Brad Pitt's Fury, the India release of which has been pushed ahead by two weeks to avoid proximity with Shah Rukh Khan's Diwali offering Happy New Year, will be dubbed in Hindi as Fauji - inspired by the title of the Bollywood superstar's 1988 TV show.Since Fury features a Hollywood star as big as Brad Pitt, and that too in the role of an army sergeant, the film's distributors in India are also dubbing it in Hindi.
The decision to rename Fury as Fauji cropped up as a tribute to Shah Rukh, who played an army officer in his TV show of the same name, which was among his initial works in Indian showbiz.
"We feel that the film connect will be phenomenal. War films generally have a connect with the Indian audiences due to our own trysts with wars and battles. Brad Pitt epitomises the essence of a 'fauji' and hence we have decided to relase the dubbed version of Fury as Fauji," Deepak Sharma, chief operating officer, PVR Pictures, said in a statement.
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Like SRK, Pitt had started his career in a big way from the small screen. Both of them worked their way to success on the silver screen, and they now savour global popularity.
A war drama, Fury will splash across Indian screens Oct 31, two weeks after its international release Oct 17. The decision was taken keeping in mind the Diwali festivities and the release of Shah Rukh's Happy New Year.
This, however, is a very sober option chosen by the makers, unlike the following...
Here are some of the most bizarre yet creative titles given to Hollywood movies in Hindi. Check 'em out!
I Am Legend
Is it just us or when you read this, does an unvoidable 'kiske liye' starts playing in your head?
Mr and Mrs Smith
Seriously, what purpose does it solve?
John Carter of Mars
Brahmand? Dude, he just went to Mars... its even smaller than the Earth! Watch the movie once, would you guys?
Umm, correct us if we are wrong but wasn't the whole premise of the movie based on the fact that people actually had to shed each-other's blood to get diamonds? How does 'heeron ka jaal' even begin to justify it?
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
The Hangover (Part Two)
Well 'Aiyyashi ki Raat' is more or less what it was anyway.
Pirates of the Caribbean
Who cares about the Caribbean? No one knows where it is anyway...
Jack the Giant-Slayer
Rakshako ka Vinashak is 'meh' at best, what has our attention is : 'Poore parivar ke liye PRACHAND masti'. Can we use that word like that?
It's like they aren't even trying anymore.