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Old 6th March 2010, 21:42   #16
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Slightly off topic. The Indian film makers do not pay attention to these type of details. One fine example of this is in the movie Lage raho munna bhai. One can see the cars i.e. qualis and scorpio with their hatch/rear door open popping the camera out to film the title song where munna and circuit ride on a tri wheeler scooter. It looks so awful and even the editors pass these scenes with out much worry. I totally agree that the swapping of cars is the most common funda in Indian films.

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OT : Forgot to mention the destruction of all the poor, innocent Contessas, Ambassadors and Commander Jeeps in movies from the 90's.
Wonder what the alternatives would've been if HM hadn't discontinued the production of Contessas and Daewoo hadn't shut shop in India!!
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Here is another one, in deewane hue pagal's climax the chase starts in Dubai in mercs and BMs but soon enters some rural area of india and the cars changed to cielos and cheap modified ones . I mean do the directors really think that nobody would notice?
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A common practice you all must have noticed in hindi films which is to blow some other car instead of the one in which the whole scene is shot. For instance, a red merc is shown being chased and suddenly a cielo is burnt in its place. And who can forget the film Golmal (new one) part one where there are numerous big sized cars being blown up or crashed for the scene where castrol super chase is shot. the cars include cielos, ford escort, old hondas and even the standard 2000. Feel pity for these cars to end up like that.
Cielo must be the most burned after car in bollywood till recently. Lot of movies where cielos were burned.
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that DC car in tarzan is not a cielo but a modifed Toyota MR2
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Probably the director thinks audience can't notice such things.
Director for sure does not know that among audience, there is a particular segment called T-Bhpians.
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I think as an audience, Indians are not so car savy, even now, except for a select few. I remember since childhood, i would notice the car changes in movies, the Ambi Mk-Is would turn into MK-IIs and W123s would turn into W115s or even worse, Indian cars, as mentioned above, into Cielos. I would also notice minute thinks such as the thin white walls turn into all black tyres and the fact that a Chevy was shown racing the streets, but when an interior shot was shown, the steering wheel screamed, fiat. Then again, a W123 is racing on the Ghats (a favourite amongst old movies from a certain era), it misses a turn and a Contessa is shown tumbling down. Sometimes when a car was hurling down a hill, one could see that there is no engine in it as the bonnet would be flung open.

The fact is except me, no one around seemed to notice or care.

This trend continues. Not only cars but in some films even the registeration numbers change. Why only cars, see the sequence of shots, two (or more) cars are involved in a hot chase on worli seaface, the lead car turns into a street and presto, when it comes out, its on Bandstand, then the next turn takes them into Marine Drive and then so on and so forth. This is lack of continuity on the part of the director.
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Cielo must be the most burned after car in bollywood till recently. Lot of movies where cielos were burned.
Every car has its day. When the car's world falls apart (cheap second hand ones are available) these become prey of the Bollywood stunt directors who buy them cheap and then get them bashed up or burnt.
Sometimes better cars are shown during chases and while the burning/accident scene is shown the original is replaced by some ramshackle car.
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In the movie "Sivaji" , a Land Cruiser was replaced by a Scorpio in the later scenes where it was supposed to be damaged.

In "Dhoom" (1), the truck which was used in the chase (A red colored TATA i guess) gets its windshield broken, but again in the later scenes it's shown with the windscreen on, intact.
Yeah.. The case with Sivaji should have been cost choice. Not Sure why directors of calibre Sankar, who end up spending huge costs for a single shot, forget this..remember he painted the entire road for the song.

I guess the directors consider common people as car-ignorant??
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Yep one more involving Cielo, Dus where a mustang is used for some scene and at the time of wrecking it was replaced by Cielo modded as Mustang.
One more annoying thing is be it a Cielo or a Mercedes all of them are RPG's
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This trend continues. Not only cars but in some films even the registeration numbers change. Why only cars, see the sequence of shots, two (or more) cars are involved in a hot chase on worli seaface, the lead car turns into a street and presto, when it comes out, its on Bandstand, then the next turn takes them into Marine Drive and then so on and so forth. This is lack of continuity on the part of the director.
The same thing happened in The Bourne Identity during the Paris car chase in the old Mini Cooper. Hell, it happens in every Hindi movie with those song and dance sequences.
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the movie 'PAA' has 2 Accords, they switch. when Auro goes to school, it's the new gen. & when Vidya goes back home it's the 1st gen. accord.

kinda stupid..the director thinks we can't id. this but any reasons as such??
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In the movie Mr & Mrs Khiladi, Juhi Chawla takes her father Khader Khan in a white LHD car when they leave their bungalow. As they drive, they have a conversation about she wanting to marry Akshay Kumar and the father refusing. So she drives the recklessly, which by now has miraculously become a RHD Esteem and totally destroys it (except the cabin and steering). As they enter the gates of their bungalow, the car is again LHD, although still in bad shape.

In the film Welcome, Akshay Kumar is driving a Dubai-registered Lancer with his uncle Paresh Rawal and aunt. The scene is supposed to be in Dubai. But the car is RHD and the road is 'keep-left' too. And the car crashes into a truck that is Ashok Leyland's!!
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Talking of period cars in "1942 A Love Story" the Director Vidhu Vinod Chopra has some car sense at least. Set in 1942, he has shown only one car a white Austin Seven (though repainted) that's driven by Anil Kapoor throughout the movie. A bicycle is also shown at times. I do not remember having seen any other car.
That is at least better than showing many cars that do not match with the period in which the picture was set.
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@ amit V8

Absolutely right. I saw Paa on the small screen and every time Auro goes to school, its in the new gen accord. Whenever they go back home, its the old one. Hilarious
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