Nivedita Mishra is a writer from Hindustan Times. She wrote her feedback on Puli's teaser and then again on the trailer released few days ago. We don't have anything personal against the writer but we thought to write our reply to what she has written. The post will be a part from the article and our reply to that particular part.
First thing the writer knows the word fantasy but looks like she is mixing between fantasy and historical. That is the First Mistake. Fantasy is completely different than historical. Definition of fantasy is imagination especially when extravagant and unrestrained.
And how does Fantasy genre in films  defined? it is something that contains rudiments that are not realistic, such as magical powers, talking animals, etc. Fantasy is often characterized by a departure from the accepted rules by which individuals perceive the world around them; it represents that which is impossible (unexplained) and outside the parameters of our known, reality. Make-believe is what this genre is all about. A fantasy has no language, land or look.

Second Mistake: The writer maybe have not watched enough movies. Nivedita ji haven't you seen Hollywood produced films like Aladdin or Sinbad? These and many other films were loved by audience and critics & we have not seen Hollywood critics say that Sinbad was not white or blue eyed! they did not say that western people should not wear these clothes! Why? because their critics know the meaning of the word fantasy and you don't. See the below picture. This is Sinbad! White with blue eyes!
Why go to Hollywood. Have you seen Bollywood films? Haven't you seen films like Alibaba Aur 40 Chor? Ajooba or even Dharmendra's Superman? Do you think Indians should not make movies that has a bit of Persian/Arab culture or Western look? A fantasy film has no land, no language. A fantasy film can happen anywhere. Puli is no different here. 

Third Mistake: Writer has assumed that Puli is taking place in India! This is not true, Puli is not taking place in India simply because it is a fantasy film. Just because the film is made in India does not necessarily mean it takes place there. Names, places and everything about the movie is completely fictional. That is what a fantasy is about.
Fourth Mistake: The writer keeps repeating herself again and again. Her problem is that the look of the film is western and the film is an Indian one! Did you see films like Vikram Bhatt's 1920? Did India look like that or Indian wear like that in the 1920s? Did you watch Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Guzaarish? Where was the setting of the film? Do Indians wear like that? bearing in mind that both these films were not even fantasies! One was a horror film and the other was more a romantic drama. 
Fifth Mistake: Why does Puli have to be Baahubali? These are two different films with two different genres! How can you compare the two? Other than both being made with high budget and with lots of CGI use there is no other similarity! Actually we are glad that Puli is so different. Kudos to the makers for making it very different. The writer wants every movie to look the same to her own taste, That is not going to happen.
For all the above the writer gets a thumb down from us and Hindustan Times also gets another thumb down for posting this article not once but twice.

Our advise to the respected writer Nivedita Mishra is to grab a dictionary and learn the correct meaning of the word Fantasy!

To read the original article by the writer click HERE


24/08/2015 5:16am

This is great reply
Well written

24/08/2015 11:08pm

Well replied. These are the same critics who complain that novelty doesn't exist. When someone tries to do something different then they complain again comparing.

25/08/2015 4:46am

Well said..good reply for all those who compare movies and kill it even before release..

31/08/2015 9:50am

Your replies to the writer Nivedita is good and it is the best way to speak in favor of what you did and what is the actual meaning of the film. There are so many fans of Sridevi and they follow her.

28/09/2015 1:09am

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