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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. From 2016, script of Neerja is here, Kapoor & Sons is here, Pink is here and Raman Raghav 2.0 is here. And sharing Udta Punjab in this post.

udta-punjab

Abhishek Chaubey’s Udta Punjab was easily one of the best films of the year. It captured the wide spectrum of the dark and depressing world of Punjab’s drug scene. The script written by Sudip Sharma and Abhishek Chaubey didn’t pass any judgements on the scenario of the characters but made them humane by looking deep into their environment. And yet, they smartly packaged it well to keep it in the space of mainstream bollywood.

Happy  reading!

Film : Udta Punjab

Director : Abhishek Chaubey

Written by :  Sudip Sharma & Abhishek Chaubey

 

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. From 2016, script of Neerja is here, Kapoor & Sons is here, and Pink is here.

raman-raghav

 

After the disaster of Bombay Velvet, Anurag Kashyap was back in form with this quickie, Raman Raghav 2.0. The film had everything that Kashyap excels in – a smart title, black humour in abundance, terrific atmosphere, quirky characters and punchy dialogues.  Inspired by the true story of Raman Raghav, Vasan and Anurag’s screenplay, which was divided into chapters, was one of the smartest spin of the year.

Happy reading!

(Please do note that this is not the final shooting draft of the film. This is the script of the international version of the film, the one which played with the title, Psycho Raman.  We thought this will be a good learning exercise – to compare the notes between this draft version and the film we have seen)

Film : Raman Raghav 2.0

Director : Anurag Kashyap

Written by : Vasan Bala and Anurag Kashyap

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. From 2016, script of Neerja is here and Kapoor & Sons is here. Here’s the script of Pink.

pink

In bollywood trade terms, this was not a pre-release or weekend-numbers film. The title was Pink and the poster had three actresses who are really not big names. But apart from turning out to be one of the most profitable films of the year and receiving universal critical acclaim, it also gave us this year’s most powerful cinema slogan – No means no. Ritesh Shah’s writing and Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury’s direction made sure that the audience remained glued to the screen.

Happy reading!

(Please do note that this is not the final shooting draft of the film. Some dialogues were changed during the shoot. But we thought this will be a good learning exercise – to compare the notes between the film and the script)

 

Film : Pink

Director : Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury

Story : Shoojit Sircar, Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, Ritesh Shah

Screenplay & Dialogues : Ritesh Shah

 

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. For this year, so far we have posted the script of Neerja. And here’s the script of Kapoor & Sons.

kapoor-sons

Shakun Batra’s Kapoor & Sons was not just commercially successful and critically acclaimed, but it scored a rare achievement. His sophomore feature better was than his assured debut, Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu. Most filmmakers in bollywood falter after making an impressive debut.  What’s also praiseworthy is the way the film presented its stars and characters. A leading character in mainstream bollywood film was gay without being caricatured and a leading star was seen in a supporting role.  No wonder that this film is in everyone’s list of top films of the year.

Film : Kapoor & Sons

Director : Shakun Batra

Written by :  Ayesha DeVitre and Shakun Batra
(Shoot draft – July 2015)

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.

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

Lootera

The man behind one of the best debuts films in recent times Udaan, Vikramaditya Motwane is back with a new film titled Lootera starring Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha. And as the latest trend in bollywood goes, the first look of the film is just a teaser and not the full trailer.

The teaser doesn’t tell you much about the film but just gives you a sense of the place and the mood of the film. But close your eyes and watch the teaser again – i think it’s the music. Old world charm, silent glances, character introductions and then those last 30 seconds where it kicks in – snow, gun, letters, light, fire and dhickiyoon, credits and the hero limping on snow! Now, give me the full trailer.

This completely stands out from the garbage that Bollywood is churning out these days. There’s so much silence, and most importantly, there’s NO FUCKING TEXT on screen to explain it. But this also seems to be from school of Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Just hope that it’s less grand, less manipulative and more intimate.

The credit list seems to be the same as that of Udaan. DoP is Mahendra Shetty. Screenplay by Vikramaditya Motwane and Bhavani Iyer. Dialogues – Anurag Kashyap. Music – Amit Trivedi. Lyrics – Amitabh Bhattacharya.

Though the makers have been saying it publicly that it’s inspired/based on O Henry’s short The Last Leaf, why isn’t it mentioned in the credit plate?

Few months back, Dev Benegal posted the script of his film Road, Movie on his website. But if you missed it, we are posting it here again. Simply because we try to gather and post as many hindi film scripts as we can and all at one place. The screenplay of the film was selected for the L’Atelier section at the Cannes Film Festival 2006. ( Click here to read his interview on the same)

I didn’t like the film much. Thought it was pure desi exotica for the west but it had lot of interesting stuff. But whether you like a film or not, reading a script is always going to help. So, here you go – download and happy reading.

Courtesy – Dev Benegal