Press Trust of India
November 23, 2012 14:33 IST
Vinay Pathak said media has a greater role to play in educating audience about cinema.
Actor Vinay Pathak feels box office
collections should not be a parameter to judge success of a
film as there are many movies that do not reach audience
despite being better.
"A lot of time money (box office collection) has been
considered as a parameter to judge the success of a film,"
Pathak said while participating in a discussion on the
sidelines of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) which
is currently underway in Goa.
"Money should never be a scale to judge a good or bad
story," he said, adding "audience should decide which is a
good movie and only they can decide when to watch it."
Pathak, who has starred in movies like Bheja Fry,
Bheja Fry 2, Chalo Dilli, Dasvidaniya and Rab Ne Bana
Di Jodi, said media has a greater role to play in educating
audience about cinema.
"Majority of our audience are not literate about cinema,"
Actor Kabir Bedi said the nature of media itself is
changing. "There is a whole new vista that has opened up in
the form of television and internet," he said.
Through broadband, every computer screen in households
can be turned into a silver screen. "Spend the money in
dubbing the film and put it on mediums like youtube," he
The actor also said the people with similar interests
can form community groups on the internet and view films,
without physically coming together.
"With this, all kinds of films will find a place on
internet and filmmakers will also find audience," he added.