For anyone who’s at all interested, the cinema where I work cater for a big Asian market, and one of our recent Bollywood releases happens to be - you guessed it - the Bollywood RD. What I’ve seen of it, its a bizarre experience to say the least.
It’s called ‘Kaante’ (don’t know the literal translation) and is an incredible three hours long. I’ve been sneaking in to catch bits of it, and all other information I’ve got from an Asian friend who’s seen it. Apparently, the basic story is RD, but they’ve fleshed it out with scenes similar to ‘The Usual Suspects’ and ‘Heat’. Also (I haven’t seen any of these bits but god I want to!) a variety of song and dance numbers. Including one in a pole dancing club. Blatantly, this is what was missing from the original
I don’t think they’ve used colour code names, but it’s pretty easy to pick out who’s who. Mr Blonde really does have blonde hair, oddly enough. Other unusual differences include, in the warehouse, Mr Orange does not bleed to death on the floor, oh no, he considerately has a nice couch to bleed to death on. I have no idea where that has come from! I missed the three way shootout but only because it takes them 15 minutes to kill each other, what with all the slow motion and freeze framing and the like. (I’m serious)
As a result, I don’t think Tarantino has a whole lot to worry about. Although it’s a big hit by Bollywood terms.
And of course, the Asian Mr Orange is
nowhere near as hot as Tim Roth. 'Nuff said! ;D