The trend of remakes has generally led to embarrassing duds like Umrao Jaan, Victoria No 203 and Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag. Even if Farhan Akhtar's Don scored at the box office, it didn't really garner 'wow' responses as far reviews go.
At the same time, sprucing up oldies like Jab Jab Phool Khile and Duvidha into Raja Hindustani and Paheli has proved to work well.
Indeed, there's something so singularly fun about planning a potential remake of a incredible film, on paper, of course. For one, the original has nothing to lose. It gets fresh mileage and additional
rediff.com fancies some such possibilities.
PS: And you dear readers, tell us, which movies would you care to see remade with whom and why.
Hrishikesh Mukherjee's sensitive portrayal of marital life troubled by jealousy and rivalry seems like a relevant story in today's cut-throat scene.
And who better than real-life couple Abhishek and Aishwarya to carry on the legacy of Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan's richly played parts. They have great chemistry and, under nifty direction, could deliver the goods too.
Speaking of which, one cannot think of a more suitable filmmaker than Mani Ratnam to helm this tender tale of a relationships and ego. That A R Rahman will provide a soul-stirring soundtrack is simply taken for granted.
Text: Sukanya Verma
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