When it comes to movies (Hollywood or Bollywood) I cherry pick them. No Nonsense!!! No Fuss!!! No Sir, I choose movies meticulously. Of course I try to explore a plethora of genres such as Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Romance, Sci-Fi, and so on. (PS: am yet to come in terms with Horror 😛 )
Inspiration is one thing, copying is one thing, and Remaking is another; Bollywood as we know has had a long history of “Remakes” (copying if I may be precise) – this is another thing that I hate about Bollywood Movies apart from the melodrama and masala. (Please note: This does not make me a Bollywood Hater nor does this make me a Hollywood Lover.)
Official remakes and adaptations if made in a sensible manner never fail. You want examples? Sarkar (Adapted from Godfather), Omkara (Othello), Maqbool (Macbeth), the very recent Haider (Hamlet). (I am a Bhardwaj fan, and Yaaas I know Bang Bang (Knight and Day)) But what part of ‘sensible remakes’ did you guys not understand?
Anyways, let’s not debate on that. We’ll save that for another day. Here I give you 8 Movies I’d love to see remade (adapted) in Bollywood.