Top 5 Worst Hollywood to Bollywood Remakes
It is not a secret that Hollywood movies have inspired the Bollywood biggies to make films based on them. As the Indian audience embraces Hollywood movies the chances of recognizing a remake has phenomenally increased. However, the trend hasn’t reduced a bit over the years. As we discuss the Bollywood remakes that came a cropper at the box office, the popularity of the practice will be easily proven.
The Rani Mukherjee come back movie, ‘Dil Bole Hadippa’ is inspired by the movie ‘She’s The Man’. Amanda Bynes played the role of the protagonist in the English movie. In both the flicks, the woman takes up the disguise of a male to play her favorite sports and ends up falling in love with her team mate. The English movie revolved around the game of soccer while the Indian version showcased cricket, as it is the most popular game in India. The Hindi movie totally bombed at the box office.
‘Ugly Aur Pagli’ has its inspiration from the Hollywood movie ‘My Sassy Girl’ which in turn is influenced by an original Korean movie. Both the Korean and English versions were entertaining and hits at the box office while the Indian counterpart sunk at the box office without a stress. Mallika Sherawat’s acting or rather the lack of it is to be blamed for the debacle.
3. Kuch To Hai
Ekta Kapoor’s effort to establish her brother Tusshar Kapoor as a Bollywood hero resulted in the making of ‘Kuch To Hai’, which is a remake of world famous Hollywood movie ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’. The remake was a pathetic effort to recreate the excellent thriller. No wonder that it was a super flop.
The Amitabh Bachchan and Sanjay Dutt starrer ‘Kaante’ copied the Hollywood cult movie of Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Reservior Dogs’. Director Sanjay Gupta left no stones unturned to replicate the success of the cult movie. The Hindi version was classy and equally good but somehow the audience didn’t like it and it could not register the success that it deserved.
5. God Tussi Great Ho
Jim Carey is a great actor and superb comedian. The Hollywood flick ‘Bruce Almighty’ is a proof of his acting prowess. This Hollywood venture inspired the making of ‘God Tussi Great Ho’. However, the movie was a dud at the box office. Salman Khan played the protagonist in the Hindi movie that had Jim Carrey in the original.
Imitating success is nothing bad. As the movies have proven to be huge hits in Hollywood, it is natural to imitate them in Bollywood, in the hope of success. Such projects in Bollywood are financially attractive and get the producers easily. As the majority of Indians still do not watch English movies, the Bollywood remake flicks are almost always a fresh idea to them. However, we sure hope that this trend will gradually decrease and Bollywood will come up with its fair share of excellent plots and gripping stories that will inspire the Hollywood film makers.