Fact Over Fiction
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But it was film editor Manish More, who encouraged him to write for Punjabi films. Rattan met filmmaker Navaniat Singh and Jimmy Sheirgill and the three hit off instantly, delivering hits such as Mel Karade Rabba, Jihne Mera Dil Luteya and Dharti. With each film Rattan explored human relationships, and added layers and characters. "Frank Capra, Billy Wilder and Woody Allen — these are my reference points as I love to bring comedy in tragedy," said Rattan. His biggest hit, Jatt & Juliet, is a testimony to Rattan's grasp on his subject of love and relationships. The simple Punjabi boy whose first job was in a showroom at Rs 1,200 a month still remembers the time when he would look at rich Punjabi boys flash their cars and mobiles. Therefore, his lead characters have a bit of a personal touch.
"All filmmakers bring that. Javed Akhtar brought his pain, poverty and anger, while Mahesh Bhatt incorporated his outlook towards relationships. In Jatt & Juliet, Fateh is like me — somebody with NRI dreams who wants to go to Canada, marry and make it big," said Rattan.
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