Reader James had posted this as a comment, we thought that it merits its position as a post – vc.
Quentin Tarantino is a genius. He’s a man who was able to get under the umbrella of “greatest filmmakers”, although he never did any snobby art-house fare. His films are clearly influenced of the B-movies of the 1970s. He paid homage to the crime films with Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, to novelist Elmore Leonard with Jackie Brown, to Hong Kong action, Samurai “chambara”, and spaghetti western, with the Kill Bill volumes, to exploitation films with Death Proof (part of Grindhouse), and to the spaghetti western with Inglourious Basterds. Although he works in genre movies, he creates his own stuff from his influences and transcends the limits of the genre. This man is a creative genius, the only film that was adapted (from a novel) was Jackie Brown. Everything else was created by this guy from scratch.
Now here in this interview with Amal Neerad , he mentions Tarantino winning the Golden Palm at Cannes for Pulp Fiction and I assume he creates a justification there that what he’s doing (making Sagar Alias Jacky Reloaded and his other films) is right. But what he doesn’t realize is that Tarantino is way up there and Amal is way down somewhere. As an analogy, Tarantino is making chocolate, and he makes ones of great quality. Amal wants to make chocolate as well, but he makes the worst bunch.
Good film makers create original visuals, the others copy without giving credit. I think in Amal’s SAG , this particular scene is influenced of a scene from the Bourne Identity (if its not influenced the scene do share similarities). Now compare that with this scene from the Bourne Identity. In SAG there is just an unnecessary use of the background score which just gets to annoying. Along with that weird editing and slow-mo on Mohanlal walking and fighting.