This is the age of remixes and remakes. It is hard to decide whether it is because of a love for experimenting or just the lack of ideas- but how does it matter when we are getting entertained? No one would have realized that it has been more than a decade since the super hit 'Kaanta Laga' remix, which actually marked the beginning of successful song remixes. Then we had RGV's Aag which was a disaster and Agneepath in which Kaancha Cheena and Rauf Laala were more appreciated than the Vijay Deenanath Chauhan (played by Hrithik Roshan). When the remake of a movie is bad, it also somewhere ruins the image of the previous movie, which is not fair to the filmmakers who put more than their creativity and time in making those epics. There are some movies that are so perfect, no one should ever try to remake and ruin them. Here is a list of 7 of such movies:
Kal Ho Na Ho
Kal Ho Na Ho is a movie close to everyone's heart, even SRK. The casting of the movie is so on point that it is almost impossible to replicate it. The chemistry between Saif Ali Khan and Shah Rukh Khan cannot be recreated, period. This one can just be preserved frame by frame, not remade.
A Wednesday is a common man's movie. It reflects the sentiments of the people who are enduring all the crap that comes their way only to seek a better tomorrow. It cannot be altered. The most iconic part of the movie is the conversation between Anupam Kher and Naseeruddin Shah. It is an impossible job to create something like that again and match the level of the original performances.
Mera Naam Joker
Mera Naam Joker is an epic of its own kind. The story of a joker and all the women that he met in his life. It was the first time that a student was shown crushing on his school teacher. With a runtime of 4 hours and 15 minutes, the film, if remade, will not fit into the lives of people today, who are already running out of time.The success and remake of this classic can simply be considered a distant dream.
Chak De India
Can anybody but SRK create a 'Sattar Minute' moment again? No.
This film changed the way people looked at sports, especially our national sport. Anyway, a good sports film is hard to find in Bollywood's history, so might as well avoid messing with this one.
The grandeur of the sets and the magnificent performances hit another level in Mughal-E-Azam. It was a milestone set in the history of Bollywood, way before CFX and CGI became the "in" things. It was true and tangible creative work by the crew of the film. Honestly, there can only be a tribute, there cannot be another Mughal-E-Azam.
Amar Akbar Anthony
Another epic movie from the list of Bollywood epics. Making Amar Akbar Anthony at this time is quiet impossible, one because of the religious issues it will create and the other being casting budget. It is a film that is taken as an example to understand the term implausible script, and in a time where implausibility is not appreciated much, remaking this movie will just reduce the magical feeling it possesses, specially 'Shirdi Waale Sai Baba'.
Rang De Basanti
This film created a rage that still stays. It celebrates friendship, individuality, love and patriotism in a way people in real life do. The fervent emotions and originality of all the characters were the USP of Rang De Basanti. And if you make a remake, it is not original in the first place, right?
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