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Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015) and Sooraj R. Barjatya's fascination with old Rajshri films.

13 Dec, 2015 | Articles on Cinema

Taking a quick glance at the directorial ventures of Sooraj R. Barjatya one cannot overlook the fact that the renowned director does have some kind of fascination with the already used story-plots in the earlier hits of Rajshri productions, which might be as a tribute towards his golden legacy.
Stating the key names, Sooraj’s mega hit movie Hum Aapke Hain Kaun (1994) had the same basic storyline as in Nadiya Ke Paar (1982), his Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon (2003) had its clear references taken from Chitchor (1976) and his written film Ek Vivaah Aisa Bhi (2008) had its straight inspirations coming from Tapasya (1976).
So looking at this noticeable pattern, one wonders if his latest Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015) also has some kind of interesting link with any of Rajshri’s forgotten ventures?
Rakta BandhanThe answer surprisingly is in the affirmative (in just conceptual terms) as there does exists a Rajshri film made on the same old, overused plot of two heroes with the similar looks replacing each other leading to the predictable drama. And the film is Rakta Bandhan released in 1984 featuring Mithun Chakraborty playing the twin role of a simple villager and a dacoit to be differentiated with their thick and thin moustachesas per the subject’s requirement.
Hence considering the major similarity in its basic theme, Sooraj’s continues paying a humble tribute to the reputed Rajshri banner with his Prem Ratan Dhan Payo too as a true successor.
(With thanks to Neel Trivedi for reminding me about the forgotten film in his valuable comment.)
This article of BTC was published at IBNlive.com on 11th December 2015 with the heading :
Is Sooraj Barjatya's 'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo' similar to an old Rajshri film featuring Mithun Chakraborty? – by Bobby Sing

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13 Dec 2015 / Comment ( 2 )
Neel Trivedi
Hey Bobby,

Nice little tidbit, now how about a little credit to me for leaving the comment on your movie review of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo which probably inspired you to write the article on IBNlive?

Lol! :)
Bobby Sing

Oh Yes, The credit surely goes to you and sorry for not mentioning, which I did have in mind but somehow missed it.
So its right there now with all due respect and apologies.
Please check and keep writing in.

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