Some film remakes actually impress, others just leave us stressed. See which is which on page 16. Until then, here’s a little preview
Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam: The innocence of love and deep-seated passion for Choti Bahu made the film special.
Agneepath: “Poora naam, Vijay Dinanath Chauhan!” The audience went hysterical.
Don: AB’s don was the real deal – cases full of money, long cars and arm candy like Zeenat.
Devdas: Dilip Kumar’s was iconic. Shah Rukh’s was the lover every girl pined for.
Sholay: Jai, Veeru, Gabbar, Basanti, Thakur and Dhanno… You know the drill.
Umrao Jaan: Rekha stole the show in this movie. Her mujras, nakhras and adayein left everyone speechless.
Gol Maal: Two names you need to remember: Ramprasad Dashrathprasad Sharma and Bhavani Shankar. Eeeesh!
Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster: There are guns, gaalis and a lot of gangster-baazi. And now a sequel of the remake. Too much, you think?
Agneepath: History repeats itself. But this time, the seetis were reserved for Kancha Cheena and Rauf Lala.
Don: SRK’s character stuttered and overacted. Even the girls were boring.
Dev.D: Well, Devdas gave up on dhoti for extra-low jeans, alcohol for crack, and love for lust. Not bad.
Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag: Ram Gopal Varma ki aaaarrrggghhh! Do we need to say more?
Umrao Jaan: Aishwarya Rai tried really hard and so did JP Dutta. The audience didn’t care. No one watched the movie.
Bol Bachchan: They claim that Bol Bachchan is the official remake of Gol Maal. In the filmmaker’s head maybe!
From HT Brunch, March 31
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