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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|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 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|
|I haven't seen the original of Parineeta. Now I shall definitely see it. - Sandhya Rani - 3 years ago|
|@Kalyani, I also didn't like SRK's Devdas. Critics also have same opinion - Sandhya Rani - 3 years ago|
|@ 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|
|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|
|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|
|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|