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February 14, 2006


zinda vs oldboy

there is just no comparison.zinda was a shitpile.
first of all, it was a bad idea to even think about
remaking it in bollywood.the censor board would have
thrown a collective fit in seeing the final product.who
would be allowing incest at so many levels seep into a
bollywood movie.alright, so they made an attempt to
indianise it, but wtf did they do to the screenplay ?
the director had molested the concept.
* spoiler alert *
the whole captivity of sanjay dutt was not at all
emphasised on.It should have driven the whole movie.
the emotions were pouring out of oh daesu character
in oldboy.you cant blame dutt for it, blame whoever
was the director.
* spoiler alert /*
daesu character was sexually deprived and you could
see how the screenplay drives the acting and vice versa.
but dutt character being an indian hero, cant run
behind women.the girl always has to run behind the
guy you see.ttherwise bollywood wouldnt accept it.
daesu character practises kung fu and boxing for
14 years and you could see a mix of anger, contemplation
and confidence out of him when he fights,but dutt on the
otherhand, is a typical indian hero who could sweep 50
men off the floor before the clock sweeps 5 arcminutes.
a typical indian movie climax and a typical indian
movie feel good twist make the moviegoer all nauseated
in the end in zinda.
the director had cut off all sexual emotions from
the storyline and hence deprived the movie of its
charisma in portraying the various human emotions of
oldboy.the camera work was all original and innovative
in oldboy,i felt atleast that could have been copied as is,
but that wasnt the case.the zinda grainy visuals were
soo irritating.to give zinda, the oldboy'ish look, the
story happens in bangkok.maaaaan,moviemaking doesnt
get worse than this.
if you want to watch zinda, watch oldboy first and
dont let zinda spoil oldboy for you.its like gajini spoiling
memento.

7 Comments:

At Wed Feb 15, 01:22:00 AM PST, Blogger gullu said...

haha.. dude we made McDonalds sell McAloo Tikki for indian crowd
no wonder we try to indianise such classics...
this was supposed to be 'off-beat' movie for the multiplex crowd...and i think half the crowd wont even know its a flick from hollywood...so in that aspect the film scores...it atleast came out of the running around trees formula..i think that should be appreciated

 
At Wed Feb 15, 02:09:00 AM PST, Blogger phreakv6 said...

the fact is.. they picked the wrong movie to copy.. there are so many hollywood movies that would fit with the indian crowd.. why oldboy ?.. you gotta see it to know what kinda movie it is.. then when you compare you cant help but feel like murdering the director for screwing with the script so much..
it was like.. you have a beautiful colorful picture you want to copy.. remember school days ?.. trace paper.. pencil.. trace the outline and get the original picture.. they have tried something of that sort.. only they blotted the whole thing by accidently spilling ink on the drawn outline.. and
they thought that the indian crowd would
appreciate it as modern art.. yuck

 
At Wed Feb 15, 02:18:00 AM PST, Blogger Trauma Queen said...

know what i hate the most about this movie
(i havent seen it but still)

that TRAUMA these song "zinda hoon main"

oof its so annoying and besura...
besura means without any tune)

and there r these dumb bitches in my office who think it is groovy to play it on full blast in the office

sheesh!

'zinda nahin hoon main' (i'm anything but alive) after i hear that horrid song!

 
At Wed Feb 15, 02:19:00 AM PST, Blogger Trauma Queen said...

these song = theme song

typo!

 
At Wed Feb 15, 02:51:00 AM PST, Blogger phreakv6 said...

ya i hate that song too..
suththa abaswaram as they call in tamil..
u r a maami no.. u shud know it.
:)

 
At Wed Feb 15, 03:08:00 AM PST, Blogger gullu said...

"and they thought that the indian crowd would appreciate it as modern art"
haha times rated it 4/5..my point is theres no point comparing the two...its of no use
zinda according to market is a success...minting money...and bollywood wont stop with this...waiting for 'fight club' :)

and abt the song its a reflex action for me to change the channel if it comes during my channel surfing :))

 
At Fri Feb 17, 11:12:00 PM PST, Blogger Trauma Queen said...

no da i aint a maami
only a chitti :P
sometimes i am also chitty
cheb maami sang with sting

 

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