Sriram Raghavan opens up about comparison between Katrina Kaif - Vijay Sethupathi's Merry Christmas and Andhadun

Sriram Raghavan’s latest directorial Merry Christmas featuring Katrina Kaif and Vijay Sethupathi released last week and is currently running in theatres. Despite having a decent earning on its first day, the film continues to inch higher and the current box office collection stands at Rs 13.83 crores. Along with it, the film has been getting positive responses from the audience and critics.

Recently, the director of the film went on to talk about his previous directorial Andhadhun (2018) and said that comparisons between both the films should be made.

Sriram said,“Overall, this has been a very favourable response. There are some who have not taken it kindly that it is not Andhadhun! Anyway, that was not my intention. Some people hence find the pace ‘slow’ in the beginning. But for me, this pace was required so that it all ties in the end.”

He further  added, “At home if you watch this on OTT, you may stop in 5 minutes, and may not come back again. But in a hall since you have invested your time and money, maybe people will grant me a few more minutes to set up the mood. A few people who wanted, ‘Oh what the hell!’ kick, those are missing that. But this is not that kind of a film, and yet even I witnessed there were people clapping by the end of it in some cinemas that I visited! The sound of their applause is music to my ears. What else is there to ask for.”

Directed by Sriram Raghavan, Merry Christmas released on January 12 and is currently running in theatres. 

Source: Indian Express