Critics as well as the viewers are going gaga over the recently-released "Tanu Weds Manu Returns", starring National Award-winning actress Kangana Ranaut and R Madhavan, but a leading daily rated it considerably low (two and half stars) on Friday. However, the daily on Monday upgraded the critics' review to three and half stars.
The daily claims to have revised the rating following readers' feedback and research.
"Tanu Weds Manu Returns", released on 22 May, is heading towards the ₹50 crore mark at the domestic box office and is expected to break a few records.
Directed by Aanand L Rai, the film is a sequel to the director's 2011 hit film "Tanu Weds Manu", with the same star cast.
Ever since the news of upgrading the rating was published in the daily, twitterati slammed the leading daily for not standing by it's own critic's credibility, thereby making it trend on Twitter.
Mumbai mirror revises their own critics movie rating, cause it did not echo "reader feedback"oh wow! Next is what? pic.twitter.com/DrrEdkfr6M
— Pooja (@pooja1712) May 25, 2015
Karthik Srinivasan: "Really, Mumbai Mirror? You decide your critic's 'stars' based 'reader feedback & research'? He can't have an opinion?" "Hey yesterday we reported that Salman has been sentenced but reader feedback differs from the verdict so BRB guyz" - Mumbai Mirror"
We consider audience word of mouth which is 10 stars cannot take Mumbai mirror seriously God bless thx u audience pic.twitter.com/Lcj1QMeawO
— krishika lulla (@krishikalulla) May 25, 2015
Babar Mir: "#MumbaiMirror should be firm on its ratings. The critics are supposed to give an honest review not change their ratings based on ppls likes" Mini Ribeiro: "At least stand by your own http://writers.How can you sway according to reader's opinions? Unacceptable #MumbaiMirror"
— Ashwin Varde (@ashwinvarde) May 25, 2015
Divya J Shekhar: "First, the newspaper does not stand by its own film critic's credibility and then it spells it out blatantly. #sad #MumbaiMirror."