A warm welcome to all friends visiting the site with a loving invitation to read my personal expressions on movies, music, poetry and life.

Music and Movies are like Ears and Eyes to me and if you also feel the same, then you are going to enjoy every moment spent on my works here, for sure.

Do send in your valuable comments and suggestions as they would be my guide for all the future works.

ENJOY!

ANAARKALI OF AARAH - You praised Amitabh teaching the meaning of a woman's NO in the court, now praise Swara doing the same in a differently authentic manner. (Review By Bobby Sing).

PHILLAURI - It's a confusingly conceived Punjabi film made in Hindi, based on an interesting but inspired idea with the only merit being its emotional climax. (Review By Bobby Sing).

TRAPPED - Post an unconvincing start, it fairly keeps you engaged as a praise-worthy off-beat attempt featuring an impressive solo act and some notable merits. (Review By Bobby Sing).

This Friday's One Line Reviews by Bobby Sing for making your weekend movie plans..

KONG SKULL ISLAND (English) - Though lacks an emotional pull and the original charm, it's still an incredibly made entertaining comic-book adventure to be experienced in a well-equipped theater. (Review by Bobby Sing).

BADRINATH KI DULHANIA - A unique case of the makers returning with the same lead pair, a similar title, identical looks and the same old premise of a wedding, mocking at the viewers patience & choice. (Review by Bobby Sing).

LION (English/2016) - An emotionally uplifting film which once again depicts INDIA in a bad light and we know the westerners do have a fascination for such dark representation of our country since decades. (Review by Bobby Sing).

ANUPAMA (1967) - Its touching emotional climax and DDLJ - By Bobby Sing.

COMMANDO 2 - Focusing on suspense instead of action, Vidyut gets no support in this poor and so casually conceived film unfortunately. (Review By Bobby Sing).

LOGAN (English/Hindi) - You will make faces, tighten your fists and do several things going through this brutal, cold blooded must watch thriller for sure. (Review by Bobby Sing).

 
 
  Directors I Love  
  Alfred Hitchcock  
  Mehboob Khan  
  Woody Allen  
  Akira Kurosawa  
  Basu Chatterjee  
  Bimal Roy  
  Charlie Chaplin  
  Chetan Anand  
  Govind Nihalani  
  Gulzar  
  Guru Dutt  
  Hrishikesh Mukherjee  
  Kamal Hassan  
  Ketan Mehta  
  Mrinal Sen  
  Quentin Tarantino  
  Raj Kapoor  
  Richard Attenborough  
  Sai Pranjpe  
  Satyajit Ray  
  Shyam Benegal  
  Steven Spielberg  
  Vijay Anand  
  Ram Gopal Verma  
  Ashutosh Gowariker  
  Mani Ratnam  
  Aleksandr Petrov  
  Saeed Akhtar Mirza  
  Shekhar Kapoor  
  Yash Chopra  
  Frank Capra  
  V. Shantaram  
  Billy Wilder  
  Rajkumar Hirani  
  Vishal Bhardwaj  
  Tigmanshu Dhulia  
  Dibaker Banerjee  
  Rajkumar Santoshi  
  Majid Majidi  
  Ritwik Ghatak  
  Clint Eastwood  
  Prakash Mehra  
  Manmohan Desai  
  Shoaib Mansoor  
  Anurag Kashyap  
  S. S. Rajamouli  
  B. R. Chopra  
  Stanley Kubrick  
 
  Also Active at  
  Gurmat Darshan.com  
  At Youtube.com  
  At Wordpress.com  
  At Facebook  
  At Twitter  
 
 
 
