Post date: Feb 22, 2011 9:10:13 PM
There is this thing about people, they always complain that certain movie, book, place, piece of art, actor, player etc is overrated. No matter how it is, there is always this 'someone' who will say that it is overrated (or underrated).
Well... I think everything in this world is overrated in view of a group of people and underrated at the same time by some other group of people. Then how we decide if something is classic or not? Its kind of simple... if more and more people say it is good (and not over rated) its kind of gets a classic status but at the
same time it keeps becoming overrated in other group's view ! But the problem is most of the times people get influenced by others and don't tell the truth, So the classics are also based on biased and influenced views.
My point is... it doesn't matter what reviewers say. Its only 'you' who can tell if you will like something or not. Reviews can't tell what you will feel and think after experiencing it. Don't be biased in views because someone said so. Even something is a declared classic everyone can not and will not find it interesting... because that's how we humans are !
Like one of the lines from a famous gazal says 'Us rang ko kya jaane poochho to kabhi pee hai !'. Without experiencing you can't and shouldn't assume anything based on what others are saying.