‘Make better movies’: Netizens react to Adnan Siddiqui’s tweet criticising the release of Doctor Strange in Pakistan
This Eid al-Fitr saw the release of as many as five Pakistani movies in the cinemas across the country.
The movies which released on Eid are Chakkar, Parde Mein Rehne Do, Dum Mastam, Ghabrana Nahi Hai and Tere Bajre Di Rakhi.
All these films did well during the three days of Eid. To check the box office numbers click here.
The much awaited Hollywood film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was also released across some cities of the country, which meant limited shows for the Pakistani films. Pakistani celebrities weren’t pleased with the release of Doctor Strange as cinema-goers preferred watching the Hollywood movie.
According to reports, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness collected a whopping PKR 7 crore at the box office. It should be noted that the movie wasn’t released in some cities.
Members of Pakistan’s film fraternity, including Adnan Siddiqui, Wajahat Rauf, Yasir Nawaz, Syed Noor, and Hasan Zia, also held press conference against cinemas for choosing foreign films over local cinema.
Adnan Siddiqui also took to his Twitter account to shed light on how Doctor Strange impacted the five Pakistani films. In a tweet, he said that the Hollywood mega-hit could have waited for a few days. He added: “The last thing we need when the industry is finally opening up after two years is some foreign film hijacking our screens and relegating us in a corner.”
Releasing Doctor Strange could have waited for a few days. The last thing we need when the industry is finally opening up after two years is some foreign film hijacking our screens and relegating us in a corner. Home grown cinema has more right any day. @CMShehbaz @Marriyum_A pic.twitter.com/xtzO1o5QLg
— Adnan Siddiqui (@adnanactor) May 9, 2022
However, netizens didn’t agree with the veteran actor. They urged him to “make better movies instead of crying about foreign films.” Here’s how netizens reacted to Adnan Siddiqui tweet:
Dude, forget about Hollywood blockbusters, if low budget Iranian films start playing in PK, nobody in his right mind would ever choose your crap product over their phenomenal stuff.
Remember, quality content sells. Always.
— OAK (@OAK194) May 9, 2022
Buhat acha hua! The way you guys were supporting “Imported Govt” hashtag and IK, this is what you get. Also, come up with “good stories” instead of saying, “Support local movies”. Why should we waste our time & money on FLOP stories? Abh kiss muu say PM ko tag kar rahay?
— Saad Kaiser 🇵🇸 (@TheSaadKaiser) May 9, 2022
Sir, please do not promote xenophobia. Good content sells. If our local content is D-grade, its the producer's fault, not the people. Home grown cinema is a circle of monotony that refuses to innovate.
— Zaki Khalid (@misterzedpk) May 9, 2022
y'all literally produce garbage ffs, at least come up with some quality content before crying https://t.co/RoOD9SPwQs
— zay (@hystwhoreical) May 9, 2022
— BasitSnake | #FreePalestine🇵🇸 (@BasitAli92) May 9, 2022
no one wants to watch the same old attempt at a cutesy rom-com with unrealistically long dialogues and an item number which the main lead accidentally stumbles upon on his way to chase the girl https://t.co/Iu17vO0kOJ
— 🌍 (@thisissosadd) May 9, 2022
Just looking at these posters, I don’t feel like watching any of these. As a production student, the trails spell “box office flop” – pls give us a break. Home cinema is supposed to be worth watching if you want people to watch it. https://t.co/BRwlAieWWI
— Koko (@komallsalman) May 9, 2022
If you were competent, a foreign film would not be relegating you to a corner.
"Home grown cinema" fuck off lmao https://t.co/UvuTWNBPTj
— H™ (@MahatmaaGanji) May 9, 2022
Our Film industry is seeking it's inspiration from the auto industry as well. Wants protection from quality competition and wants a captive audience to which it can sell its high priced junk https://t.co/ejU9g2dLmK
— Red on Red (@RavensLaire) May 9, 2022
You ban everything new and worth watching (Zindagi Tamasha, Javed Iqbal).. Why on earth would anyone want to watch unoriginal, overused ideas with the same actors? https://t.co/yKvklSphdq
— Objection, hearsay🐾 (@Lanaschild_) May 9, 2022
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