Illuminating multiple stories in a single plot is a challenge in itself, which some of our ace directors have managed to take up. Being a difficult and bold effort, not many filmmakers tried their hands in the concept. But we do have some who have managed to enter the league and passed the idea of ‘the more the merrier’ quite successfully.
With Bejoy Nambiar’s David, set to hit the screens on the 1st of Feb, with a similar concept, Koimoi brings to you some more Bollywood films that intertwine different stories together in one.
Directed by Mani Ratnam, Yuva revolved around three stories and characters (Michael, Arjun and Lallan) that were linked in one way or another. Starring some of the big names of the industry including Abhishek Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor, Rani Mukerji, Vivek Oberoi, Esha Deol and Ajay Devgn, the movie received mixed reviews from the critics. The movie was an entrancing mix of politics, romance and crime.
Life In A… Metro (2007)
A 2007 movie directed by Anurag Basu, Life in a…Metro was a story of unrelated characters that are associated with each other through one unifying sentiment called, love. The film was based in the city of Mumbai, portraying the ups and downs faced by an ordinary individual in a metro. The movie had some big names like Dharmendra, Nafisa Ali, Shilpa Shetty, Shiney Ahuja, Kay Kay Menon, Kangana Ranaut, Sharman Joshi, Konkona Sen Sharma and Irrfan Khan in pivotal roles. The movie got good reviews at the Box Office.
Directed by Nikhil Advani, the movie was a tale of six extremely separate people and their bumpy life rides. The characters somehow collide with each other by the interlinking story of love and marriage. While the movie makes its way from Agra to Delhi to London to Mumbai, characters run into each other as the story intertwines together. The movie starred John Abraham, Vidya Balan, Govinda, Anil Kapoor, Juhi Chawla, Akshaye Khanna, Ayesha Takia, Salman Khan and Priyanka Chopra in the lead roles.
Shor In The City (2011)
Helmed by Krishna and Raj Nidimoru, Shor In The City was a beautifully woven saga of three different people who manage to cross paths with each other and their stories tie together by the climax. With not very big names involved in the film, the movie was adored by the critics.
Bejou Nambiar’s David, which will make its way to the theatres on Feb 1 is again a story based on a similar concept. The movie merges three stories into one, linking characters from different eras and world through a common name- David. This too is likely to be nothing short of an extravaganza.