Past forward

Past forward

With movies like 'Judwaa' and 'Ittefaq' being the latest entrants in the list of remakes, it is clear that Bollywood is turning to the old classics for inspiration. But while some are looking forward to seeing how the latest crop of actors recreate these, many others would like to stick to the original.  Bengalureans share their thoughts on this with Metrolife.  

 

Dipanwita Das, model

"According to me, remake movies do not have creative originality. They always modify and add a little, this creates less impact on the audience unlike the original one. I believe that these movies do not make much difference until and unless popular actors act in it."

 

Zeeshan Akhtar, musician

"The storyline is the most important aspect for a movie to be a hit. And while remaking a movie, directors tend to add new things to the script, which ruins the
organic essence. Also, the new actors try hard to bring out the same kind of emotions. For example, I just couldn't watch Varun Dhawan in 'Judwaa 2' because Salman had already set the level high in 'Judwaa'. The same goes for the movie 'Don'."

 

Vineeth, a sculptor

"People will compare the original to the remade movie. For example, the Bollywood movie 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa' was a remake of the Malayalam film 'Manichitrathazhu'. In the process of making it all over again, we lost so much of the content. If we see, not many remakes were big hits. I, as a movie lover, would rather watch the classic."

 

Lisa Susan Abraham, a student

"I feel it depends on the genre. While a remake of a romantic movie can turn out to be good, an action-packed commercial movie, with no value to offer, will be a total disaster. These days, producers are into this trend as a money-making business. Classic movies are meant to be watched in the glamour of black and white."

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