Dubbed versions of southern films look fake says Manoj Muntashir

Vastavam web: Bollywood lyricist-writer Manoj Muntashir says the dubbed versions of films of some well-known southern stars did not meet with much success in the north Indian markets as the translations looked fake.Muntashir has been responsible for dubbing in Hindi both the installments of “Baahubali”.Since a long time, films from the south have been dubbed in Hindi and released in the Hindi circuits, but they all failed miserably. And these were films of biggies like Rajinikanth sir, Mamooty, Chiranjeevi..”It’s fake because when you are watching a high intensity drama of Rajinikanth in a theatre, neither is the lip-sync matching, nor the sentiment, it just doesn’t connect,” Muntashir told in an interview.

Muntashir says he found the story quite Indian at heart and that is why he decided to work on its Hindi form.”I attended the screening of ‘Black Panther’ and realised it was a Bollywood film, set in some imaginary land.It is like the tales we have heard in our childhood, about battles, kingdoms, it’s like Mahabharata of the 21st century.” “Before ‘Baahubali’, people used to take just two- three days to translate. They didn’t keep the film in front of them while translating. They just had the script and loosely translated it.” The writer, who hails from Uttar Pradesh, says he understands the pulse of audience very well in the northern belt of India.