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Nov 23, 2012 at 03:45pm IST

Box office collection is not the only way to judge a film: Vinay Pathak

Panaji: Actor Vinay Pathak feels box office collections should not be a parameter to judge success of a film as there are many movies that do not reach audience despite being better.

"A lot of time money (box office collection) has been considered as a parameter to judge the success of a film," Pathak said while participating in a discussion on the sidelines of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) which is currently underway in Goa. "Money should never be a scale to judge a good or bad story," he said, adding "audience should decide which is a good movie and only they can decide when to watch it."

Pathak, who has starred in movies like 'Bheja Fry', 'Bheja Fry 2', 'Chalo Dilli', 'Dasvidaniya' and 'Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi', said media has a greater role to play in educating audience about cinema. "Majority of our audience are not literate about cinema," he added.

'Box office collection not the only way to judge a film'

Vinay Pathak

Actor Kabir Bedi said the nature of media itself is changing. "There is a whole new vista that has opened up in the form of television and internet," he said. Through broadband, every computer screen in households can be turned into a silver screen. "Spend the money in dubbing the film and put it on mediums like youtube," he advised.

The actor also said the people with similar interests can form community groups on the internet and view films, without physically coming together. "With this, all kinds of films will find a place on internet and filmmakers will also find audience," he added.

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