Posts Tagged ‘Ram Madhvani’

As we have done in the past, this year too we are trying to source the scripts of some of the best bollywood 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.

To read the scripts of best bollywood films of last few years, click here. We are starting this year’s series with Ram Madhvani’s Neerja.


Not many remember that Neerja isn’t Ram Madhvani’s debut film. He made his debut in 2002 with a small underrated film, Let’s Talk. It’s good to have him back after more than a decade.

The film broke an important bollywood myth – a Hindi film with a solo heroine in the lead that can work wonders at the box office and can get critical acclaim too. Yes, it’s possible. And there is lot to learn from the film’s writing and direction. Ram’s direction and Saiwyn’s story/screenplay showed us how to build a 2-hour film revolving around a single incident. Everyone knew the story, the act of bravery, and even the climax. But still how do you hold audience’s attention? This one did the magic from the opening scene. Sanyuktha’s dialogues in just one monologue (by Shabana) showed us the power of the words that made us reach for the tissues. So here it is, the script of Neerja.

Happy reading!

Film : Neerja

Director : Ram Madhvani

Story & Screenplay : Saiwyn Quadras

Dialogues : Sanyuktha Chawla Shaikh

In an interview to LA Times, Vidhu Vinod Chopra has revealed the plot of his new film Broken Horses. Its his first Hollywood film which he has been threatening to make for quite sometime. To quote from the feature…..

His English-language directorial debut about two brothers, one a violinist in New York, the other a hired gun, set against the drug war on the U.S.-Mexico border.

As Chopra points out, “there is nothing Indian about the movie except the director. The heart of the movie is the relationship between these two brothers, but within that is a story about how we destroy what we love. It’s about the choices we make in life.”

This sounds exactly like Vishal Bhardwaj’s Kaminey! Ok, not exactly but lot of similarities. Two brothers (Ok, not twins), there is gun, there is violin (not guitar), drug and war too! How we destroy what we love ? Its about the choices we make in life ? We might be reading too much between the lines and the words but doesnt it all sound like Guddu & Charlie’s world.

Ofourse everything else will be different. But we could not resist connecting the dots. Its written by Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Abhijaat Joshi and Jason Richman is the script consultant ( Swing Vote, Bangkok Dangerous). To give you the mood & feel of the film, VVC has already cut a trailer from the recce footage. Go to , click on the pic of Broken Horses and select trailer.

And to read the complete feature published in LA Times, click here. In a separate interview to Hindustan Times, he has clarified that 64 Squares and his ambitious project Talisman to be directed by Ram Madhvani is NOT happening. Other two projects, Ferrari Ki Sawaari to be directed by Rajesh Mapuskar and Paachisvi Saalgirah are in development. Click here to read the full interview.