National award winning cinematographer, Rajeev Ravi’s comments on celebrities of Indian cinema have created flutter, precisely among the South Indian film makers. Speaking to a publishing daily, Rajeev Ravi said that Vineeth Sreenivasan used the middle class sentiments to make a commercial story. The cinematographer also targeted at another maverick director Mani Ratnam saying that Mani Ratnam spoiled the upcoming directors with his film Roja. Not forget the Roja is one of the best movies in Indian cinema so far.
On the other hand, these statements crated row as Vineeth Srinivasan reacted on his Facebook page saying: “Heard that people are teaching how to take movies without script. The concept is revolutionary, and what’s more, we don’t have to waste time scribbling scripts! Could you please teach me how to draw without a wall and build a house without a floor?”. The director added a famous dialogue from one of his films at the end, adding to the sarcastic statement that says: “Please spare me, I ask out of my limited knowledge – Sreenivasan son.”
Other than Vineeth Srinivasan, the other directors and scriptwriters Unni R. and John Paul said that Rajeev has all the rights to say those words, but it is not good to defame the film makers like Mani Ratnam and Vineeth Srinivasan.