Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Amit Sharma sentimental about calling TEVAR a remake!

No sooner Amit Sharma’s trailer of TEVAR staring Arjun Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha and Manoj Bajpayee were released film buffs across the country easily recognized that the movie was a blunt remake of director Gunasekhar's 2003 Telugu super hit film OKKADU, starring Mahesh Babu and Bhoomika Chawla. However film director by Amit Sharma claims that the movie is not a remake but an adaptation! 

Director Amit Sharma, who makes his debut as the director argues, “It is wrong to state that TEVAR is a remake because in a remake the screenplay remains the same except the actors. In contrast I have worked for many months to write an original screenplay. Yes I agree the film is an adaption of the original film Telgu film, OKADDU.”


Though Amit Sharma may claim that the movie is an adaption but the fact is that many scenes and the backdrop of the film clearly depict that Amit Shah has plagiarized many important ingredients from the original film. For instance the protagonist is a Kabbadi player as portrayed by Mahesh Babu in the original. In addition the backdrop of the film has been shot in the cities of Agra and Hyderabad, which incidentally is again a direct pick from the original. 

A film critic countering Amit Sharma says, “If Amit Sharma is so sentimental about the movie being not termed a remake than he must have written an original script. And if he did have that capacity than at least he could have shot the film in different cities and altered the hero’s favorite sports from Kabbadi to any other sports!” 

It may be noted that OKKADU was a path breaking film for Prince Mahesh Babu as it gave him a much awaited stardom status. 

What’s more the movie was such a hit that it was remade in multiple languages like GHILLI (2004) in Tamil, AJAY (2006) in (Kannada), JOR (2008) in (Bengali).

John Abraham: “I would like to do films that involve and encourage the youth”

JohnAbraham the birthday boy who turns 42 today has applauded the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s clarion call asking the youth of the nation to shun drugs in his radio address 'Mann Ki Baat'.

Speaking his heart out John Abraham said that though he is not interested in politics but he is happy with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he is taking measures for economic development. "I've met the Prime Minister Narendra Modi personally on a number of occasions. He wants economic progress in the country and that's all I am concerned about,” he quipped.


JohnAbraham is known for his concern for the youth of the nation. Praising PM Modi for taking up the important issue of drug menace among the youth, John Abraham said, "When the Prime Minister of the country ask the youth not to have drugs, it creates a huge impact and there will be no better example to persuade youth to quit drugs.”

JohnAbraham is health conscious and follows strict discipline in his daily life. He says, “I sleep by 9.30 -10 pm and wake up by 4.30 a.m. because morning is the best time to time of our muscles.”


 He says, “Youth are the back bone of the nation and as a film celebrity it is my duty to set right standards. That’s the reason I try to do movies that send good messages to the youth like FORCE, where I played a narcotics bureau officer and NO SMOKING, where I play a self-obsessed, narcissist chain smoker who agrees to kick his habit to save his marriage and visits a rehabilitation centre.”

He adds, “Likewise as a producer I concentrate on topics that reach the youth like VICKY DONOR, a film with a subject as strong as sperm donation. My next film as a producer, is 1911, a film on football when Mohun Bagan was initiated. The story is about their match against an English team.”

“In my capacity as a producer I would like to do films that involve and encourage the youth, be it the story of a sperm donor, be it sports,” he concludes.