Sequels often face the daunting challenge of living up to their predecessors, yet amidst disappointments like Tiger 3, there exists a shining collection of sequels that not only surpass expectations but also outshine their original counterparts. From Drishyam 2 to Tanu Weds Manu Returns, here are some of the best second helpings in movies.
Tanu Weds Manu Returns
Kangana Ranaut’s career soared after the success of Tanu Weds Manu, and its sequel surpassed expectations at the box office. Ranaut’s dual roles, along with R Madhavan and Deepak Dobriyal reprising their characters, made it one of the top-grossing films in 2015.
Initially met with skepticism, this sequel amazed audiences with Jeethu Joseph’s clever script, filled with surprises and twists. Fans eagerly await a third chapter, engrossed in speculating about the plot of Drishyam 3.
Lage Raho Munna Bhai
A sequel that captured hearts with its continuation of Gandhigiri, Munna-Circuit chemistry, romance, and witty dialogues. It even earned four National Awards and became the first Hindi film screened at the United Nations.
Gangs Of Wasseypur 2
Often considered better than its predecessor, this Anurag Kashyap film was initially shot as a single entity but released in two parts. It secured a spot on the Guardian’s list of the best movies of the 21st century.
Phir Hera Pheri
While not surpassing the original, the sequel sustained the comedic essence of the franchise, leaving audiences in stitches. The return of the original cast promises more laughter in the upcoming third installment.
This film provided the long-awaited answer to ‘Kattappa ne Baahubali ko kyu mara?’ and surpassed the success of the original, becoming a global phenomenon with record-breaking box office collections and international recognition.
The success of the Golmaal series led to the unexpected growth of the franchise, with plans for a fourth installment in the works, a testament to its continual box office success.
Krrish was the perfect sequel to Koi Mil Gaya with a different plotline yet similar. Embarking on the story of a superhero, Krrish expanded the Indian superhero genre. Hrithik Roshan’s portrayal as the titular character, along with impressive visual effects, captivated audiences. The film’s success paved the way for subsequent sequels in the franchise.
This sequel to Sarkar delved deeper into the political underworld, featuring Amitabh Bachchan in a powerful role as Subhash Nagre. Directed by Ram Gopal Varma, the film’s intense narrative and performances, including those by Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, garnered appreciation despite mixed critical reviews.
This sequel to Dhoom elevated the franchise’s adrenaline rush with high-octane action sequences and charismatic performances. Hrithik Roshan’s portrayal as a stylish thief alongside Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and the return of Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra’s characters amplified the film’s appeal, making it a box office hit.
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