Anubhav Sinha’s Mulk opened in theatres last Friday and has received a mixed response from the critics. The Taapsee Pannu and Rishi Kapoor-starrer are also doing decent business at the box office. But seems like there is a section of the audience that is not liking the movie at all. Close to 2600 people have given the film a one-star rating on IMDb and many of them have also given it a bad review. The movie stands at a 3.5-star rating on the site.
The director, Anubhav, thinks that this might be an organized attack on his film. He tweeted, “The IMDB rating of #MULK is being attacked. You know what? I don’t give a Flying Fuck!!! MULK has received too much love to worry about that. There are more people who love the film.
This won’t be the first time that Anubhav stirred up a storm on social media with Mulk. The Federal Censor Board of Pakistan has banned Rishi Kapoor and Taapsee Pannu’s upcoming court drama, Mulk in Pakistan. While Anubhav wrote, “We urge the Pakistani Censor Board to reconsider their decision,” he also added, that the citizen of Pakistan should watch Mulk illegally if they must.
Talking about Mulk, the movie revolves around a terror suspect Shahid Mohammed (Prateik Babbar), his father Murad Ali Mohammed (Rishi Kapoor), and the defense lawyer, Aarti Mohammed (Taapsee Pannu). The movie also features Rajat Kapoor, Manoj Pahwa and Neena Gupta in pivotal roles. The film is facing stiff competition from Karwaan and Fanney Khan at the ticket windows.