Remakes Give Youths A Chance To Revisit Original Films

Priyanka Chopra who was the leading lady in Don 2 says that remakes helps new generation to be aware of original movies. She would be next seen in Agneepath releasing on 26th January which is a remake of the 1990-film – starring Bachchan as Vijay Dinanath Chauhan – played by Hrithik Roshan. “Junglee Billi” visit is a complete surprise.

In Agneepath Priyanka essays the role of a Maharashtrian girl- Kaali. This is the second time she is playing the role of Maharashtrian girl.  To the mediapersons she says that she was labelled a ‘junglee’ because she too has her roots in Bihar. As the presser came to a close, she, however, clarified like the girls in Bihar who have showed admirable qualities and resilience and stood up to all difficulties with courage and persistence even during the ‘jungle raj’. She too is proud of her roots and her ‘junglee’ traits.

Remaking is a tribute to cinema. It’s for today’s generation to watch these movies. As time goes on the Hollywood seems to run out of ideas of what to do for movies and has resorted to just turning tons of books into movies or just remaking ones from the past over and over. The preview for a remake of Footloose was thought to be another one. But as it went on it was seen to be closer to the musical version than the movie. It just got me interested in what all of you guys thought. I even heard about a possible Dirty Dancing remake. Should they just leave the classics alone? That’s why they’re classics right?

“I personally believe they just need to do something new! Leave the classics alone and don’t take the risk that you’ll screw it up and ruin everything!!! Especially if you are going to change the plot make it a sequel if you must make it at all…. people at least expect those to suck!”

Abhishek Bachchan says that Indian cinema does not simply copy earlier hit films. Bollywood movies are often targeted for copying from Hollywood movies. Forget the music, even the scripts and screenplay of most Bollywood movies are copied from Hollywood movies. Memento was first copied by a Tamil film and then the makers of Ghajini made up an excuse that they were simply remaking that Tamil film in Hindi.