Recently Bollywood is looking at its own past for inspirations and remaking it into new movies. Some have worked , some failed miserably. Come this Friday, you can see that yet another movie releasing is a remake of an old film. Chashme Baddoor is releasing this friday. Take a look at some of the movies listed below.
Himmatwala (1983) Vs Himmatwala (2013)
Starting with recent release, Sajid Khan wanted to re-create Himmatwala of 1980’s which had Jeetendra and Sridevi in the lead roles. The old movie was a super hit due to sheer performances of the actors and the story suited to that era of audience. Sajid Khan did not do anything special apart from adding few gags in the movie and remade it. Due to bad performances and story being non- sense drama. Many of the audience felt the remake was terrible.
Don (1978) Vs Don (2006)
Farhan Akhtar remade the iconic Amitabh Bachchan starrer Don starring Shahrukh Khan. The movie was most stylish at that time and apart from iconic dialogues that remained everything was tweaked a little bit like the story was reworked,the situations were changed and with SRK’s performance, the remake won many hearts. It was this movie that everybody noticed that old movies could prove to be profitable ventures. Don eventually paved for its own sequel Don 2.
Agneepath (1990) Vs Agneepath (2012)
The old Agneepath was a terrible flop. Yash Johar who made this film could not believe and was never able to get over it. So for that reason after many years, his son Karan Johar remade it. The remake was very successful. The movie went on to become the first big hit of that year. The new project was handled by debutant Karan Malhotra and starred Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra.
Sholay (1975) Vs Aag (2006)
Sholay was one film when everyone was against the movie being remade. Many people were against because the director was Ram Gopal Varma. Ramu din’t disappoint anyone and gave what the audience , a very very bad remake. From worst acting to worst screenplay and being worse in every other department we could think.
Devdas (1955) Vs Devdas (2002) Vs Dev D (2008)
Devdas is one movie which has been remade in highest number of times i.e. 11 times. It was first, made into a film in 1955. After it has been remade into many languages. In hindi it was remade into in the year 2002 under the direction of Sanjay Leela Bhansali sarring SRK, Aishwarya Rai and Madhuri Dixit. It was again given a modern touch by Anurag Kashyap in the movie Dev D in the year 2008 starring Abhay Deol. All the films were super hit.