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Black & White (2008) & The Devil's Own (1997)

04 Oct, 2008 | Inspired Movies (Alphabetical) / B

As the end credits role, I am left surprised why the filmmakers keep on using the same plot again & again even when they know that it has been already exploited before by others in the industry umpteen times. We have all seen the plot of “Inviting a new person to live in your house who in disguise is a terrorist and a suicide bomber” used many times before also. The main source behind the inspiration is “The Devil’s Own” which came in 1997 starring Harrison Ford as the house owner & Brad Pitt as the guest.

It was followed by Raj Kanwar’s “Baadal” released in 2000, in which Amrish Puri played the host and Bobby Deol was the terrorist. We also witnessed the similar kind of thing in the second half of Maniratnam’s “Dil Se” (1998) which had Manisha Koirala, staying in Shahrukh’s house. And now, it is again repeated by Subhash Ghai in his “Black & White”.

Interestingly we also have an inspired "Climax" too in the movie. You may recall the final moments in “Dil Se” and “Hu Tu Tu” where the suicide bomber is heading towards a national meeting place on 15th August or 26th January. It was sad to see the same also happening in Ghai’s latest offering too.

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