A. K. 47 is an Indian Kannada-language action film, directed by Om Prakash Rao, starring Shiva Rajkumar, Chandni, Om Puri and Girish Karnad in pivotal roles. The music was scored by Hamsalekha. The film was simultaneously made in Telugu with the same name, starring Saikumar, with most of the cast and crew (except Saikumar) retained from the Kannada version. This film was remade in Hindi with the same title starring Kannada actor Aditya in his acting debut. The movie is said to be the first Kannada movie to collect 2 crores (gross) in the first week of its release. It went become cult classic of all time This was the first movie to use DTS (sound system) in Kannada film industry.
As the movie progresses, it is revealed that Arun and Imran are, in fact, agents of Dawood deployed to assassinate Yashwant Sinha. They devised a plan and mounted a bomb in the underground drainage. Raam's family suspected nothing of it. As Yashwant Sinha was returning home after his work, the criminal duo triggered the bomb, killing him instantly. Raam, who was talking to his neighbor Tulasi, was shocked and found the bombers fleeing. He tried to catch them, but failed.
It successfully completed 175 days in many centers of Karnataka and became a career highlight for actor Shivarajkumar. This movie's credit goes to Shivarajkumar, Ramu, Om Prakash Rao, Hamsalekha and writers duo M. S. Ramesh and R. Rajshekhar. Half of the film has Hindi dialogue. Om Puri's Hindi punch dialogues got good appreciation. Ex: "Mera joote ka naam bhi Dawood hai" (transl. Even my shoe's name is Dawood), "Maarne ke liye naa tu Godse, marne ke liye naa main Gandhi" (transl. You are neither a Godse to kill, I am neither a Gandhi to be dead) impressed non-Kannada audience also. It's considered one of the best action films in Kannada cinema of all time.
Sheriff Vaughn hires an old high school pal named Ray Templeton to be his deputy. The role is played by Johnny Knoxville, famous for "Jackass," who is, in fact, completely convincing and probably has a legitimate movie career ahead of him and doesn't have to stuff his underpants with dead chickens and hang upside down over alligator ponds any more.
The scenes establishing all of these events are handled efficiently and have a certain interest, but then the movie, alas, goes on autopilot with a series of improbable fight scenes that are so heavy on stunts and special effects that we might as well be watching a cartoon. This is an action movie, pure and simple, and one can only wonder what the late Buford Pusser would have made of it. Maybe he would have advised Sheriff Vaughn that times have changed and he should forget the oak club and get himself an AK-47.
The Rock comes out of the movie more or less intact, career-wise. I've felt from the beginning that he had the makings of a movie star, and I still think so; he has a kind of inner quiet that allows him to inhabit preposterous scenes without being overwhelmed by them. His acting style is flat and uninflected, authoritative without pushing it; he's a little like John Wayne that way.
Lakshya (Hindi:लक्ष्य; English Translation: Target) is a 2004 Bollywood film directed by Farhan Akhtar. Hrithik Roshan stars as Karan Shergill, an unambitious young man who joins the Indian Military Academy and matures through his experiences as a cadet and later as an officer fighting in the 1999 Kargil Conflict.
Every year Bollywood witnesses the entry of some new faces and talents. While some succeed in displaying their talents, the remaining lot just makes it till showcasing their pretty faces. Some have none. And like every year, 2004 too had a lineup of new actors and actresses or let's say wannabe stars of the glamour world. But alas this year the array of newcomers was not as proficient as compared to the recent past couple of years.
The last debut of 2004 comes in the form of Soha Ali Khan , daughter of yesteryear actress Sharmila Tagore and cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and sister of Saif Ali Khan. Soha has already acted in a Bengali film and makes her Hindi film debut with Dil Maange More . This Sharmila Tagore clone will be next seen in Rituparno Ghosh's Antar Mahal and Vashu Bhagnani's Shaadi No.1
Although, we saw some Bollywood originals in the past few years, there have been times when Bollywood imitated Hollywood with little or no creativity at all. While in some of them, only the central idea is same, there are others in which the whole plot is a blatant rip-off of some Hollywood movie.
Eye for an Eye is an American psycholigical thriller film that gave a source of inspiration to a Bollywood movie called Dushman. The story revolves around a woman who seeks her own form of justice when the courts fail to keep behind bars the man who raped and murdered her daughter/sister.
The iconic character of Amitabh Bachchan is inspired from another iconic character and that too, Al Pacino from the movie, Scarface. The story of the movie revolves around a low life scum who, through his ability to fight for respect, makes it to the top and becomes a mafia.
Abhimaan is said to be inspired from real life incidents but it also has similarities with the story of a movie, A Star Is Born (1954). The story revolves around a popular singer who convinces his wife to enter show-business, but his pride is wounded when she outshines him.
Alone, the Bollywood one is a remake of a Thai movie with the same name in which the twin sisters who were conjoined at birth lived by one promise that they will always be together and they will never separate. However, some mysterious circumstances leads to the death of one while the other survives. Years later, the ghost of the dead comes back to haunt the surviving sister.
Ghulam is a remake of the movie On the Waterfront (1954). However, it is not the first time that remake of On the Waterfront is done in Bollywood. It also inspired Kabzaa starring Sanjay Dutt.
3 Deewarein cannot be taken as a straight inspiration from The Shawshank Redemption. However, the movie has some similarities in the relationship angles and the jail break sequence, which makes us remember The Shawshank Redemption.
The movie, Rock On, is loosely based on the South Korean film, The Happy Life which was released in 2007. Its story revolves around the reunion of the rock band which broke up some years ago.
Ek Villian shares similarites with the plot of the Korean movie named I Saw The Devil in which the protagonist embarks on a quest of revenge when his fiancée is brutally murdered by a psychopathic murderer.
Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena is loosely based on the movie Confidence featuring Dustin Hoffman playing the role of Mafia Don which was enacted by Feroz Khan in the Hindi Version. All the tricks and con acts in the Hindi version are entirely based on the English Original.
The concept of one man facing disaster and others cashing in on it has been portrayed in Invitation to Suicide (2004). Remember any Bollywood movie with the same plot? Yeah, Peepli (Live) it is.
One of the most famous Hollywood comedian, Peter Seller, inspired a lot of filmmakers in Bollywood including the writers and directors of the movie, Tees Maar Khan. The Bollywood movie has the same plot as the movie After The Fox in which the main character plays a master of disguises thief who makes an entire village a movie set to pull off a heist. 2b1af7f3a8