Advertisement
Saturday, Oct 16, 2021
Outlook.com

Twist In The Plot

Fresh, young and with some mean street cred, the new screenwriters are marking space again in filmdom

Twist In The Plot
Jitender Gupta
Twist In The Plot
outlookindia.com
-0001-11-30T00:00:00+05:53
Shimit Amin lifts his perplexed eyebrows and I see a Woody Allen staring back at me. The halting wisp of a voice only adds to the image. Uncanny, but someone else thought the same too. What's more, he's even turned it into a film script. Sameer Sharma, co-writer of Ram Gopal Verma's Bhoot, has written Happy Ending where Amin, the Ab Tak Chhappan director, plays Woody Allen who encounters a Hindi producer and his mother, both roles played by Satish Kaushik. "It's for fun, to do something bizarre," says Sharma, who's assisted Aditya Chopra in Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge, done initial scripting for Ashutosh Gowariker's Swades and the Hindi lines for Rituparno Ghosh's Raincoat.

Jaideep Sahni, who wrote Verma's Company, has similar unusual thought processes. When he is not debating the taste of the new Vanilla Coke, he's talking about the scientists at Sriharikota. "They eat idlis, wear polyester pants and send rockets into the sky," he says, eyes wide in wonderment. He wants to write a film about them. He wants to write another...
Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Lynching, Chopping Off Hand Was 'Punishment' For 'Desecrating' Holy Book: Nihang

Lynching, Chopping Off Hand Was 'Punishment' For 'Desecrating' Holy Book: Nihang

A man wearing the blue robes of the Sikhs’ Nihang order appeared before the media, claiming that he had 'punished' the victim for 'desecrating' a holy book.

Global Hunger Index 2021: What It Means For India?

Global Hunger Index 2021: What It Means For India?

India has slipped to 101st position from last year’s 94th position

Dhoni's CSK Blow Away KKR To Win 4th IPL Crown

Dhoni's CSK Blow Away KKR To Win 4th IPL Crown

Chennai Super Kings defended their 192/3 as Kolkata Knight Riders suffered a batting collapse after a solid start to lose by 27 runs.

Army Says Poonch Operation Is On

Army Says Poonch Operation Is On

The Army has said a counter-terrorist operation is in progress in the area of Nar Khas forest in Mendhar, Poonch district, since the evening of October 14.

Advertisement