Monday, February 15, 2021

Trivia Post 20

I am adding some compiled trivia notes for the past few weeks. 

1. Trapped behind the cages, even if physically free, in Vikramaditya Motwane's Trapped.
2. In Vikramaditya Motwane's AK vs AK, Anurag Kashyap is called Tarantino. It is only fitting then that he makes the Bollywood version of Tarantino's Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.
3. Poster similarity between Anurag Kashyap's Raman Raghav 2.0 and AK vs AK.
4. Paani bana tezaab—Another meta-reference to Anil Kapoor's film Tezaab in AK vs AK.
5. Story development credited to Anurag Kashyap and Tigmanshu Dhulia in Shaad Ali's Jhoom Barabar Jhoom
6. Sons playing their fathers' role in Jhoom Barabar Jhoom.
7. No trivia here; was just trying a new tool, so, made this minimalist poster of the song Yeh Tara Woh Tara from Ashutosh's Gowariker Swades.
8. Similar scenes in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Khamoshi.
9. Similar dialogue in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Bajirao Mastani.
10. Looking into the escape hole in Lootera and The Shawshank Redemption.
11. Perfection in Farhan Akhtar's Dil Chahta Hai and Lakshya.
12. In Lakshya, Karan (Hrithik Roshan) wanted to go to the mountains. And, he did. 
13. Rohena Gera has previously written Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahi, Kuch Na Kaho, and Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic. The notable thing that stands out in her work the love story that develops between the employer and the employee, as also seen in Is Love Enough? Sir. In Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahi, a simple Jassi (Mona Singh) falls in love with her Armaan 'Sir' (Apurva Agnihotri).
14. Mirror scenes in Maneesh Sharma's FAN.
15. Also, in FAN, note the two scenes where Gaurav (Shah Rukh Khan) and Aryan (Shah Rukh Khan) go to jail and the same background music plays in both scenes.
16. The faces behind the curtains in Vishal Bhardwaj's films—Maqbool, Omkara, and Haider.
17. Birds and bad omens in Vishal Bhardwaj's films—MaqboolOmkara, and Haider.
18. Rat, fish, crow, and rabbit in Sriram Raghavan's films—Ek Hasina This, Johnny Gaddaar, Badlapur, and Andhadhun.
19. As Sriram Raghavan's Badlapur is set in 2001, a man holds an edition of India Today's 2001 cover story on Phoolan Devi (whose coincidentally was also a story of revenge).
20. The interesting notes in Badlapur's script.
21. In Anand L. Rai's Raanjhanaa, Kundan (Dhanush) goes to a gurudwara, a dargah, and the banks of Ganga. But salvation comes from inner penance.
22. In Prakash Jha's Raajneeti, Samar (Ranbir Kapoor) plays chess on the BlackBerry. The screen also shows chess. Quite fitting for a film on politics.
23. Manoj Kumar's Roti, Kapda Aur Makaan is mentioned in Chapter 10 of the Indian government's Economic Survey 2020-21. Amitabh Bachchan's line from Tinnu Anand's Main Azaad Hoon is also added. "Chaalis baras me, aap ek insaan ke liye ek gilaas paani nahi de sakte, toh aap kya kar sakte hain."
24. The opening credits of Rohan Sippy's Kuch Naa Kaho are nicely done. 
25. Abhishek Bachchan watching his own film Kuch Naa Kaho in Rohan Sippy's Bluffmaster. Actor and director self-reference.
26. White and black conflict in mani Ratnam's Iruvar and Raavan.
27. Patterns in Zoya Akhtar's Gully Boy.
28. Patterns in Bong Joon-Ho's Parasite.
29. In Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury's PINK, the mask is for the dirty air and the narrow mindedness of people.
30. If you want to feel old, here is Parzaan Dastur, the star-gazing kid from Karan Johar's Kuch Kuch Hota Hai in his wedding picture.
31. In 2005, A. Ramadoss, the health minister, came out with a rule to ban the depiction of smoking in films. So, in Navdeep Singh's Manorama Six Feet Under, Abhay Deol's character Satyaveer goes for a smoke and asks the shopkeeper, "Ek Ramadoss dena." A follow-up to this trivia in this tweet
32. "Heer Heer na akho adiyo, main te Sahibaan hoi." — Jab Tak Hai Jaan
"Don't call me Heer, I've become Sahibaan."
"Raanjha Raanjha saddo ni mainu Heer na aakho koyi." — Raavan
"Call me Raanjha now, don't call me Heer anymore."
Both do not want to be called Heer.
33. Early in Yash Chopra's Lamhe, Pallavi (Sridevi) asks Viren (Anil Kapoor) about what he does when he is sad. He replies he does not know as he is never sad. How time turns for him that sadness becomes his perpetual companion after Pallavi's death; so much that he feels guilty to even enjoy a tiny moment of happiness.
34. The bodies stay apart and the souls meet in Guru Dutt's Kaagaz Ke Phool and Reema Kagti's Talaash
35. I was a bit sad last week because of some personal stuff. But I am trying to stay positive and happy. Whenever I am down, I watch Dil Chahta Hai; it is my comfort film. Some mirror shots from the film.

Other Reading:
1) Trivia Post 19—Link
2) Trivia Post 18—Link
3) Trivia Post 17—Link
4) Trivia Post 16—Link
5) Trivia Post 15—Link

Dialogue of the day:
"Ab iss ret ko dekh rahi ho, jitni koshish karo ise zyada pakadne ki, utni ungliyon ke beech se nikal jaati hai."
—Sid, Dil Chahta Hai

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