Anurag Kashyap one of the most original voices among contemporary directors, has succumbed to the pressure of taking the easy route to filmmaking.
It seems Bollywood is facing a more acute crisis of creativity than ever before.
In his underproduction Dobaraa Kashyap is doing a remake of a Spanish film. His first attempt to adapt from foreign sources.
The original Spanish film entitled Mirage directed by Oriol Paulo is a time-travel drama about a young mother trying to excavate her a daughter from the past. The film is available on Netflix for all to see. So why a remake?
According to sources, one of the film’s producers bought the remake rights of three of Oriol Paulo’s Spanish films together . One of them The Invisible Guest was remade into Hindi as Badlaa and featured Taapsee Pannu and Amitabh Bachchan, playing a murderous game against one another.
Dobaraa is therefore Ms Pannu’s second remake of an Oriol Paulo film. The third entitled The Body was remade with Rishi Kapoor in the lead two years ago.
This is a rather sorry space for Hindi cinema to be. In a country brimming over with a rich literary heritage filmmakers, even those known for their original works, are now taking the lazy route adapting from foreign sources.