Bollywood has lost its originality as it indulges in endless movie remakes for the sake of profits. For some time now, Bollywood moviemakers have started picking up tried and tested storylines from regional films to serve their audience. While some remakes did hit the mark, there are many which failed to even come close to the originals. These remakes were either unnecessary as they didn’t add any value to the original, or failed to create the same magic for their audience.
Have a look at the films that were remade but were completely unnecessary and a waste of time & money:
1. Kick and Kick
The first unnecessary remake on the list is Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez starrer Kick. Yes, Kick is a remake of a 2009 Telugu action comedy that stars Ravi Teja & Illeana. With logic-defying action stunts and a sloppy plot, this movie is a remake that we never needed!
2. Mimi and Mala Aai Vhhaychy!
Mimi is an adaptation of the path-breaking Marathi film Mala Aai Vhaychay, which was released a decade ago. Mimi tried to initiate a dialogue on surrogacy but couldn’t capture the audience’s attention as Mala Aai Vhaychay did! Unlike the original, Mimi lacked a more realistic approach in its storytelling which deprived the plot of much-needed emotional essence.
3. Dhadak and Sairat
The remake of Sairat, Dhadak marked the debut of Janhvi Kapoor. The movie focuses on a very crucial topic of honor killing, but suffers due to Bollywood’s ‘filmy’ point of view.
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4. Ok Jaanu and O Kadhal Kanmani
Focused on modern-day complex relationships, Ok Jaanu is the remake of Mani Ratnam’s OK Kanmani (O Kadhal Kanmani). While the original movie captured innocence and love, the remake had much less to offer to its fans, except PDA. Though the audience loved the original, the remake miserably bombed at the box office!
5. Kabir Singh and Arjun Reddy
Without working on the flaws of the original movie – Arjun Reddy, the makers brought the remake of the same toxic movie to a larger audience. With the glorification of the sexist protagonist and toxic masculinity, Kabir Singh is a remake that we never needed!
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6. Laxmii and Kanchana
Like the original Tamil hit Kanchana, Akshay Kumar starrer Laxmii focuses on the ostracization of the trans-community but for a limited time. Even though the original is equally problematic as the remake; it manages to pull some laughs that remake fails to!
7. Tevar and Okkadu
With a unique plot and strong lead, Mahesh Babu’s action-packed film Okkadu created the magic that the remake Arjun Kapoor’s Tevar couldn’t.
8. Ekk Deewana Tha and Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa
Ekk Deewana Tha was a scene-to-scene remake of the romantic Tamil film Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa. However, the two films differed at the climax that became the real game-changer. While the original was a hit, the remake fell flat on the box office!
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9. Simmba and Temper
The remake of the 2015-Telugu hit film Temper, Ranveer Singh starrer Simba failed to create a similar buzz as that to the original.
10. Durgamati and Bhaagamathie
Bhumi Pednekar’s Durgamati is the Hindi remake of the Tamil bilingual film Bhaagamathie, which starred Anushka Shetty in the lead. In the list of poorly adapted movies, this horror thriller is another failed attempt that couldn’t match up to the original.
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Dear Bollywood, with changing times, your audience is changing too. If you can’t add value to the original, please stop serving the badly made remakes to the audience. It is better to watch a movie with subtitles than watch a badly made remake!