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Monday, February 13, 2006

 

Fight Club - the Bollywood remix




For everyone that reads Willamette Week this is already old news. Apparently, a production company in India has produced what looks like a remake FIght Club. There's even a website with trailers and another with links to music videos..

So I looked around a bit and made a checklist. Based on the evidence at hand, is this Bollywood production a rip-off of the film adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's novel or does it just coincidentally shares the same name?


  • Dust Brothers-esque soundtrack? Check


  • Premise that follows a group of young men that spend their evenings beating the crud out of one another? Check.


  • Gritty promo photos of cast members covered in bruises and band-aids? Check.

  • Annoyingly quotable rules that dictate the club? Check.


  • Self-concious, post modern, nihilistic, first-person narration? Pending but probably a check.

  • Homoeroticism....




    ...? Check, check and more check. This is a still from the movie. Yes, really.


  • Looks like Palahniuk should contact his lawyer, that is if he isn't getting residuals from this.

    According to the IMDB, It'll be released in India sometime later this year. Still no sign of "Fight Club: The Musical" though.

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