FROM THE GOOD
OLD DAYS
 March 2017 (10)
 February 2017 (6)
 January 2017 (14)
 December 2016 (12)
 November 2016 (11)
 October 2016 (15)
 September 2016 (10)
 August 2016 (12)
 July 2016 (12)
 June 2016 (16)
 May 2016 (14)
 April 2016 (17)
 March 2016 (10)
 February 2016 (10)
 January 2016 (9)
 December 2015 (11)
 November 2015 (10)
 October 2015 (10)
 September 2015 (11)
 August 2015 (12)
 July 2015 (15)
 June 2015 (10)
 May 2015 (15)
 April 2015 (16)
 March 2015 (12)
 February 2015 (10)
 January 2015 (14)
 December 2014 (11)
 November 2014 (10)
 October 2014 (10)
 September 2014 (12)
 August 2014 (12)
 July 2014 (21)
 June 2014 (23)
 May 2014 (24)
 April 2014 (23)
 March 2014 (21)
 February 2014 (26)
 January 2014 (28)
 December 2013 (10)
 November 2013 (14)
 October 2013 (16)
 September 2013 (14)
 August 2013 (14)
 July 2013 (12)
 June 2013 (11)
 May 2013 (23)
 April 2013 (10)
 March 2013 (14)
 February 2013 (14)
 January 2013 (15)
 December 2012 (18)
 November 2012 (14)
 October 2012 (15)
 September 2012 (14)
 August 2012 (15)
 July 2012 (12)
 June 2012 (14)
 May 2012 (16)
 April 2012 (15)
 March 2012 (10)
 February 2012 (11)
 January 2012 (11)
 December 2011 (10)
 November 2011 (11)
 October 2011 (15)
 September 2011 (10)
 August 2011 (11)
 July 2011 (11)
 June 2011 (13)
 May 2011 (16)
 April 2011 (14)
 March 2011 (11)
 February 2011 (10)
 January 2011 (12)
 December 2010 (10)
 November 2010 (12)
 October 2010 (11)
 September 2010 (11)
 August 2010 (12)
 July 2010 (12)
 June 2010 (11)
 May 2010 (14)
 April 2010 (15)
 March 2010 (14)
 February 2010 (12)
 January 2010 (15)
 December 2009 (12)
 November 2009 (14)
 October 2009 (15)
 September 2009 (18)
 August 2009 (14)
 July 2009 (16)
 June 2009 (18)
 May 2009 (16)
 April 2009 (18)
 March 2009 (20)
 February 2009 (19)
 January 2009 (20)
 December 2008 (20)
 November 2008 (17)
 October 2008 (21)
 September 2008 (19)
 August 2008 (22)
 July 2008 (23)
 June 2008 (21)
 May 2008 (25)
 April 2008 (22)
 March 2008 (25)
 February 2008 (22)
 January 2008 (22)
 December 2007 (24)
 November 2007 (22)
 October 2007 (22)
 
 
 
 
 
March 30, 2017 Thursday     
Beginning with a DISCLAIMER, clearing the doubts one might have reading the heading of this write-up posted on 13th April 2016, this is not about any claim or ownership or controversy related with any other person’s creative work, script or film as such. But this is just about my personal bitter experience in the field that I wish to share with all the friends of BTC without any kind of motive or venom against any person in particular.
In the first quarter of 2013, I got associated with an upcoming friendly production company willing to venture into Punjabi cinema inspired by two huge successes of those times shocking even the experienced trade pundits. Looking at the infectious enthusiasm of the team, I shared with them a detailed working storyline (without dialogues), revolving around two similar looking characters of Punjab (a double role) to be played by a reputed name of the Punjabi film industry. One of these characters in the script was supposed to be a known Pollywood Superstar and the other a simple, hard-working farmer living in the interiors of Punjab (with a similar face).
The story had a comic-cum-thriller feel with the farmer reaching the city and then kidnapping the tantrum throwing STAR, replacing him in all his ongoing shoots surprising every single person on the sets right from the spot boy to the director. Full of many funny as well as thought provoking sequences related with the film industry, the finale had the farmer accepting his crime on the stage of a big Pollywood Award Night revealing the hidden reality behind the people whom we consider to be our inspirational idols for life. The story did have an important message too along with all other essential elements of comedy, action and drama required in a Punjabi film. But it somehow couldn’t reach either the producers or the ‘big star’ hearing it attentively and they were unable to see the novelty behind the idea of a look-alike common man replacing a huge film icon.
A few among the chosen listeners of the narration also made fun of the idea labeling it as something weird or highly unconvincing for the viewers of Punjabi Cinema. And according to one, they would never accept a common man challenging a big star like this causing him a major trouble. So the story got rejected out rightly and nobody talked about it post the meeting considering it as a dropped case. But personally I did have a lot of faith in the idea and therefore went ahead and got it registered in my name with the FILM WRITER’S ASSOCIATION MUMBAI dated 3rd May 2013 with the tentative title DOUBLE TROUBLE. 
Interestingly the same title was chosen by Subhash Ghai’s production house for their Punjabi film based on Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors” featuring both Gippy Grewal and Dharmendra in double roles. But they later kept it as “DOUBLE DI TROUBLE” instead of just “DOUBLE TROUBLE” as its usually done in the trade.
Coming back to the basic theme of this write-up, I had almost forgotten the rejection post 2013 and had begun working on some other projects including the second volume of my book as promised. But then came the teaser trailer of Shah Rukh Khan’s FAN just a few months back. And the moment I saw it, I felt hugely satisfied and doubly confident, as I was not wrong working on that particular idea of a big star and his look alike creating some major troubles for his icon.
The news of FAN revolving around the same basic idea I once narrated to few people, was a big confidence-booster for me to be honest. But then I gradually got hold of my nerves and calmly conveyed the inner feelings to the same producer friends, who sportingly admitted and realized the similarities too exhibiting a newly acquired mature outlook beyond my expectations.
Now, you must be thinking that if it’s really the same theme used in FAN, then why I am not interested in raising an issue and getting some instant eyeballs on the social networks. The question is indeed a valid one, but with all humility, no voice or issue can be raised of any sort, because here we are just talking about the basic similar idea revolving around a look-alike film star and his obsessive fan, but nothing else.
Plus more importantly this is not anything highly unique or original that has never been used by anyone else before in either Hindi or English films in the last many decades (discussed in my next article in details mentioning all inspirational sources). So unless one has everything scene to scene lifted from his already registered script (much before the film’s making) as it is, there can be no claim made by any writer whatsoever.
But having said that, it indeed gives me a great amount of creative satisfaction thinking about the scenario that when everyone was literally laughing on my story-idea presented in a sitting held in 2013. The same basic thought was being worked upon in Mumbai for the next SRK Film by the big thinking minds of the Industry realizing the potential in it.
So instead of anything negative, I would love to see a positive light in the experience infusing a new strength into my writings with.......
HIS BLESSINGS
(The detailed inspirational sources list of similar concepts like FAN coming tomorrow including the ones I got my inspirations from)
So Stay tuned.
Tags : Beginning with a DISCLAIMER, clearing the doubts one might have reading the heading of this write-up posted on 13th April 2016, this is not about any claim or ownership or controversy related with any other person’s creative work, script or film as such. But this is just about my personal bitter experience in the field that I wish to share with all the friends of BTC without any kind of motive or venom against any person in particular.
 
