Best of 2010 – The script of Vikramaditya Motwane’s Udaan

Posted: January 18, 2011 by moifightclub in bollywood, cinema, Scripts, Special, Story / Plot / Synopsis, writing
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Those of you who religiously follow the movement of film scripts in blogosphere, must be aware that the script of QT’s Inglourious Basterds was out almost a year before its release. And that’s not a rare case. There are blogs and websites dedicated to script reviews/news/sales. And since last few years they have the Black List too.

Compare this to the script scenario here. Writers/directors guard it as if it’s life and death scenario. Almost scared to give it out to anyone to read. The fear of bad (or honest) feedback  is too much to bear! If only someone can explain it to them that you cant hang your film on your drawing room walls like you treat your paintings! Plus, there is no concept of professional readers.

Even after the film has released, there is no way to source the script online. So we are trying to change the scenario with a small intiative. Asking directors of all the best reviewed films of 2010 to share their scripts with us. Its purely for non-commercial and educational purpose.

The first in the series is the script of Vikramaditya Motwane’s Udaan – the much loved and one of the best reviewed films of 2010. You can read it and download it too. We have attached three drafts – shooting script (in Roman Hindi ), the second one is slightly polished draft ( In English – 2004/2005) and the last one is the very first raw draft ( In English – 2003 ).

We will soon be putting out the script of Goal too. It’s also written by him and has always baffled us that how can a filmmaker go so wrong with a sports genre film! Till then, enjoy Udaan.

Shooting draft –

Slightly polished draft –

First raw draft –

PS – We are also trying to source the scripts of LSD, Peepli Live, Ishqiya, Do Dooni Chaar, Phas Gaye Re Obama, Striker, Band Bajaa Baarat, Tere Bin Laden and more. If you have the script and want to share it with our readers, do write to us at moifightclub@gmail.com. This is stritcly for non-commercial purpose.

Comments
  1. suchita b says:

    superb effort!! thank u

  2. Rusted rick says:

    There’s definitely a readership for film scripts and people like VVC realized this long back, loved reading the script of 3 idiots and am sure am going to love reading this as much, if not more!!

  3. Sailesh says:

    This is a great initiative!! I have long been thinking of starting something like this though I don’t have the access or contacts to get this started. Will be reading through Udaan today.
    Let me know if you need assistance of any sort with this initiative!

  4. Stu says:

    You cant be serious. You cant be serious. This is. This IS.

  5. vaibhav says:

    thankyou soooooooooo much vikramaditya and anurag…this is the best gift for those who loved the movie

  6. shray says:

    amazing initiative guys.. u rock..
    and thanks vikram and anurag..!!!

  7. Sunil says:

    Great initiative…Thank you very much…… This post made my day….

  8. mrinaldev says:

    thanxalot for this.its very helpful for the beginners.

  9. Pooja says:

    Awesome ! Great initiative & hopefully a tip-off for the rest to follow…!

  10. Salik Shah says:

    Imagine a situation where the audiences are coming out of the theaters in awe after watching a film like Udaan and they get the wonderful opportunity to read the script or take it home if they wish.
    I wanted to release the script of a film that I was writing (currently under production) along with the film at the theaters so that people could see and learn how to do it. My day would have had the air of an important literary festivity—a (screen)writer’s dream!
    Though your initiative comes a bit too late, we can only be too grateful for it.
    I’m also forever grateful to Chandan Arora for setting the precedent of releasing a film (Striker) on Youtube on the day of its release. There are people who dream about releasing their films on torrent portals because they also belong to the Pirate Bay University; and there couldn’t be a better role model in this industry.

  11. Fatema says:

    Suggestion @ MFC – Start another blog dedicated to only scripts. Will give it the necessary space and mileage required. Will save it from the danger of script posts getting lost in the melee of other posts. Also, will attract a dedicated traffic and who knows what that kind of community may grow into? Managing won’t be that much of a hassle will it?

    Btw, sooooper Jahapanah!

  12. thedailytamasha says:

    Totally agree with Fatema’s view. We should create a separate blog/site for film scripts. But may be we can try to get 4-5 here, to start with, and then move. Moving with a small bank will not be of much help.

    I can help in the functioning of the script blog – with full responsibility.

    Great start here!

  13. fatema says:

    Yeah, once we have a dedicated bank in hand and know we can get more, a new blog would make sense. I can help too with whatever back-end/front-end that is required.

  14. moifightclub says:

    Thanks everyone. Aap hain toh hum hain 🙂 Trying to get some more scripts. Also, if you know someone who can help us in getting few more good ones, do pitch in.

