Monday, 4 January 2016

Hollywood bows down to Kerala!

Hollywood bows down to Kerala!

                     It is a known fact that Malayalam Cinema is respected across the world. It has national and international recognition be it for the flawless scripts or for the understated yet powerful acting skills of  famed artists who belong to this industry.


                   But not many of you would have realized that Hollywood is also indebted
to Malayalam Cinema. Ask me why? I hope you have seen Avatar. What is the story line? The hero goes in to an unknown territory, becomes friends with the people there and tricks them in to believing what he wants to say. A while later, he has a change of heart and he becomes part of people from this unknown territory leaving his bosses high and dry. Now go and watch the movie ‘Vietnam Colony’. And you tell me that the story line is different! Isn’t Vietnam Colony, Pandora? It is! All that is lacking is the blue beings of Pandora are not singing “Pathiravayi neram..panineerkulirambily…”


                Now you might brush it aside as a coincidence. Then what about the movie Judge? When I saw the trailer itself, I knew it is a rip off of Narasimham! What is the story line of Narasimham? “A judge who is known for his exemplary honesty and pristine career has a high achiever son. Once, the judge has to pass a judgment against his own son. This leads to them drifting apart. Then comes a time when the son has to rescue his dad from a sticky situation which leads to reconciliation” Now go and read the synopsis of Judge and you tell me that it is not inspired from Narasimham!

p.s. We malayalees are well-read and well-travelled enough to know that what is mentioned above is a long stretch of the imagination. But we are among those who like to laugh at ourselves ;)

3 comments:

  1. Good One Babu! :) I used to find the 'Pandora' lifted from 'Niyamgiri' hills in Odisha ,India , 'Na'vi' the 'Dongria Kondh' tribe and 'UnObtanium' the 'Bauxite' deposits there... But there was no analogy for the saviour 'Jake Sully' character, now we have our 'Mohanlal'! lol! :D

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  2. Good One Babu! :) I used to find the 'Pandora' lifted from 'Niyamgiri' hills in Odisha ,India , 'Na'vi' the 'Dongria Kondh' tribe and 'UnObtanium' the 'Bauxite' deposits there... But there was no analogy for the saviour 'Jake Sully' character, now we have our 'Mohanlal'! lol! :D

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  3. Arun, I have heard about the Vietnam colony similarity earlier also. Its the first time I am hearing about Judge. Let me watch the movie before coming to a conclusion.

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