Bollywood has found the new obsession of remaking old movies. In recent times, we have witnessed some really bad remakes of old movies – Coolie No.1, Aaj Kal, Judwaa, and many more. And no one would deny that the new remakes are the ruined versions. So, before Bollywood decides to ruin some of our favorite Hindi films with a remake, here we are with a humble request. Dear Bollywood, please leave these 15 perfect movies alone and don’t ruin them with your remakes.
No one would deny that Anand is one of the finest movies that Bollywood has ever made. And, if Bollywood plans to product a remake, then it would be criminal. No one can re-create the magic of this movie!
The story is about a man called Anand, who is terminally ill. But, rather than giving up on his life, he sets out to live his last days to the fullest. His doctor, Bhaskar, undergoes metamorphosis due to his optimism and decides to write a book on Anand. This movie captures friendship in the simplest yet most beautiful way!
2. A Wednesday
Sorry, Bollywood but you can’t beat the powerful storytelling of this movie. It’s simply not possible to live up to the original. So, please don’t ruin this original with your remake!
A Wednesday is a movie that captures the brilliant point about the common man enduring all the shit that comes his way only for him to lash out one day.
3. Chak De! India
Let’s face it – a good sports movie is a rarity in Bollywood. And, we believe it is impossible for Bollywood to replicate the motivational moments of Chak De! India – one of the classics, which needs to be saved from any remake!
4. Andaz Apna Apna
As they say, Andaz Apna Apna is not a movie, it is a sentiment. We don’t think Bollywood be able to beat the on-screen chemistry of the famous Amar-Prem. Additionally, given the changing taste of the audience, we believe this comedy just won’t feel the same!
Let’s face it – we don’t have the talent to fit in the shoes of Dilip Kumar and Madhubala. We don’t have actors, who can pull the ‘royal’ vibe with authority and suave and that’s the reason why Mughal-e-Azam should never be remade.
6. Mother India
Regarded as the gold standard of cinema, Bollywood should never dare to remake Mother India. Nothing will ever match its brilliance.
There are very few Bollywood actors, who have left their mark on the film industry. And, one such finest actor is Guru Dutt.
The movie Pyaasa is one of few classics that laid the foundation of the Indian film industry and if Bollywood even attempts to remake it, it’ll fall flat on the huge expectations!
An admirable thriller with powerful performances of Urmila Matondkar and Manoj Bajpayee, the remake of this movie would be a useless attempt as it can’t be better than the original!
From music like Chalo Dildaar Chalo, to beautiful sets, to the sheer melody of the thumris; the magic of Pakeezah will never be matched. And, sorry Bollywood but we don’t have actors who can recreate the brilliance of Meena Kumari.
10. Chupke Chupke
No one can deny that we don’t have a single Bollywood director who’ll be as good at comedy as Hrishikesh Mukherjee. So, dear Bollywood don’t even think of recreating the magic, because sorry you can’t! Neither we have a director who can pull off a successful remake, nor we have the actors to do the same.
11. Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron
This dark satire on the contemporary politics of the country, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron is one another perfect movie, that we don’t Bollywood dare to remake. Not being a huge success instantly, this movie turned out to be a cult classic. It would be really difficult to match up with the powerful performances by actors like Naseeruddin Shah, Pankaj Kapoor, Om Puri and many more!
This movie is too close to our hearts to be touched by anyone! This movie captures the journey of a successful Indian scientist, who returns to an Indian village to take his nanny to America with him and in the process rediscovers his roots. The movie shows the life of rural India and honestly, in the end, will make you hopeful.
It is quite amazing how Iqbal still manages to make you feel the same emotions you felt at the time you first saw it. This movie is a simple feel-good flick that should be left as it is.
Being one of our childhood favorite thrillers, we expect Baazigar to be left alone. As plot twist is the real deal and if once everyone knows it, a remake seems useless.
15. Khosla ka Ghosla
No one would deny that this movie capturing the tale of a middle class male ‘losing the plot’ against a builder is so perfect that it should be left as is.