Marvel Studios’ highly anticipated Falcon and Winter Soldier began streaming on Disney + Hotstar starting March 19. However, unlike the 9-episode series, this one will only last 6 episodes.
So like all Marvel fans, even I watched the first episode of TFATWS on the day it was released. From the opening scene featuring the Falcon to the last one which was a cliffhanger on the new Captain America, it was an exciting watch for sure. There were several moments that blew me away and it won’t be wrong to say that it was too good to be the first episode.
However, I am an Indian who was introduced to the OTT world by the permanent roommates of TVF (2014). So when a female character (Miki Ishikawa) in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier says something to Bucky (Sebastian Stan), it immediately reminded me of PR Season 2 (2016) in which the same dialogue has been used. The TFATWS dialogue in question is: “You know what you call a man whose wife is deceased widower? Or if your parents die, you are an orphan. You know there is no word for someone whose children are dying.
And that’s what Tanya (Nidhi Singh) says to Mikesh (Sumeet Vyas) in PR 2 Season Finale after losing their baby before she was born: “Kisi ke mari ki death hoti hai toh you call her a widow, kisi ke parents ki death hoti hai toh you call them orphans. But when your child dies, there is no end for you.
Now, there is too much of a resemblance to ignore. While I was flabbergasted by two different writers using similar dialogue on their shows, I got in touch with PR writer Biswapati Sarkar about it.
When asked, “If this was a dialogue that was originally written by you or Tanya is quoting a popular philosopher?” Sarkar said, “In writing the finale, I was researching and j ‘had seen several interviews with couples who had lost their children during childbirth. It was one of the parents who said something along the same lines, and it really caught my attention. I found it really sad for Tanya to say in this scene. And I’m quite sure it’s just a coincidence that a writer somewhere thought / found something in similar lines while talking about a similar situation.
“Thank you for paying attention to a phrase that was said about 5 years ago,” he added.
Upon doing a little more research, I found that the actual quote was written by an American novelist, Jay Neugeboren in his 1976 book, An Orphan’s Tale.
Meanwhile, recently in a conversation with Koimoi, Sumeet Vyas opened Season 3 of Permanent Roommates. “Definitely aa raha hai (it happens). We really want to write it this year. So we have already had initial discussions on how and in what direction we can do this. We really want to do it, hope it happens and takes shape, ”he said.
However, there is sad news that Biswapati will not be working for Season 3 of Permanent Roommates as he left TVF a year ago. When I asked him about PRS03, he replied, “It’s been about a year since I was at TVF. So even if there is PR S3, I don’t think I would work on it.
Biswapati Sarkar along with his TVF friends Sameer Saxena, Amit Golani and Saurabh Khanna, have started a new production company called Posham Pa Pictures. Their first film together is titled Jaadugar. With Jitendra Kumar and Arushi Sharma (Love Aaj Kal 2020 fame) in the lead along with Jaaved Jaaferi, the film will be released on Netflix this year. The film was written by Sarkar himself and Saxena directed it.
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