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Coolie No. 1 Remake: Do we really need - 'A remake of a remake'?

It seems that mainstream Bollywood filmmakers are dry on ideas now...

Published: Tuesday,Jul 23, 2019 07:34 AM GMT-06:00
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Coolie No.1 and Chinna Mapillai

The legendary filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock's one of the most popular quote goes by, "To make a great film you need three things- the script, the script and the script". 

However, it seems that a few of mainstream Bollywood filmmakers have improvised this quote as they feel 'To make a great film (commercially great but do we care about content?) you need three things- the remake, the remake and the remake (because there's a scarcity of scripts)'

Talking about the same- there are many Bollywood remakes or sequels coming up this year or in 2020 be it Pati Patni Aur Woh, Bhool Bhoolaiya 2, Aaj Kal and many more.

The Coolie No 1 remake is actually 'a remake of a remake'. Yes, you heard it right, David Dhawan's 1995 'so-called cult classic' which featured Govinda and Karisma Kapoor in the lead was actually a remake of 1993 Tamil film 'Chinna Mapillai'. The film was also remade in Kannada and Telugu languages.

Earlier, the 2017 film Judwa 2 which was a sequel of the 1997 film featuring Salman Khan as the protagonist was also based on the same storyline of its original version. For the unknown, Judwaa was also a remake of the 1994 Telugu film 'Hello Brother'.

Meanwhile, actor Varun Dhawan will lead the official remake of Coolie No. 1. Varun who has been so impressive in films like Badlapur and October does he really need to do films like Judwaa 2 and Coolie No.1 remake?

Remakes of classics is not a bad idea but then 'a remake of a remake' is totally disappointing! With sensationalization of content, in-turn it leads to losing its authenticity. What's your say? Comment your views below.

(The following written piece is an opinion based article and any views or opinions presented in this article belong solely to the writer and do not represent it as the whole of the organization)

Govinda David Dhawan Coolie No. 1 

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