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How is that  ? Cool or Daddy Cool ? Actually the news made us happy, damn happy. Well, check out this trailer of the film Daddy Cool. Its produced by Indra Kumar and his partner Ashok Thakeria.

Those have seen the film ‘Death at a funeral’, can easily guess that its a straight lift. And those of you havent seen the film, here is the synopsis of Daddy Cool.

daddy koolSo, what can happen at a funeral? Even, if it’s the funeral of Daddy Cool Douglas Lazarus? It’s in Goa, tears, sad speeches, melancholia… right? Wrong! When… The coffin makers deliver the wrong body.

Good Son Steven Lazarus (Suniel Shetty), an aspiring writer tries to give his father a decent funeral by delivering a eulogy…that includes a description of the rivers of Goa. Having flown in first class younger brother Brian (Ashish Chowdhry), suave, successful and much admired writer from Mumbai, not ready to share responsibility for his mother, saying “He barely has money to support himself and his dogs.” A rather “comfortable” estate agent Pinto (Vijay Patkar) tries to close a house deal for Nancy (Aarti Chabria) Steven’s wife who is trying to get away from her mother-in-law Mrs. Lazarus (Suhasini Mulay) , who though just bereaved, lives up to her title admirably.

A prospective groom Michael (Aftab Shivdasani) to a cousin, Maria (Tulip Joshi), nervous about meeting father-in-law to be (Naseer Abdullah ) comes in completely spaced out because of a hallucinogenic drug given to him out of Maria’s junkie brother Harry’s (Chunky Pandey) bottle of “Relaxo.” A knife-wielding suspicious Jenny (Kim Sharma) finds her husband Carlos (Javed Jaffrey) pleading forgiveness from the red- hot model Ayesha (Sophie Chodhry). While the model, told to bestow her favours on a man in a black suit, in order to feature in an ad film, finds herself in a room full of potential employers.

A repulsive spit on hands and flick back hair, Roadside Romeo kind of aspiring boyfriend, Jim (Vrajesh Hirjee) thinks that even a funeral is an opportunity to impress Maria. A doddering old Uncle Murphy (Prem Chopra) in a wheelchair believes in practicing “rapchick” to get the girls…And then enters a “Blackmailer” Andrew (Rajpal Yadav) who has a scandalous secret about the deceased Douglas “Daddy Cool” Lazarus (Sharat Saxena).

So what does happen is complete melange of madness, chaos, and a laugh a minute! So is it a ‘fun’eral? Or should we say the fun is real?

death at a funeralDeath At A funeral’s story is exactly the same. Whats more, it has midget and copying the same idea they have casted Rajpal Yadav for the same. Great guts, we must say.

According to Mid-day, Indra Kumar had to pay two crore to the producers of Death At A funeral, in an out-of-court settlement. About two months back, the makers sent a legal notice to the Indra and his business partner Ashok Thakeria stating that if the need arose they’d take this matter to court or he should simply offer to buy the rights of the film. The two parties had a meeting last week and Indra and Ashok handed two crore check to them.

We love it! Now they should understand why writers need to be paid more, much more than just peanuts!

Plagiarism dope : Here is the new trick of bollywood directors/producers. They would copy the film first and then write a letter to the producer of the original film stating that they have made a film and have just discovered that the “idea” of their film sounds similar to the original one. Since there is no copyright on “idea”, the original producer gives a green signal to our chor filmmakers. UTV and Ravi Chopra did the same for Aamir and Banda Yeh Bindaas hai. The original ones are Cavite and My Cousin Vinny.  

We wonder if Karan Johar has bought the rights or just taken “idea” permission for remaking Stepmom ? As always, we will kep you posted.

Some quick bollywood updates of the day.

1. Aparna Sen’s long in the making Gulel may roll soon. Ranbir Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar have agreed to do the film. Ranbir came on board through Konkona Sen (Wake Up Sid ) and Farhan through Shabana.

2. Dostana’s sequel is on. And this time there is one more gay couple. Ritesh Deshmukh and Shreyas Talpade have been signed for the same. 

3. Richa Chaddha ( Dolly of Oye Lucky Lucky Oye) has finally got a film. She has signed Yunus Sejawal’s new film alongwith with Kay Kay Menon and Rajpal Yadav.

4. Chandrachur Singh is alive! Yes, the Maachis actor will soon be seen in a film titled Maruti Mera Dost. The film is by Chandrachur’s brother Abhimanyu Singh.

5. Nishikant Kamat is going back to his Julie ( he wrote the film) days. This time its not Julie, but John Abraham who will star in his film. UTV will  produce the film. Nishi earlier directed Dombivili Fast and Mumbai Meri Jaan. 

6. Shekhar Kapoor is still making Paani. And when he is not making it, he is going to be a judge on a reality show. India Got Talent, a new show on colours will have Shekhar Kapoor as one of the three judges. Known for his roving eyes, we are sure Shekhar will look out for some special talent.

7. More and more actors are saying no to Kunal Kapoor. Yes, its confirmed now. Imran Khan and Ranbir Kapoor also said no to him. Will Aditya Chopra save him finally?

8. Nikhil Advani is back from China and planning any African safari as indicated in the film Chandi Chowk to China.  This time he is not planning any big budget ambitious film. He is soon going to start a film titled Tanu Weds Manu starring  R Madhavana and Shahana Goswami. Update 11/05 – Nikhil Advani is not directing the film. It will be directed by Anand Rai (directed Strangers earlier).

9. More troubles for Ravi Chopra. After the plagiarism controversy came out, Big Picturs has made it clear that its not interested in buying Chopra’s Banda Yeh Bindaas Hai any more. They have even asked him to return the advance money.  The film is a copy of hollywood film My Cousin Vinny and the matter is in court. The complete dope on plagiarism story is here.

10. Roshan Abbas is soon going to make his debut as a director. Shah Rukh
Khan will produce his film. Whether he will star in it or not, its not clear yet.

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20th century Fox has sent a legal notice to B R Films ( Ravi Chopra) on plagiarism charges. For copying their film My Cousin Vinny and remaking it in hindi as Banda Yeh Bindaas Hai.

Ravi Chopra’s story – Since quite some time, Ravi Chopra has been telling everyone that they have officially bought the remake rights of the film My Cousin Vinny.

Real Dope – B R Films didnt buy the rights of My Cousin Vinny. They mailed the producers of the film stating that their film idea is similar to My Cousin Vinny. Everything else is different. Since there is no copyright on idea, 20th Century Fox asked Ravi Chopra to go ahead with his film.

20th Century Fox’s story – Now that the film is almost complete, the studio guys realised that its not only the idea but the film’s story is exactly the same as My Cousin Vinny.  Only few cosmetic changes have been made.

Where it stands – 2oth Century Fox has moved to Bombay High Court against B R Films. It has also sought Rs 7 crore as damages. Banda Yeh Bindaas Hai has Govinda, Tabu and Sushmita Sen in lead.

So, thats the real dope!

bandayehbindaashai220th Century Fox has sent a legal notice to producer-director Ravi Chopra for blatantly copying their film My Cousin Vinny. Chopra is the producer of the film Banda Yeh Bindaas Hai starring Govinda, Lara Dutta and Sushmita Sen. Its seems Banda Yeh Bindaas Hai is frame by frame copy of My Cousin Vinny and 20th Century Fox is asking for compensation of 7 crores.

According to Ravi Chopra, they already have the rights of the film and have everything in record. They will reply in a day or two. So, who is the Liar or is it just miscommunication ? Watch out this space. We will keep you updated. And copycats, BEWARE!