Is it correct that, another movie from veteran Indian director, Mani Ratnam, “ROJA” is an adaptation of an old Hollywood movie, “SUNFLOWER”?. Our cinema lab, cinemala.com, found traces of “SUNFLOWER” in “ROJA”. Even the name, “ROJA” in Tamil meaning, “ROSE”. And the original movie, “SUNFLOWER” holding a title of another flower. Is this accidental or, Mr Mani Ratnam spending more time in watching old Hollywood and other language super hits? I believe that in this case also, the very same formula of copying core theme from Hollywood movies and then adding some Tamil culture flavors by casting a beautiful young heroine, with 4 or 5 songs, finally garnishing with hi-tech sequences.
All readers, watch both movies and comment here..
TAMIL FILM ROJA
Directed by:Mani Ratnam
Starring: Arvind Swamy, Madhoo bala, Pankaj Kapoor
Release date:15 August 1992
FRENCH FILM SUNFLOWER
Directed by: Vittorio De Sica
Starring: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni
Release date: 1970