Bollywood Films that should be remade as they have room for improvement

R K Nayyar’s Inteqaam: a  powerful revenge about a wronged woman(Sadhana) who avenges her wrongdoer by marrying his son . The film was a showcase for the actress made by her husband.Great drama.But needs updating.

Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Jurmana: a Casanova Amitabh Bachchan seduces an innocent woman just to prove that all women are putty in his hands, and then atones for his sins. Hrishida made this one halfheartedly.

Satyen Bose’s Aasra: A man seduces and impregnates the maidservant(Mala Sinha) in  the home of his prospective wife.Very timely. Needs fine-tuning

Zarasi Zindagi: K. Balachander’s neglected gem about unemployment came 20 years too early

Faraar: Powerful story of a criminal who seeks refuge in the home of his former beloved whose husband happens to be a cop.Superbly scripted by Gulzar and a powerful trio of actors Amitabh Bachchan,Sharmila Tagore and Sanjeev Kumar in the three key roles. What went wrong?

Films that definitely should not be remade

K Asif’s Mughal-e-Azam, Shakti Samanta’s Amar Prem, Balu Mahendra’s Sadma, Yash Chopra’s Lamhe, Mahesh Bhatt’s Saaraansh and V Shantaram’s Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje.

Why? Because they are what they are.Period.



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