Sunday, August 06, 2006

Macbeth in Mumbai & Othello in UP

I finally saw 'Omkara' this weekend. I thought it was an excellent adaptation of Shakespeare's Othello & had great casting! If Shakespeare had to live in today's time in Uttar Pradesh, he would have probably picked Saif as his Iago & Ajay as his Othello.

There is one difference though in which I thought the bollywood version betrays the original. Shakespeare's Othello was a noble soldier of the royal army & his nobility and sincerity are integral to his character. Whereas Ajay Devgan as Omkara is a goonda for a local UP politician!

3 comments:

PriyaSachdev said...

i love bollywood, great blog,

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Suveer said...

hmm, i guess they call it creative liberty!

Radha said...

True...