Saturday, May 06, 2006

Denzel is the current favourite in Bollywood

Talking about how I fear that TATHASTU could be a possible 'inspiration' of John Q, it seems that Denzel Washington is quite a favourite with our desi directors in the Hindi film industry. The two movies that I can remember off the cuff that have been heavily 'inspired' in the recent past are Zeher and Ek Ajnabee.

Zeher was directed by Mohit Suri was a frame-by-frame inspiration of "Out of Time" starring Denzel Washington and Eva Mendes.

Ek Ajnabee was directed by Apoorva Lakhia and was once again frame-by-frame inspiration from Man on Fire starring Denzel Washington and an amazingly talented Dakota Fanning.

If you have seen these movies (I mean the English movies), you will realise that not only have our guys copied the story, but they have gone ahead and copied the movie frame-to-frame.

Talking about Mohit Suri, he's a Bhatt camp protege' and hence I am not surprised that he's runs up huge bills on DVD rentals.

Another recent movie that was an 'inspiration' was Taxi No. 9211 directed by Milan Luthria. Taxi No. 9211 (starring Nana Patekar, John Abraham and Sameera Reddy) was inspired from Changing Lanes (starring Samuel Jackson and Ben Affleck). I was surprised he had to look westwards for his inspiration. He showed good promise in his debut vehicle Kachche Dhaage (unless that's also been aped).

Come on guys, I am sure we can do better than just rip off hollywood flicks and make them a sorry reason of a hindi film!!!!!

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