Saturday, October 13, 2012

"I Can Sue..."

By Anant Mathur (October 13, 2012)  

Since I don't have too much time to write this week, I'm going to keep this post short.

"I Can Sue..." is a line of dialogue spoken by the late great actress Jean Hagen in arguably the best movie musical to come out of Hollywood... Singin' In The Rain

Of course, in the film she says the line because she is unhappy with some publicity, but imagine if we could sue a movie producer or studio for making a bad film. People sue for all sorts of ridiculous reasons these days from spilling a hot cup of coffee on themselves, to suing a casino for making them gamble, to suing a dry cleaner for $67 million because he lost a pair of pants.

So the next time we watch a movie that wasted our time we should be able to sue a producer or studio to at least get our money back? Doesn't that make sense, why throw good money after bad when no one is willing to make good films in Bollywood. I mean watching films is not cheap, especially for a common man living in India. A family may have to spend more than Rs. 1,000 in order to watch a film and that doesn't include the price of pop corn or soft drinks. If a producer really believed in how good his film is, he would volunteer to give their money back if patrons don't enjoy the movie. But that would be in a perfect world.

It may sound like a good idea but the reason no one will ever succeed in suing for a bad film is because it's a service. It's very easy to sue for a faulty product but very difficult to sue for a faulty service. Imagine if we could though...

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