Remakes are the order of the day, and with the amount of money riding on these movies, it would only make sense for the audience to want some of the most memorable movies made into a new one by any of the grittier and more intense directors around today. We look at the three movies that would make for interesting Bollywood remakes today.
The epic Bollywood movie to end all epics, Khuda Gawah was a movie ahead of its time, and unfortunately the audience couldn’t appreciate the movie. Starring Amitabh Bachchan as a passionate and straight forward Pathan who achieves his love, and then gives it up for a promise to a police man, the movie has Nagarjuna, Shilpa Shirodkar, Kiran Kumar, Danny Dengzonpa and Vikram Gokhale playing some of the most stellar characters of modern times. This was one of the first and only movies to be shot in Afghanistan, and did complete justice to the beauty that the place has to offer.
Khuda Gawah is famous not just for the direction, but also the art direction and action sequences. The high octane climax is something that was rarely seen in Bollywood movies. In fact, the entire movie is peppered with what can be considered to be epic sequences. Danny Dengzonpa also played a career best role as the trusty Pathan’s aide.
If you thought that a flawed protagonist was something that has come recently to Bollywood, think again. Gambler stars Govinda as a police officer who finds out that he suffering from a deathly disease, and has a few days to live. The police officer is now troubled about how his family will make their ends meet after he dies, but finds out one day that if he dies on duty, his family will make more money. He now has a deathwish, to die on duty, and because of this, the corrupt and cowardly cop pits himself against some of the biggest goons in the city.
Of course, because it was a nineties movie, it is found out that there was an error in the medical tests, and therefore he is hale and hearty, but that can definitely be twisted a bit to add to the dark and ironic movies that are making their presence felt in Bollywood today.
Appu Raja is not strictly a Bollywood movie, because it is a South side movie made by the Maestro Kamal Haasan, but it is definitely one that can be remade within a blink. Appu Raja tells the story of twins, whose father is killed by evil goons, and mother is given poisoned. One of the boys is born with a deformity, which makes him perfect for the circus, while another becomes a roadside Romeo. The deformed man finds out about his father’s killers, and decides to kill all of them one by one. While the concept is interesting, even the ways of killing that Appu chooses are a marvel. This script and screenplay is definitely something that is worthy of the graphics and technology that is available today.
These are our favorites when it comes remakes of Bollywood movies. Which ones are your? Tell us in the comments section!