Posts Tagged ‘Badlapur’

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 of Hindi or Indian films. So that has been the primary reason for this initiative. And it has been possible only because some of the screenwriters and 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-commercial exercise.

In our “Best of 2015” series, earlier we shared the script of Neeraj Ghaywan’s MasaanMeghna Gulzar’s Talvar, Navdeep Singh’s NH10, Kanu Behl’s Titli and Sharat Katariya’s Dum Laga Ke Haisha. Badlapur was missing. So here it is.

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A Sriram Raghavan film always has a lot to offer. Sadly, his last few films received the critical acclaim but never got the box office numbers. This time, with Badlapur, he scored on both counts.

A revenge film unlike any, where the morality tables are turned, and you keep wondering with whom should your sympathy be. Aha, so delicious. Apologies for delay in posting this. And thanks to Sriram for making the script available. And before you start reading the script, here’s a small note from him about the draft –

Too many drafts to hunt from and sift through. Finally found one…still work in progress but there are couple of scenes that are different, or were written but never shot…etc etc. Some cringe lines which we later realized and so on. As always, the process is magical. (at least most of the times). Hope you have fun reading it.

Film : Badlapur

Director : Sriram Raghavan

Story : Story – Massimmo Carlotto

Screenplay and Dialogue – Sriram Raghavan, Arijit Biswas, Pooja Ladha Surti

Whenever there has been a film worth having a conversation, we have always tried to get the creative heads involved, and get them talking. We have been waiting for a long time to get Sriram Raghavan do the same. Finally, we got him for post-screening Q & A of Badlapur. Much thanks to Sriram, who not only obliged for it at a short notice, but he also got his co-writers Arijit Biswas and Pooja Ladha Surti for the discussion, whom we rarely get to hear.

Thanks to PVR Cinemas and Shiladitya Bora for the venue.

And a big thanks to Mihir Desai, Aniruddha Patankar & Anusha Singhania who recorded the entire event in poor light, edited it all, managed all the sound fuckups, and uploaded the videos for you all to see.

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