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Metro or Life in a Metro (2007) & its inspirational sources.
20 Jan, 2009 | Inspired Movies (Alphabetical) / M

 “Metro” is a well made film having more than one inspirational source. The main story plot of the movie is from the 1960, black & white classic "The Apartment", in which the hero keeps obliging his top officials with the key of his apartment for their own enjoyment . The plot was also borrowed in Amitabh Bachchan’s "Raaste Ka Patthar" in 1972. But Anurag Basu surely came up with the better adaptation in Metro.

The sub-plot of the love Affair between Shipla Shetty And Shiny Ahuja is straightaway from Sir David Lean's "Brief Encounter" (1945). The sequence in which Shilpa leaves Shiny Ahuja's house, after the entrance of his friend, is exactly same as in the masterpiece English flick. It is to be noted that "Brief Encounter" is considered as one of the Top Rated Masterpieces of English Cinema, so it is always at the back of the minds of intense and emotional film-makers. Hence the reference, may be a kind of tribute from Anurag Basu to the master film-maker Sir David Lean.

The scene where Sharman Joshi takes Kangna to show her his dream project is taken from "For Love or Money" (1993). The idea of looking through the painted glass to see how the building will look after its completion, is originally there in the English flick and also used in a more impressive way.
 
But even after all this inspired stuff, "Metro" still manages to impress the viewer because of its brilliant soundtrack and the story featuring Irfan Khan & Konkana Sen Sharma, which stands tall, above all the rest.

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20 Jan 2009 / Comment ( 2 )
AMAN
DUDE..THERE IS FILM CALLED APARTMENT...WATCH IT...U L GET THE WHOLE OFFICE SEQUENCE ..IT IS TOTALLY LIFTED FROM THERE...EACH AND EVERY SINGLE SCENE...
LINK :

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053604/


Bobby Sing

Dude Aman,

It seems that you have just written your comment without even reading the whole article on the site. If you can give some time to it again then you will notice that all the Inspirations Sources of "METRO" have been already mentioned in my write up including "The Apartment" and other movies.

Still thanks for your comment and Keep Visiting .....Cheers!

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