Best remake of a Bollywood film....

Similar to sequels, remake of old Bollywood classics is also a trendsetter. Such experiments have been done in the 1950s too (I would like to avoid mythological/historical films/drama which have been repeatedly made in Bollywood). Don, Chashme Badhoor, Seeta Aur Geeta, Zanjeer, Agneepath, Devdas, Himmatwala, Umrao Jaan, Khubsoorat (an inspirational plot only), Golmaal, Sholay , Karz, Saheb Biwi Aur Ghulam.... list is very large.

 

My personal choice is Mother India. Quite surprising, it's original 'Aurat' too was directed by Mehmood Khan. Definitely remake is better than original. Can you find a few more such remakes, which exceeded in quality than its original. Chaalbaaz (remake of Seeta Aur Geeta) and Don are a few more which kept the standard of originals. I would like to mention Dev D - a modern take on Devdas, and the movie is quite outstanding.

 

Khiladi - the first one of the installment was heavily borrowed from Khel Khel Mein, and I should say both the movies are good.

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Sandhya Rani
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Hum Aapke hai kaun was the remake of Nadiya ke paar...Both movies of Rajshri production. While one had a rural set up with rural India characters, the other was a like a fairy tale in a urban setup with rich characters. Both were super hit with a hit music.

Don the recent remake also was hit though Amitabh surely was better than Shahrukh

Arunima Singh
Answered 3 years ago
Arunima Singh
Sandhya Rani Yes yes... after Mother India, Hum Aapke hai kaun is perhaps the most popular Hindi remakes. I would like to add this movie as well. - Sandhya Rani - 3 years ago

I cannot think of a single film that was good  or better or even close to the original except probably Parineeta which was reasonably good  although not as good as the original . Devdas was the most disappointing with its garish sets ..

usha manohar
Answered 3 years ago
usha manohar
Kalyani Nandurkar I agree, Parineeta was okay and the only best part of the film was Vidya Balan's acting while Devdas was reduced to a magnum opus Bhansali style and Kiron Kher's screeching totally ruined it further. - Kalyani Nandurkar - 3 years ago
Sandhya Rani I haven't seen the original of Parineeta. Now I shall definitely see it. - Sandhya Rani - 3 years ago
Sandhya Rani @Kalyani, I also didn't like SRK's Devdas. Critics also have same opinion - Sandhya Rani - 3 years ago
usha manohar @ Kalyani Parineeta had a couple of beautifully pictured songs and good acting , the climax though was badly done. @ Sandhya the original of Parineeta us a true classic in Bimal Roy's typical style , .. - usha manohar - 3 years ago

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Hum Aapke Hai Kaun

simmi
Answered 3 years ago
simmi

Yes Mother India is better than Aurat. Most of remake of old films are floops. Only Dil Hai Kai Manta Nahi, remake of Chori-Chori is hit one.

anil
Answered 3 years ago
anil
Sandhya Rani Khiladi was super hit, also Chaalbaaz, Nigahein, Don, Dev Das etc.... I think we people are not able to accept remakes of several classics - Sandhya Rani - 3 years ago
Sandhya Rani Dil Hai Kai Manta Nahi is a new piece of knowledge to me. Om Shanti Om's climax is fully copied from Madhumati, and it borrowed plots from Khudrat and Karz too - Sandhya Rani - 3 years ago

Thinking of remakes.... the name that comes to my mind is Devdas.. with aish madhuri and srk... it was a remake of an old devdas with Dileep sir... Though i have not seen the old one... i liked the new one :):)

Divya
Answered 3 years ago
Divya
Sandhya Rani I think Devdas holds the record of an Indian book with maximum screen adaptions. Have you seen its Malayalam remake in the 1980s? Quite co-incidence real name of its heroine is Parvathy - Sandhya Rani - 3 years ago

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