    @Fatema/Varun – great idea. But we need few more, say 10-12 or so, and then we can move to a dedicated blog or site. will involve both u guys. chalo done.

  15. vijay says:

    Thank you for a wonderful initiative that brings the magic of the movies even closer> Sincerely appreciate your efforts.

  16. scriptlarva says:

    Thanks a lot- This is the kind of endeavors that we need right now in India…

  17. 4 chai says:

    Awesome guys. I remember searching scripts of Hindi films online but couldn’t find one. We must publish our scripts online/print.

  18. akanksha says:

    Great initiative. I have been hunting for 7 khoon maaf’s script and no success yet. 😦

  19. […] interested in screenwriting, can read it. Thanks to Vikramaditya Motwane, have managed to put only Udaan’s script so far. I guess the rest loves tom-toming about their scripts going to Oscar […]

  20. @Rohwit says:

    I demand shaitan’s script and rockstar script to be put up here…for completely different reasons 🙂

  21. […] missed, we had earlier put the script of Vikramaditya Motwane’s debut feature Udaan (click here) and now we are sharing the script of Anurag Kashyap’s Dev D. Thanks, […]

  22. Thanks FIght club once again… 🙂

  23. Yogesh thakur says:

    How to download these scripts??? Scribd is asking for money 😛

  24. harsh says:

    thank you sir…for udaan script….I need all the script. Please provide me.

  25. amit says:

    You guys need to put it up where one can download it freely. Currently Scribd is asking for a membership fee which benefits neither you, nor us.

  26. raj says:

    good site for script learners like me

  27. […] – To check out other scripts that we have posted on the blog, click here for Vikramaditya Motwane’s Udaan script, click here for Anurag Kashyap’s Dev D script […]

  28. Raj says:

    This is great initiative but but Fight Club should do something to avoid scribd>com as we can’t download it so could read it offline. This is my humble request.
    Raj

  29. divyabh says:

    How Can I download This Script… As You said That Its Only For Educational Purpose That Why Should You Put These On Payable Site.
    PLZ Let Me Know The Way To Download.

  30. moifightclub says:

    If you guys know about any better site/sharing platform, do let us know. to us scribd seems to be the best. so uploaded here. had no clue about site charging fees for dowload.

    • divyabh says:

      Fightclub Dont worry… I have Put Some R&D And got it free…
      You Get It Free From Scribd Wht we can do is to put some small original work to this site for sharing purpose like Photography, Essay, Poems etc There are lots of choice just we have to upload that one and they will give you free access to These Script.
      So Thnx For These Script…. Can You Upload Gangs Of Wasseypur 1 & 2. ??? PLz Let Me Know.

  31. […] Raghavan’s Agent Vinod script, here  is Shaku Batra’s Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu script. Click here for Vikramaditya Motwane’s Udaan script, here is Anurag Kashyap’s Dev D script and click here […]

  32. Ravi G says:

    Thanx a lot for providing these scripts.
    Few months back I’d asked Miss Urmi Juvekar her scripts to share with us, she ready got agree to do that so pls contact her.
    Thanx

  33. Anonymous says:

    why is my scribd accoueetrnt not formingg

  34. […] Lootera has been a subject of much debate and discussion on this blog. And if you are regular reader of this blog, you probably know that unlike other filmmakers Vikramaditya Motwane has always been gracious enough to take it in the right spirit. He has also been much supportive of this endeavor to share scripts publicly and helped us by sharing the script of his film Udaan earlier. If you haven’t read the script, it’s here. […]

  35. abhishek kasode says:

    your efforts are so helpfull to all of us, who are wishing to learn how to write a good screenplay. Thanks.

  36. Anonymous says:

    thank you so much do get more scripts from good movies

  37. M Haris Khan says:

    Are There any other scripts except Dev D and Udaan? or any other source from where i can read the script of other Indian movies like 3 iditos,Zindagi na milegi dobara etc Thankyou

  38. Ahsanul Quadri says:

    sir, I have a best script for a movie where I have describe the whole situation of 2030,
    In 2030, where will India stand?
    according to present situation,
    I have mentioned the poor farmer,
    naxalies,
    political leader,
    scientists values and engineers,
    with a dramatic character of five guys that is fully based on patriotic themes,
    so sir please contact to meeh sir on my
    cell-8982212769,
    email-ahsanulquadri1234@gmail.com

    I challenge sir it will effect your soul muxch more and totally different from all the past scripts and movie,
    I dunnow how to contact a good director or producee, I am new here sir so please contact to me sir,
    I am waitin sir

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