‘The film is inspired… not copied.’– said every Bollywood (remake) filmmakers, before the world accuses them of plagiarism. Smart, are they? We think not. And before you blame us for being downright pessimist, let’s say we would love to watch our stars pull off a Jim Carrey or perhaps, a Tom Cruise! But unfortunately, it seems like a far-fetched dream. Bollywood today, is brimming with many cringe-worthy remakes of blockbuster Hollywood films. Despite having an ‘inspired’ script in tow, they failed to live upto the expectations. Don’t believe us? Here are 7 of the worst Bollywood remakes that turned out to be a nightmare for those who loved the originals.
Step Mom – We Are Family
Karan Johar bought the rights of the original film. He gave us hope and then royally tortured us with the clichéd drama. Even a talent like Kajol couldn’t save the film.
Liar Liar – Kyonki Main Jhoot Nahi Bolta
Govinda apparently tried to pull off a Jim Carrey! Then we all know what happened to his career.
Reservoir Dogs – Kaante
Hollywood director, Quentin Tarantino’s classic neo-noir crime film wasn’t spared either! Kaante did no justice to the original version despite its stellar cast.
I Know What You Did Last Summer – Kuch Toh Hai
Kuch Toh Hai featured Tushar Kapoor, Anita Hassanadani and Esha Deol in the lead roles. Now, why would anybody do that to such a classic thriller?
My Best Friend’s Wedding – Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai
We all loved Julia Roberts in My Best Friend’s Wedding! But it looks like Bollywood could simply not stand our love for the film.
Back To the Future – Action Replayy
How to ruin a coming-of-age film based on time travel? Ta Da – Action Replayy!
The Italian Job – Players
Yet another royal mess ‘inspired’ by one of Hollywood blockbuster heist drama!
So, prepare yourselves as Bollywood is all set to release rollicking caper ‘Welcome to Karachi’. The film is said to be a remake of classic Hollywood flick, Dumb and Dumber. Featuring Jacky Bhagnani and Arshad Warsi in the lead, we hope this one won’t disappoint us!