Do you think, we should ban Bollywood remakes?
May 25, 2010 9:08pm CST
'Sholay' is not an ordinary film. From getting Big B to agree to play the villain as Babban to fighting it out in court against the Sippys, the producers of the original, to making grand statements about how he had seen the film more than 27 times. Ram Gopal Varma was clearly a man on a mission. Armed with oodles of money, this maverick director attempted a modern-day 'Sholay'. The plot remained the same, only the timelines and the actors (except Big B) had changed. But the result was nothing spectacular. Ramu’s extravagant and rather reckless outing has once again proved that the creative juices of Bollywood seem to have run completely dry. It also shows that India’s tinsel town can’t afford to live on borrowed ideas and recycled packaging for long. With this, Ramu has sounded the death knell on originality and killed all vestiges of aesthetic sensibilities. Should the remaking of classics/cult flicks be banned in Bollywood?
• United States
31 May 10
It sounds like Bollywood is acting like Hollywood. In Hollywood they fear change and something totally different so they remake Everything. Or they make sequel after sequel.The sad thing is there Are good writers with great ideas out there but the suits, The heads of the studios, Are afraid to give them a chance.
26 May 10
not specifically Bollywood, but i think that we should not encourage remakes of any movie.. to me, the movie is supposed to be viewed as how it was made, at the time it was made. if someone else could do a better job, then there surely is a new story that can be created without remaking the old one.. just my 2 cents
26 May 10
hi,it is very difficult to remake old classics/superduper hit movies wihout spoiling the origional assense of that film..why bollywood...it will be the same in any xxxxWOOD.... For this we can't blame,anybody,they tried,they failed..we are are afterall viewers,we can't try,or even dream.Scientists tried and developed moble technology from,mess of wires and phone fixed at one place.