'Motichoor Chaknachoor' director disowns the film, warns viewers to watch the film at their own risk

WION Web Team New Delhi Nov 19, 2019, 09.16 PM(IST)

Poster of 'Motichoor Chaknachoor' Photograph:( Twitter )

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After the release of the film, the director took to Facebook and thanked her cast and crew and lamented that it was unfortunate that the viewers could not watch the film she had made. 

Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Athiya Shetty starrer 'Motichoor Chaknachoor' is in news for all wrong reasons. The film opened to a lukewarm response at the box office on November 15 and got mostly negative reviews from critics. Then the film got leaked a few hours after the release. Now, the film's director Debamitra Biswal has disowned the film and asked viewers to watch the film at their own risk as it isn't a project she had made. 

In a long post on Facebook, Biswal has stated that due 'ego fights' the film did not turn out the way it was envisioned by her earlier. 
'Motichoor Chaknachoor', in fact, has been courting controversy for a long time. Debamitra and the producers of the movie had been at loggerheads over several issues. The makers accused the director of selling off the movie rights to a film distributor for Rs 32 lakh in Bihar without any rights. Then, Debamitra had filed a case and also demanded a ban on the release of the official trailer over non-payment of dues because of ego fights on the edit table. She had even appealed to the makers to remove her from the directing credits.

After the release of the film, the director took to Facebook and thanked her cast and crew and lamented that it was unfortunate that the viewers could not watch the film she had made. 

Taking a jibe at the title, the director wrote, “Lastly very important notice to all near and dear ones: Its okay if you still watch the film but go at your own risk. I will not be responsible for your bheja fry. An experience definitely as sweet as Motichoor but the outcome is a total Chaknachoor.”

Read the entire post here: 

Now that the film is finally releasing , i would like to tell everyone that this has been the most toughest journey in my life ever. But unfortunately not the best one at the end. We all from the actors to the technicians to everyone involved in the film made this film with immense love and hardwork. But i guess not all journey are made successful.

Everyone who has worked in a film knows very well how important an edit is for a film. Sticking shots together does not make a film. I wish important decision makers of the film could have understood this. But i will always be grateful to the beautiful souls who helped me complete this film but sadly no one can watch the magic that we created.

Thank you Chandan Arora for showing me how a great film is made on the edit table. Thank you for editing it beyond beautiful. Sadly the world is not seeing our work.

Thank you Megh for writing the hilarious dialogues and the amazing screenplay with me but sadly the world is not going to see our version of fun.

Thank you Nawaz ji, Athiya, Vibha Chibber, Navni Parihar, Sanjeeva Vats, Abhishek Rawat, Sapna Sand, Karuna Pandey, Vivek Mishra ji, Usha Nagar ji, Rachna Pakai, n little Devansh,for putting the bestest in this film. Sadly no one will get to watch that best.
I will only cherish the sounds of people who laughed n enjoyed at the personal screening of my version even without any background music or proper dubbing.Sadly that version is not coming out. Only due to some silly ego fights which has no meaning at all.

Thank you my entire team. Thank you Tariq Bhai, Suhas Gujrati, Sanjay Bansal, Zeeshan, imran...thank you not only for helping me out in the film but thank you for standing by me through out .

Sorry i could not save the film. We know what great potential it had. But i guess sometimes things get ruined even after lot of honesty put in.

I still wish i could show the world what i had made.

Thank you Sohaib for taking all this pain since last three years and still standing by me like a rock. Your support is beyond measure. I might have fallen short on luck with this film but definitely beyond grateful to god to bless me you as my husband. Sorry i could not make you proud this time.

Lastly very important notice to all near and dear ones:

It’s OK if you still want to watch the film but go at your own risk. I will not be responsible for your bheja fry. An experience definitely as sweet as Motichoor, but an outcome is total Chaknachoor.

The film had Nawazudding Siddiqui playing a 35-year-old unemployed man who marries Athiya Shetty's character who harbours dreams to go abroad.