 
13 April 2016 / bobbysing /
leave a comment
 
 
8 Responses to “How they made fun of my Punjabi film script in 2013 and then had to eat their words in 2016 post Shah Rukh's FAN - A personal sharing by Bobby Sing”
A Desai   
submitted on 14 April 2016
Wow! How wonderful to know about it.

Thanks for sharing Bobby!
bobbysing
submitted on 16 April 2016

Thanks for the valuable support and appreciation Abel brother.
HIS BLESSINGS

Shubham   
submitted on 30 April 2016
Sometimes I feel that understanding someone's creative idea is not everyone's "cup of tea".
bobbysing
submitted on 09 June 2016

It isn't Shubham, particularly in the medium of cinema where the writer and the director need to be always on the same page.
Otherwise you would never get on screen what was actually penned on the paper.

Cheers!

Arun Kumar   
submitted on 10 September 2016
Please provide link of the article mentioned in the post.
bobbysing
submitted on 25 September 2016

Hi Arun,
Here is the link to the article about all films having the related or similar themes like FAN.

http://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=postid041416011801

Cheers!

Arun Kumar   
submitted on 10 September 2016
I think Kamal Hasanji's Mayor Saab can also be considered on the same line. As far as I remember I read somewhere in late 80s that he was planning a film in Tamil where he was supposed to pay twin roles. One that of a superstar and another that of a common man. Film was about the comic situations and thrills when both the men change their positions. I do not know whether it was made or not as in those there was no way to follow these kinds of stories as internet was not available in those days and only source of knowledge was print where you could not search news or information of your choice.
bobbysing
submitted on 25 September 2016

Dear Arun,
Regarding MAYOR SAAB, its not that every film with a double role like Ram Aur Shyam and more can be included in this list. However the idea Kamal was working on is quite the same but I don't have the precise info of any film made on the subject sharing it honestly.

Still it was great to know that even Kamal Hassan had a similar thought in mind.

Thanks for writing in and Keep Visiting,
Cheers!
 

Leave A Reply
Name
E-mail (will not be published)
Website
verification image, type it in the box Enter Verification Code
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
Reviews in All (929)

 
 
 
Inspired Hindi Movies
Alphabetical
List (511)
 
 
 
 
Articles on Music,
Poetry & Life (96)
Did You Know! (88)
Few Life Inspiring Words! (22)
Nostalgia (Books on Cinema,Vintage Magazines, Scans & more) (28)
 
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
 
 
   
 
   SEARCH
 
 
 
 
   
 
   
 
Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape
Google Analytics Alternative
 
 
 
The site is a collection of personal expressions of the writer to share his own views on different mediums of art, with no intention of hurting any person or organisation in particular. The site is also not responsible for any inappropriate acts practiced by the third party links added here only for information purposes.
   Visit bobbytalkscinema.com for Bollywood Movie Reviews, Inspired Cinema, Movies To See Before You Die, Amazing Bollywood Facts, Articles On Cinema, Music, Poetry & Life
 
Site Best View At 1024 X 768 Resolution & Above