Ben Stiller, the lead actor in NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM-BATTLE OF THE SMITHSONIAN is already having his ideas to work in a Hindi film as his two films based on the adventures of museum have scored a big hit with the audience world over, more so in India. The real reason for its success is the spectacle of history that has been interspersed with the majestic outreach of the cinema to achieve the mesmerize the audience and provide them an insight of the history in capsules, as it happened in NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM, and now in NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM- BATTLE OF THE SMITHSONIAN.
History as a subject has never been treated in such an innovative manner, keeping in view the canvas at which it operates. In the earlier such attempts while a particular part of the history is chosen as the subject of content, but NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM, the edifices of history that are kept in the museum are woven in form of a story thereby providing to the audience a snapshot of history through the eyes of a cinematic lens and this is what mesmerizes the audience.
It indeed is an opportune moment to ponder whether an Indian filmmaker cannot think about a same kind of cinematic oeuvre. The museums of our country are endowed with such rich cultural heritages, and if each museum from each zone of the country is picked up and associated with the star of that area it can indeed bring about wonderful results. Say for example, a Shah Rukh Khan can play the role for National Museum in New Delhi, for the Victoria Museum in Kolkata, may be a Bipasha Basu can play the same role, while for the Prince Albert Museum in Mumbai; Hrithik Roshan can effectively ease into the role that Ben Steller has played.
In the present times when the interest in History is not being any preference by the new generation, may be an Indian adaptation of the NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM could do the trick for the country. Are the Indian Producers and Directors listening?