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Dombivili Fast (2005 - Marathi) and Fallling Down (1993 - English)

27 Dec, 2011 | Inspired Movies (Alphabetical) / D

A film directed by Nishikant Kamat revolving around a frustrated honest man who takes on to the path of violence against the corrupt people around him is a fine attempt by the makers made a few years back. As their contribution towards forming a better society, the team surely comes up with a film which rightly portrays the sad state of the nation where the powerful keeps exploiting the silent public and no one even cares to raise a voice.

In its powerful screenplay, the central character Madhav Apte (played by Sandeep Kulkarni), after getting depressed by all the wrong things happening around him, starts his own violent campaign against corruption, despite of having a small family at home waiting for him. The film also won several prestigious awards including The NATIONAL AWARD for the BEST MARTHI FILM in 1996 because of its relevant subject, brilliant treatment and great performances.
So, as I finished watching the movie, I was pretty much impressed by the film as well its director for its well balanced take on the questionable society around. But the impression was really ruined over when I came to know about another movie made in 1993 called FALLING DOWN directed by Joel Schumacher in which Michael Douglas plays a similar character revolting against the society around him after getting betrayed from all sides. Both the films also have a sincere Police angle too in which the officials keep following the man and then reach the same conclusion in the end.
Hence once again it was just a good inspired version with us called DOMBIVILI FAST (2005) which went on to win several awards for its well thought of, fabulous content which in fact was all taken from a foreign film FALLING DOWN (1993). No doubt, the Marathi version is a well made film which can even be termed as a Better Inspired take from the Original. But still by only changing a Base-Ball bat with a Cricket one doesn’t give you the freedom to call it your own.

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27 Dec 2011 / Comment ( 2 )

I previously posted one comment on one of your post about the munna bhai mbbs inspiration factor, I think the idea was taken from threes company sitcom

Bobby Sing

It is possible Chandan, as admitedly Hirani said that he took ideas from so many sources.

However I will still chek on to this info surely.


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