Social media reviewers should publish their reviews only three days after the film's release: Vishal
At a media interaction, the actor requested online reviewers to exercise discretion while posting film reviews
Speaking at a press and media interaction ahead of the audio launch of his 25th film Sandakozhi 2, actor Vishal discussed two issues he has always spoken a lot about: Piracy and film reviews. On the latter, he urged reviewers to share criticism only three days after the film's release. "I request the representatives of the press and media to review films three days after their release, and allow the film and its makers some much-needed breathing space," said the Nadigar Sangam General Secretary.
He went on to specify that this was his request to certain online film reviewers. "I know they are exercising their freedom of expression, but certain digital reviewers should show discretion," added the actor, who also touched upon the issue of piracy. Countering claims that a good film will run irrespective of the presence of online copies, Vishal said, "A crime is a crime. The percentage of profit or loss doesn't make it any less of a crime."
The actor also hinted at shortcomings from erstwhile political powers as the reason for him to enter active politics.
Meanwhile, on the topic of online reviews, an inside public relations source shares that filmmakers are now planning to do away with early press shows. This can be seen as a move to enforce Vishal's suggestion that some desist from publishing reviews immediately.