The film Gehraiyaan has received a lot of hate on the internet for many reasons. People have even gone to call it unbearable to watch. But on the flipside, it has got good responses from the critics and even one segment of the audience. But hatred reached another level when this happened.
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Director Shakun Batra himself admitted in a recent interview that he has received rather contrasting feedback, ranging from abusive e-mails to appreciation. In a conversation with film critic Sucharita Tyagi on her YouTube channel, Shakun said, “I had an e-mail where the subject was B****d (a Hindi cuss word). Then the mail just said, ‘B****d picture banani nahi aati hai to kyun banata hai? Kuch aur kar leta (If you don’t know how to make a film, why do you? Do something else).”
However he also added how he also received good responses from many people who have liked the representation of aspects like mental health and childhood trauma. Many fans have appreciated a mature take on adult, non-judgemental relationships and infidelity in the film.
The film features actors like Deepika Padukone, Siddhant Chaturvedi and Ananya Pandey and focuses on modern relationships and the idea of infidelity.