Comments on: ‘Short Kut’ takes the long, boring route http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/2009/07/10/short-kut-takes-the-long-boring-route/ Bollywood and culture in an emerging India Tue, 08 Jul 2014 03:39:46 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Andrew Pelt http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/2009/07/10/short-kut-takes-the-long-boring-route/comment-page-1/#comment-2867 Mon, 15 Feb 2010 07:10:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/?p=520#comment-2867 Wow – bull’s eye! Thanks for this post. I bookmarked it.

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By: Ravi Chander http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/2009/07/10/short-kut-takes-the-long-boring-route/comment-page-1/#comment-1648 Tue, 21 Jul 2009 16:42:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/?p=520#comment-1648 Shortkut – utterly waste movie. Akshaye should stop wearing a wig in his movies.

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By: Vishal Maggoo http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/2009/07/10/short-kut-takes-the-long-boring-route/comment-page-1/#comment-1621 Mon, 13 Jul 2009 14:08:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/?p=520#comment-1621 Shortcut … is a complete boring disaster!!

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By: ananth http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/2009/07/10/short-kut-takes-the-long-boring-route/comment-page-1/#comment-1617 Sun, 12 Jul 2009 07:16:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/?p=520#comment-1617 Would advise everyone to give Short Kut a Wide berth; It is no doubt a poor copy of the Malayalam film Udayananu Tharam (Udayan is the star) with Udayan being the name of the director, played by Mohanlal with the multi-faceted Srinivasan playing the actor friend.

“Short” particularly falls short with the climax, in contrast to the Malayalam version. That itself was a “generous” lift from the 1980 Hollywood film “The Stunt Man, featuring Peter O’Toole (film director), Steve Railsback (as the actor/stuntman) and Barbara Hershey, the leading lady of the film within the film and the director’s daughter.

In the climax, Railsback, who plays an ex-soldier on the run from the police who is forced to don the role of a stuntman, is manipulated by the director to do a very difficult stunt.

When will our film-makers learn to give credit where it is due?

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