thumbs-up from the audience but from the critics too. People from the industry have also showered appreciation for the slow-burn thriller. Gajraj Rao is among them. 

The Badhaai Ho actor, on Instagram, penned a long note for Fahadh, Dileesh and other Malayalam filmmakers for coming up with unique stories and executing them brilliantly. Calling himself the self-proclaimed 'Chairperson of Fahadh Faasil Fan Club (Northern Region),' Gajraj said, "I recently watched 'Joji' and I'm sorry to say this, but I have a bone to pick with all of you. Enough is enough. It is not fair that you are constantly coming up with original ideas and executing them with utmost sincerity, making actually good cinema. You need to learn a thing or two from other regional cinema, and especially us here in Hindi. You need to do some mediocre work also. Where are the tiring marketing campaigns and promotions? Where are the soulless remakes? Where is the obsession with weekend box office collections? This is too much."


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He further continued, "I hope you will not take any of this seriously, and continue the good work you are doing. In a non-pandemic world, I'll always be ready with the popcorn for your films, first day first show."

Yami Gautam shared a poster of Joji and praised the film as she wrote, "Enjoyed watching @jojimovie ! Really love Fahadh Faasil cinema :)"

Joji also stars Babu Raj, PN Sunny, Unnimaya Prasad, Joji Mundakayam, Alister Alex, Basil Joseph and Shammi Thilekan. The film is written by Syam Pushkaran.

(Source: Instagram)