Split Screen Podcast: Episode 10 – Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Remakes South Korean Thriller
When Aishwarya Rai Bachchan decided to do a comeback, I was pleasantly surprised that it was with one of my favourite Bollywood directors, Sanjay Gupta. (‘Kaante‘, ‘Zinda‘) The film in question however, disappointed me greatly, despite being a remake of a very engaging South Korean thriller.
So check out Episode 10 of the Split Screen Podcast, as Kathy Gibson, from Access Bollywood, and I compare the South Korean film ‘Seven Days‘ (2007), and it’s Bollywood remake ‘Jazbaa’ (2015)
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The Split Screen Podcast will compare and analyze movies that are adaptations of other works, directly with the source material that they were inspired by. The realm of these films contain adaptions of novels, comic books, other films or TV shows, or any other movies that were directly inspired by another piece of work.
- Kathy provides a Spoiler-free Synopsis of ‘Seven Days’.
- The actress who played Sun in ‘Lost’ is the lead of ‘Seven Days’.
- Kathy and I rate ‘Seven Days’ as 3.5 & 3 out of 5, respectively.
- ‘Seven Days’ does a better job of portraying the moral struggle of main character better than ‘Jazbaa‘.
- Kathy and I rate ‘Jazba as 1.5 / 2 out of 5, respectively.
- Sanjay Gupta goes overboard with the lighting and filters in ‘Jazbaa’.
- I defend Gupta and his style of direction.
- I consider Irrfan Khan to be the best thing about ‘Jazbaa’, Kathy begs to differ.
- Kathy articulates exactly where she gave up on ‘Jazbaa‘.
- We discuss how sometimes, certain casting and importance given to actors can spoil plot twists in movies.
- Kathy and I both agree that ‘Jazbaa’ almost assumes the audience knows the story from ‘Seven Days’, so doesn’t bother explaining certain things.
- Kathy and I both conclude that ‘Jazbaa‘ is far inferior than ‘Seven Days’
- Kathy’s Review of ‘Jazbaa‘.
- My Review of ‘Jazbaa‘.
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