In Bollywood, movies are usually inspired/copied from Hollywood but this post is about movies that could have an official remake in Bollywood.
Synopsis: Based on the highly acclaimed novel by Christopher Priest, The Prestige is set against the backdrop of Victorian London. It is the mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.
Ever since I saw this movie I have thought they should remake this movie in Hindi with Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan. It would need great writing skills to adapt this movie into the Indian context but I think it would be great if Aamir and SRK starred in a movie like this. I think the real life rivalry will add to the movie. Hugh Jackman’s role will have to be made more even with Christian Bale’s role though.
My choices. Aamir Khan in Hugh Jackman’s role. Shah Rukh Khan in Christian Bale’s role. Katrina or Deepika could play Scarlett Johansson’s role. Amitabh could play Michael Caine’s role.
The movie Lootera is inspired from The Last Leaf according to the director Vikramaditya Motwane. Check out Kalakriti, episode from the TV Serial Katha Sagar, adapted from O. Henry’s The Last Leaf. The episode was directed by Shyam Benegal and stars Supriya Pathak and Neena Gupta.
Of lately I have had a grudge towards the current era Indian song makers. Either the lyrics are cliched with the same old Maula rants and Labon pe Nami bullshit or Fevicol se Chipkana Non-sense. I am not trying to mix the two here by citing examples of deep emotional songs to the contrasting fun songs..but just trying to say how cliched both of them, these days are.
Similarly, the music directors seem to have lost the ease of fitting the lyrics in a tune and often it seems hurried or forced…Example: Saans se teri saans nikli toh–however dreadful the lyrics were, Rahman did a very mediocre job at the music too. Same with tonnes of Indian rock bands that come up with desperately dark sad music and cliched lyrics. Here’s one more example: the title track of Kurbaan–Kurbaan Hua–I find it highly repelling and a zabardasti ka song…..anyways I didn’t want to make it a hate post towards the songs I don’t like but actually in appreciation of the song that I did.
This song I believe has got the perfect amalgamation of lyrics and the music…Its a fun song and the sheer blend of the words and the tune make it extremely likable..
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is the story of the relationship between two characters, Bunny (Ranbir Kapoor) & Naina (Deepika Padukone), at two separate but defining times in their lives… first, when they are just out of college and standing on the crossroads of multiple decisions that will shape who and what they become… and then later on, in their late-twenties when they meet again, holding on to certain fulfilled and certain unfulfilled dreams, at a crossroads of another nature this time… how these two characters affect, change, befriend and eventually fall in love with each other is the journey the film aspires to take us on…
The movie is heavily inspired from DDLJ and borrows from some other movies as well. While Simran goes on a trip across Europe by asking for permission from her overbearing father Naina decides to just leave for a trekking trip to Manali by writing a letter to her overbearing mother. They both meet at the railway station just like Raj and Simran do and there is a reenactment of the DDLJ train scene where Raj helps Simran board the train. While Simran falls in love with this carefree, fun guy Raj who flirts with Simran’s friend, Naina falls in love with this carefree, fun guy Bunny who flirts with Lara.