Sunday, August 23, 2009

Another Indian (subcontinent) Cowboy Movie In The Works

Reports from New Delhi announce that a new "Indian Western" movie called "Quick Gun Murugun: The Misadventures of an Indian Cowboy" will be released August 28, in four languages.

The movie's web site features an amazing picture of the hero, with long sideburns, a pencil moustache, wearing a pink satin neckerchief, green satin shirt and leopard-spotted vest. The site has a lot of interactive content, including a trailer, pictures, dialogue, etc.

It describes Quick Draw as
an unlikely Superhero with Guntastic powers. He is a sincere South Indian Cowboy who considers it his duty to serve and protect. The movie revolves around mis-adventures of Quick Gun Murugun and his fight with his arch villain Rice Plate Reddy!
The Business Standard runs an interview about it with the film's director, Shashank Ghosh.

According to Ghosh:
It’s the story of a sincere south Indian cowboy who considers it his duty to serve and protect people and cows. The hero — who dies early on in the film —wants to encourage vegetarianism. His arch rival — and the villain of the film — is Rice Plate Reddy, a staunch non-vegetarian who wants the world to convert to non-vegetarianism.

Ghost says he realizes the storyline is a bit weird -- and held up production of the film for years.
You won’t believe it, but the film’s special effects alone took one year. Besides, the synopsis is so different and out-of-the-box that producers whom I approached laughed and laughed but refused to back the project till Anand Surapur’s Phat Phish Motion Pictures decided to back it.
Read the full article

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