I am critical of my own work: Reema Kagti

first_imgMumbai, Aug 24 (PTI) Reema Kagti, fresh from the success of her latest “Gold”, says both good reviews and commercial success matter to her.”Logic dictates that a commercial success is better for the director than a flop. Whether it is an actor, a director or a technician, appreciation for your work makes you feel good.”The balance has to be right… You do not want the other thing happening, where your film has earned lot of money but got zero appreciation,” Reema told PTI.Reema made her directorial debut with romcom “Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd” in 2007 to psychological horror “Talaash” (2012).Sports drama “Gold” is the director’s latest offering, which has earned decent reviews and money at the ticket window.She says she is her own critic, which she believes is an advantage.”I am critical of my own work, when I see my films, you only see mistakes, you don’t see what is good. It is good and it keeps you on your toes.”Reema says she always wanted to do a sports film and never understood what kept her away from the genre.”I love this space. It is a tried-and-tested formula but it works really well. I feel uplifted and positive at the end of a sports film. I had wanted to do it for a while,” she adds.The director says she knew working on the story of “Gold” would be challenging but she was up for the task.”It feels daunting but I have had big help for the research. We had a hockey historian from Delhi, my co-writer was there. I had a superb crew and cast. It was challenging but it was not that hard.” PTI KKP JUR RDS BKBKadvertisementlast_img read more

Barcelona bank on rejuvenated Philippe Coutinho for Valencia test

first_imgSince joining La Liga leaders Barcelona just over a year ago, Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho has endured a mixed time in Catalonia.He joined Barca to much fanfare for a club record 142 million pounds from Liverpool and was hailed as the long-term replacement for former Spain international Andres Iniesta.But Coutinho has often failed to replicate his Premier League performance levels at the Nou Camp, playing second fiddle to fellow big-money arrival Ousmane Dembele.With the Frenchman injured, however, pressure has grown on Coutinho to up his game and he is finally showing glimpses of his true potential.A starring role with two goals in the 6-1 Copa del Rey second-leg win over Sevilla in midweek was his best performance in a Barca shirt and fans will be hoping for more of the same when fellow Cup semi-finalists Valencia visit on Saturday.”He’s a brave player who always tries things and takes risks,” coach Ernesto Valverde said of his number seven.”Hopefully, this performance is something that can give him more confidence.”We’ve now got a game against a side who also had a really intense Copa match and there’s little time to recover. I’ll have to pick a side to get the three points and we know that next week we’ll have another game, too.”Valencia endured a disappointing first half of the season but four wins from five matches in all competitions, including a stoppage-time Copa victory over Getafe, has lifted them to seventh in the La Liga standings.advertisementThird-placed Real Madrid, who sit 10 points behind leaders Barca, host fifth-placed Alaves on Sunday. Gareth Bale returned from his latest injury setback last weekend and is set to reclaim his place in the frontline alongside Karim Benzema.Doubts remain, however, over the futures of midfielder Isco and full back Marcelo, with both struggling for game time at the Bernabeu since the Argentine took over.Elsewhere, former Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata looks set to make his Atletico Madrid debut when they visit Betis on Sunday, while Real Sociedad host Athletic Bilbao in the Basque derby on Saturday.Also Watch:last_img read more