Saturday, March 20, 2021

Trivia Post 21

I am adding some trivia notes for the last few weeks. 

1. Parallels in Shekhar Kapur's Masoom and Aamir Khan's Taare Zameen Par.
2. Sensing the snow in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Black and Saawariya.
3. The faces behind the curtains in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's films.
4. The posters of Guru Dutt's Baazi and Aar Paar, and Devendra Mukherjee's Nirala can be seen in the trailer of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Gangubai Kathiawadi.
5. A moon reference in Gangubai Kathiawadi adding to the many others in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's filmography.
6. The three roses in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Saawariya, Bajirao Mastani, and Gangubai Kathiawadi.
7. Men in Ram Gopal Varma's Satya, Rangeela, and Nishabd.
8. On inner peace in Ritesh Batra's The Lunchbox and Photograph
9. My favorite thing about Navdeep Singh's Manorama Six Feet Under is that the writer becomes the character he had written. In that sense, he is closer to Shaukat (Sanjay Dutt) from Leena Yadav's Shabd who tries to 'write' a story about his wife but then forgets the difference between reality and fiction.
10. The names that can be seen in the contact list of Rahul (Fawad Khan) in Kapoor & Sons (Since 1921)—Shakun Batra (Director), Jeffery Bierman (Cinematographer), Ayesha DeVitre (Writer), and Pravin Khairnar (Producer).
11. The plumber scene as described in the script of Shakun Batra's Kapoor & Sons (Since 1921). Father lets go of the pipe in anger, the water squirts.
12. The film has a pen scene quite early in the film in the car, while the script shows it much later.
13. Light bulbs and the emotional state of Pakhi (Sonakshi Sinha) in Vikramaditya Motwane's Lootera.
14. On chances in Vinil Mathew's Hasee Toh Phasee.
15. Some coin scenes from films.
16. A snippet on the distance between the family photographs from the script of Shakun Batra's Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu
17. I love how Ashok (Irrfan) and Ashima (Tabu) move their hands and stop romancing with each other in front of their son in Mira Nair's The Namesake.
18. In Maneesh Sharma's Band Baaja Baaraat, Bittoo (Ranveer Singh) finally realizes that he is in love with Shruti (Anushka Sharma) all this while. He understood that he was behaving like a fool and when this happens, the other guy was asking him about tube lights. Bittoo was the tube light here. His bulb lit later.
19. The script of Ramin Bahrani's The White Tiger has a quote from Mirza Ghalib which was not there in the film. 
20. The script of Vishal Bhardwaj's Omkara has some beautiful stills.
21. Dancing in an airplane engine in Mukul Anand's Hum
22. Taking a lift from random people on the road in Mani Ratnam's Yuva and in the remake of his film O Kadhal Kanmani made by Shaad Ali as Ok Jaanu.
23. A picture from Raza Murad's Instagram account.
24. A tiny moment of foreshadowing in Zoya Akhtar's Dil Dhadakne Do
25. The script of Sujoy Ghosh's Kahaani explains the significance of the names of the characters. This exposition is not there in the film.
26. Hrishikesh Mukherjee's Anand is dedicated to the city of Bombay and Raj Kapoor.
27. Sanjay Leela Bhansali has dedicated three of his films to his dog Lady Popo—Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, Bajirao Mastani, and Padmaavat.
28. The below line from Kundan Shah's Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa fits Shah Rukh Khan the person.
29. People talking about endings in films.
"End me sab kuch accha hona chahiye, happy ending chahiye. Aur real life me koi guarantee thori na hoti hai ki end me sab kuch theek hi hoga."
"Tabhi toh hum wohi khushi kahaaniyon me talaash karte hain." — Kapoor & Sons (Since 1921)
"Apni kahaani hai, ending change kar lenge."—Tamasha
"Hamari filmon ki tarah, hamari zindagi mein bhi end tak sab kuch theek hi ho jaata hai, happy ending, aur agar theek na ho, toh woh the end nahi, picture ahi back hai, mere dost."— Om Shanti Om
"Ek prem kahaani ka end hamesha khushi me hone chahiye."—Dil To Pagal Hai
"Happy endings bikte zyada hain."— Meri Pyaari Bindu
"Apni adhuri kahaani ka end dhoondne ke liye khud hi ko nikalna padta hai."— Finding Fanny
30. The parting message in Gauri Shinde's English Vinglish.
31. Sooraj Barjatya self-reference where Suman from Maine Pyar Kiya is mentioned Hum Aapke Hain Koun.
32. Another self-reference is seen in Hrishikesh Mukherjee's films. Anupama is seen in Guddi.
33. Trapped in Hansal Mehta's Aligharh.
34. A lovely detail in Prateek Vat's Eeb Allay Ooo! where Anjani (Sharul Bharadwaj) has a long pinky nail. Two Shah Rukh Khan films—Aditya Chopra's Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge and Rakesh Roshan's Koyla can be seen in the ending of Eeb Allay Ooo!.
35. Hing was originally Daal Chini in Vikas Bahl's Queen.
36. I was reading this article and it struck me that the endings of Satyajit Ray's Apur Sansar and Vikramaditya Motwane's Udaan are quite similar. A character in Udaan who essays the role of college senior is also named Apu.
37. Gazing into the abyss in Udaan.
38. In Alankrita Shrivastava's Bombay Begums, the episode titles are named after feminist literature. The first one is after Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Est├ęs 's Women Who Run With The Wolves. Veera (Alia Bhatt) was also reading the same book in Imtiaz Ali's Highway. The last one is titled after Virginia Wolf's A Room of One's Own from which the recent Renuka Shahane's Tribhanga also took some elements. Nayan (Tanvi Azmi) fights for her personal space to write, which Wolf's essay also advocates. She is also seen reading the book in the film.
39. Mirrors play a supporting role in Bombay Begums. When a marriage, a mirror also breaks.
40. The description of Tum Se Hi from Imtiaz Ali's Jab We Met from its script.
41. Painters and their masterpieces in Dil Chahta Hai and Lootera
Other Reading:
1) Trivia Post 20—Link
2) Trivia Post 19—Link
3) Trivia Post 18—Link
4) Trivia Post 17—Link
5) Trivia Post 16—Link

Dialogue of the Day:
"Kyun khoye khoye chand ki firak mein talash mein udas hai dil."
Khoya Khoya Chand

2 comments:

  1. A great collection, as usual.

    1. Never before realized the similarity between the paintings made by lonely kids in Masoom and Taare Zameen Par. It's a touching trivia.

    17. Irrfan and Tabu were fabulous as a middle class couple in The Namesake. Irrfan's body language can be compared only with his own character's in The Lunchbox.

    20. The stills from Omkara are beyond beautiful and quite haunting, as is the entire film.

    28. Cannot agree more with you about Shah Rukh Khan infusing life and vitality in any place he goes, people being happy to see him, and him casting a spell on people.

    40. The description of Tum Se Hi from Jab We Met is so clear and beautiful. Aditya and Geet carrying on with their lives in the city and the hills respectively, at the same time following each other and bringing a smile on each other's face... just loving it! Also, I love the ending of this song - the lassi break in Aditya's office. So cute!

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