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Ek Ruka Hua Faisla (1986) / 12 Angry Men (1957) - (Movies To See Before You Die - Court Room Drama)

27 Jan, 2008 | Movies To See Before You Die / Court Room / Inspired Movies (Alphabetical) / E

Ek Ruka Hua Faisla - Bobby Talks Cinema.com

Two films from the past, one original and other its version, but both are the masterpieces delivered by their respected directors. Though, the Indian version “Ek Ruka Hua Faisla” is an unaccepted adaptation of the original english black & white classic “12 Angry Men”, still I consider the realistic acting by the 12 Indian Actors, a step ahead of all the 12 Angry English Men.
Specially the class act by two Kapoors, Anu Kapoor and Pankaj Kapoor who played the old men in the jury, when actually both were very young and new at that time of their career. Both the movies are without any songs and with only 12 characters talking in a closed room. And both “12 Angry Men” & “Ek Ruka Hua Faisla” surely deserve to be in the collection of quality cinema lovers all over the world. In the English version Henry Fonda deserves a special mention for his strong acting skills and superb performance.
I strongly recommend you should see both the versions together at one go. And at the same time I also feel that the Indian filmmakers should have announced it as an official version of the original. Because the moment you come to know that it is an adaptation, it affects all the respect you had for the Indian writer & director.
Directed By (Ek Ruka Hua Faisla) Basu Chatterjee, (12 Angry Men) Sidney Lumet
Starring : (ERHF) Pankaj Kapoor, Anu Kapoor, S. M. Zaheer & More (12AM) Henry Fonda & Others

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27 Jan 2008 / Comments ( 4 )
Jasmeet Singh

I saw the Hindi version (Ek Ruka Huya Faisla) yesterday.
Its a masterpiece in direction, dialogues and acting.
All the characters symbolize different aspects of humans.
Great Movie..
Hats off to everyone who had a hand in making this movie..


Bobby Sing

Hi Jasmeet,
Yes its a masterpiece and deserve all the praises for the team.
However the moment I came to know about its copied status, I lost a lot of respect for its director for not disclosing it openly.
And all that lost respect was added on for the actors.



Jayesh Bhuriya

Hi Bobby,
" Ek Ruka Hua Faisla " also here in this section,in my previous comments unkowingly suggested this movie . I m really very happy that my favourite film on court room case present here so thanks to u !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bobby Sing

Hi Jayesh,
The pleasure is all mine and thanks to you too for visiting here and appreciating the honest attempt.
Keep visiting.

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