Split Screen Podcast: Episode 04 – The Remake Of ‘Reservoir Dogs’
The Split Screen Podcast keeps chugging along with another episode comparing a Hollywood movie with its Bollwood remake. While Quentin Tarantino’s latest movie, ‘The Hateful Eight‘ is set to release in early 2016, this episode takes a look at his first feature length debut film, ‘Reservoir Dogs‘. We compare it to the Bollywood version, directed by Sanjay Gupta, titled ‘Kaante’ (Thorns). Attempts are made to contextualize the Bollywood version which, random synchronized song and dance routines notwithstanding, was an innovative movie of its time, for that industry, while seeing how it stacks up against the masterful work of Tarantino, in his first movie. Listen on for Episode 4 of the Split Screen Podcast.
If you’re new to the show, this is what the Podcast is about:
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 goal is to essentially determine how good or bad the adaptations were and, most excitingly, going off on long winded, expletive laced rants when they’re bad. 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. Split Screen will also introduce the world to a mother load of Indian, a.k.a., Bollywood movies that were ‘inspired’ by classic and cult films of Hollywood and other film industries, sometimes with hilarious cinematic results!
The 4th episode compares a breakout Hollywood movie with its Bollywood counterpart, as I am joined by Nipun Chopra former host of WTF Bollywood Podcast, current host of ULF Podcast and current blogger of Alzheimer’s 101, a technical Blog for the general audience.
Nipun Chopra is a soccer fanatic, hosting ULF Podcast, where he rambles on as much about soccer, as I do about movies and Bollywood. Taking a break from his day job of becoming a neuroscientist, Nipun started WTF Bollywood Podcast, where him and a Caucasian friend analyze a bad Bollywood movie each show, where yours truly even had the pleasure of appearing. Nipun currently also hosts his own Alzheimer’s blog where he breaks down the technical details of the disease for the more general, everyday person.
- Meet Nipun: neuroscientist wannabe, former Bollywood podcaster, current soccer podcaster and an over all nice guy.
- Nipun thinks remakes without credit are plagiarism regardless of quality of the remake.
- I forget to record the show, and Nipun saves my ass, and I in turn make him blush.
- The amazing-ness of Reservoir Dogs is spelled out as we discuss how it was made.
- Harvey Keitel is one of the greatest actors ever.
- Nipun gets technical when describing his love for ‘Reservoir Dogs’.
- How ‘Kaante‘ tries too much to be like ‘Reservoir Dogs’.
- Mahesh Manjrekar makes an amazing debut.
- Characters from ‘Kaante‘ are amalgamations of multiple characters from ‘Reservoir Dogs’.
- No one can imitate Tarantino’s style of writing, even though Sanjay Gupta tries.
- Nipun breaks down his acting skills and analyzes how actors act.
- The apparent racism implied in ‘Kaante‘ is not a thing.
- ‘Kaante‘ relies too much on internal plot and camera devices to drive story forward, but it takes audience out of the moment.
- Quentin Tarantino knows about, and actually likes ‘Kaante’.
Where To Find Nipun
Nipun’s Soccer Podcast: ULF Podcast
Nipun’s Alzheimer’s Blog: Alzheimer’s 101
Nipun’s Twitter: @NipunChopra7
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