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Dasvidaniya (2008) & it's overused theme
18 Apr, 2009 | Inspired Movies (Alphabetical) / D

The theme of a dying person trying to live his last days in full spirits has been used many times before in both Indian & Western Cinema. It was there in Akira Kurosawa’s “Ikiru”, in Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s “Anand", “Mili” and in few more too.

“Dasvidaniya” also uses the same plot with Vinay Pathak playing the suffering soul, who makes a complete list of “Things to Do” before he dies. The idea of the List is highly inspired from the 2007 released “The Bucket List” featuring Jack Nicholson & Morgan Freeman. Interestingly even the paper used to write down the wishes is also of yellow color in both the movies.
There is also another movie made on the similar theme of making things to do list before dying and that’s “My Life Without Me” which was released in 2003.
However, the best scene of the movie is, when Vinay confesses his love to Neha in a mute way standing in the rain. Though the sequence is brilliantly executed but sadly it is all inspired from a similar scene in “Love Actually” (2003). There also the guy expresses his love to a girl on the Christmas Eve, at her doorstep, without speaking a single word, only with his actions.

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