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Bollywood: A Tale of Two Posters

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 , , 25 Comments

Thank you for your kind response on my first of it's kind movie quiz- Seven

Here' (not another quiz but) a quick bite in to the poster of a much talked about movie this year- Ramleela.

The movie looks quite promising and the tailors are quite a sizzler full of Sanjay Leela Bhansali style backdrop, lavish set et cetera..

Here's a dekko at the poster from the movie-

Ram Leela




Awesome, passionate, intense touted to be the most violent movie of the film maker....Err, Ahem, does this poster rings a bell? reminds you of something?

Let me give you some hints...

Red, Auburn color....The lead actress hanging in arms of the lead actor, Actor in White shirt, Actress in semi clad dress running over her shoulders, The pose- a little bend it like...

Have you seen it somewhere?

May be here?
Gone With the Wind

So, can you notice the similarities pl? Is it a co incidence or mere flattery? (After all they say- imitation is a great form of flattery! 

Rip off from the Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh classic- Gone with the wind. Frankly my dear, do you give a damn? I do as it was one of my all time favorite films ever made :)

Ab yeh Ramleela hai ya inspired Bhansali-leela, we will know post the release of this movie. Just hoping the movie is not a rip off of this classic.

Controversy' child: But off course, Rumors of affairs between lead stars- Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh ( conveniently before the release of film) notwithstanding, the movie has also been booked for promoting religious enimity, obscenity in Jaipur and Allahabad courts.

What's your verdict? Will this movie be a raging hit or another prestigious, ambitious yet a damp squid?
Let me know at your views below :)

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25 comments:

  1. Finally I figured out what that poster was reminding me of, thanks for pointing it out :D

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  2. I hope the movie does well. Good or bad is subjective, but SLB does make the most artistic and unique films in Bollywood. No one in the industry experiments with the look of his stars and sets like he does.

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    1. Yup. #TrueThat... HIs movies indeed has that charm n charisma!

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  3. I guess movie posters have always been inspired by something or the other.

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    1. Not really..there are few which were genuine n unique. Even if they are, someone has to be original to beget more inspirations :)

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  4. Nice Ekta to point out the similarities, bollywood has always been a copy cat and this is the latest instance

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  5. I like Deepika Padukone. She has come a long way as a star. But sadly Ranvir Singh never appealed to me. Lately SLB has not been giving great movies. So I am not sure how this is going to turn out. This movie will be important to both Ranvir and Sanjay. Guess Deepika has already hogged the number 1 position. So she is safe anyways. I am not looking forward to this flick anyways.

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    1. Hmmm I too do not like Ranvir Singh much...Feel he is over rated incl his last movie Lootere where I thought he could have been better. Another over rated actor who needs to work a little more on his present-ability.

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  6. I like Deepika Padukone. She has come a long way as a star. But sadly Ranvir Singh never appealed to me. Lately SLB has not been giving great movies. So I am not sure how this is going to turn out. This movie will be important to both Ranvir and Sanjay. Guess Deepika has already hogged the number 1 position. So she is safe anyways. I am not looking forward to this flick anyways.

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  7. I hope this film mark the comeback of SLB and do not turn out to be a commercial fiesta, in that case, it would be tragic that a director who started with films like Khamoshi and Hum Dil De chuke Sanam have to do commercialism in order to make money..

    About the post,

    Lovely, the fear is in my mind as well, I don't want it to be a "GWTW" ripoff...This post reminded me of some more posters that were copied from successful English films, I will write a post about them and will surely mention you for the idea you started..

    thanks for the post Ekta...!!

    Amrit
    http://thoughtsaboveall.blogspot.in

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    1. True that.

      Besides, Salman never looked as good ever as he did in his movies. Awaiting your poster's idea, pl do share. Welcome to my blog :)

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  8. gone with the wind is such a awesome movie ! well recollected and what a sharp mind you have got !

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  9. I wish they become original someday. They used to be decades back

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    1. Yes and they are re making those decade old movies and still failing to create magic.

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  10. Had a hearty laugh at your last lines predictions in store !

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    1. :)
      I am actually looking forward to watch this film as I am Bhansali fan and watch all of his movies. This should be good too.

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  11. wow!...great observation I must say.
    Incidentally, I have written a review on ramleela. http://rachnagreviews.blogspot.in/2013/11/Goliyon-Ki-Rasleela-Ram-Leela-Movie-Review.html

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    1. Thanks Rachna. I read your post too and must say that I agree with it. Yes it looked more of a "soft porn" rather emotional connect between the two lead stars.

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