It seems like Bollywood is still desperate for fresh story ideas and for the very few unique ones that exist many filmmakers are trying their best to make their film before anyone else does on it. According to ilovebolly.com, a new mega controversy is brewing in Bollywood nowadays in regards to one of Marathi theatreâ€™s one of most all time successful plays called All The Best.
The success of the play got many Bollywood producers lining up for its Hindi film remake rights. While Deepak Tijori lifted the basic theme of the play and made a pathetic comedy called Tom, Dick and Harry (2006), presently there are three more Bollywoodâ€™s biggest producers who are making a film on the same subject of three friends one of whom is blind, one deaf and one dumb.
Golmaal series maker Rohit Shettyâ€™s forthcoming venture produced by Ajay Devgan having Sanjay Dutt and Fardeen Khan in the lead along with Devgan himself is also based on the same play. But the makers are keeping the story idea hush hush and denying that the film is based on the same subject. Producer Sangeeta Ahir (Apne) was earlier planning a film on the same lines which was to be directed by Mahesh Manjrekar but he backed off at the last minute. Sangeeta then produced the film in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada with Prabhu Deva and his two brothers and all three versions turned out super hits.
Yet another producer Deepak (Vaastav) the brother of underworld don Chota Rajan was learnt to have acquired the remake rights of the play and had approached Hrithik and Shah Rukh for the film but it never got made. But he still has the rights of the film. Now ironically, Producer Boney Kapoor has also acquired the rights and is planning a film on the same lines. To add more confusion the Khan brothers Salman, Sohail and Arbaaz too are keen on making a film on this subject!
When all these films get simultaneously on floors one wonders what it would lead to? Does anyone of them not remember the Bhagat Singh medley when four Bhagat Singh themed films released on the same date and flopped badly