Director Vince Tañada reacted to the statement of GMA head writer Suzette Doctolero regarding his film Katips.
To recall, Suzette Doctolero gave a bad review about the film Katips. In her now-deleted Facebook post on August 5, she said that she was not able to finish the film.
“Ayokong i-review ng buo itong Katips at hindi ko na tinapos. One hour and 10 mins lang pinanood ko. Sorry, hindi ko na talaga kinaya kasi confused yata ang filmmaker kung ano ang gusto niyang ipakita dito sa movie kaya parang nagsalsal na hindi yata nilabasan. So di ko alam kung gumanda ba nung second half? O confused pa rin. Haha. Panoorin n’yo pa rin at kayo ang maghusga,” she said.
On August 12, Director Tañada expressed his dissapointment over Doctolero. He then thanked the GMA head writer for honestly purchasing a ticket for the film.
“Nakakalungkot lang na sa babae pa nanggaling ‘yong ganyang mga salita. Yun na nga, kaya siguro ‘di ka nilabasan kasi ‘di mo tinapos yung palabas. Pero, salamat sa pagbili ng ticket ha, at least ngayon alam mo nang binibili at hindi pamigay ang ticket namin. #KatipsTheMovie #KATIPS” said Tañada.
The film Katips sheds light on the struggles of student activists during Martial Law. It premiered in cinemas on August 3, the same day when the film Maid in Malacañang was also released.
Katips is highly compared to Darryl Yap’s Maid in Malacañang film as MIM featured the last days of the late President Ferdinand Marcos in Malacañang.