Ananya Panday Thinks The Godfather is ‘Overrated’ and the Internet Can’t Handle it!

Ananya Panday Thinks The Godfather is ‘Overrated’ and the Internet Can’t Handle it!

Ananya Panday recently took part in a rapid fire round and was asked about an overrated film. Her response has shocked netizens and she became the butt of all jokes on Twitter

If you ask any movie buff their favourite gangster movie, there is a very high chance that they will respond with The Godfather. The 1972 film, which is popular till date, was directed by Francis Ford Coppola and was based on the best-selling novel by Mario Puzo which was titled the same name. For those who have not seen the iconic film, it narrates the story of an Italian mob family in New York, The Godfatherstars Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall and Diane Keaton. Over time, the film has come to be considered as one of the best movies made in Hollywood.

The film has won five Academy Awards, including Best Director, Best Picture and Best Actor (Marlon Brando), and it was so popular that it even got a sequel, The Godfather II, in 1974; which went on to win much acclaim after its release. Now, while the film world and movie fiends will consider The Godfather as one of the best movies to have ever been made in the history of films, there is one Bollywood actress who believes The Godfather is ‘overrated’. That’s right, you read correctly!

In a recent rapid fire session, Student of The Year 2 actress, Ananya Panday had to answer 20 questions in less than two minutes. The first question that Ananya was asked was pertaining to films and she was asked which film she believes is overrated. “A film that you think is overrated?” the interviewer asked. To which, Ananya Panday said after a moment of thinking, “The Godfather, I haven’t seen it.” Here’s the clip for anyone who may have missed out on her rapid fire session.

And of course all hell broke loose and the Internet lost its cool. While it is okay for everyone to have their own opinion on a film and it is not necessary for everyone to like the same film genre, what may not be okay is calling a film overrated when you have not even seen it! Ananya’s sole reason for calling the film overrated had absolutely nothing to do with her not liking the film, but in fact it was because she hasn’t even seen it.

Now, The Godfather fans could obviously not handle her comments and what followed was Ananya becoming the butt of all jokes on social media. Netizens took to Twitter and Instagram to share the funniest memes and tweets and it seems that Ananya walked herself right into that one! Here’s how everyone responded:

Having read all the reactions to Ananya’s answer, it is interesting to note that The Godfather has actually inspired quite a few Bollywood films that have starred top actors. Aamir Khan's Aatank Hi Aatank, Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif's Raajneeti, Anurag Kashyap's Gangs of Wasseypur, Amitabh Bachchan's Sarkar, Feroz Khan's Dharmatma, Govinda's Zulm Ki Hukumat have paid homage to this ‘overrated’ film. Enough said!