Archive for December 31, 2013

As we have done in the past, this year too we are trying to source the scripts of some of the best films of the year. As most of you know, the scripts of Hollywood films are easily available online, even the unreleased ones. But we don’t have any such database for Hindi or Indian films. So that has been the primary reason for this initiative. And it has been possible because some of the filmmakers have been very supportive about it. It’s only for educational purpose and much like the spirit of the blog, is a complete non-profitable exercise. Thanks to Abhishek Kapoor, Hansal Mehta and Vikramaditya Motwane, we have been able to post the script of Kai Po Che!, Shahid, Lootera – here, here and here respectively.

Nikhil Advani burst into the scene with a terrific debut, Kal Ho Na Ho. Rarely someone gets everything so pitch perfect in a debut film, and that too when done in mainstream space. But since then he has not been able to repeat its success. This year he found his mojo back with D Day, but by going out of the space in which he has been making films so far. Unlike any of his previous films, this one was a taut edge of the seat thriller, specially the flawless first half. And when every damn song looks the same in every damn film these days, he gave us one of the best set pieces in Alvida. Who says we don’t need songs in a thriller?

Thanks to Advani, we are posting two drafts of D Day – one is the first draft and the other is the shooting draft. Read, share, learn and have fun.

Film – D Day

Screenplay – Nikhil Advani, Suresh Nair, Ritesh Shah

Dialogue – Ritesh Shah, Niranjan Iyengar

We have finally come to the last post of our Rewind 2013 series. If you missed our previous posts in the series, here’s the complete list – 20 Things We Learnt At The Movies and 13 Unanswered Questions is here, Top 10 Musical Gems We Discovered This Year is here, 15 Film Fanatics on 17 Terrific Films That Have Stayed With Them is here, 14 Bollywood Songs We Played in Non-stop Loop Is here, and 16 film buffs on 16 most memorable scenes of the year is here.

This one is on posters. So what is a film poster suppose to do? With so much hype around the release of first look of any film, it’s your first pitch for the audience. It might not make or break your film but it surely starts setting the mood for the film. But do they always tell what the film is all about? A good film poster is a rare thing. And recycling is the funda of the game (we recycled this para too). Click here to read an interesting piece – thirteen movie poster trends that are here to stay and what they say about their movies. And if you heart posters like we do, here‘s another interesting site for minimal movie posters.

We were trying to make at least a dozen honest movie posters. But thanks to computer crash and last minute ditch by another contributor, Varun Grover and Rakhi managed to make only these six. Enjoy. Do share if you have made any.

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Chennai Express


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