When a movie is remade, the only concern in everyone’s mind is whether the remake will be able to do justice to the original. There are some films however, which are so authentic in their delivery, that even the idea of a remake would be amateur. Here are some iconic Bollywood films which should never be remade.
Guide is one of those Bollywood classics which appealed both to the audience as well as the critics. With award winning performances from Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman, guide is sure to play with you’re deepest emotions and ask you various moral and ethical questions. This love story of a Guide and a married woman is sure to leave you teary eyed.
Many are not aware of the face that Anand was actually a low budget film. With Rajesh Khanna in lead along with the supporting cast featuring greats like Amitabh Bachchan, Sumita Sanyal and Ramesh Deo, this is one film you have to watch before you die. Anand is a roller coaster ride which captures the beautiful journey of a lively man who suffers from a fatal disease. No cast can ever replicate the simple yet moving magic which Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan created throughout the film.
This one goes without saying, I think the lesser I write about this one the better, you know too that the sheer brilliance of screenplay, writing, acting, music created in this film will never be replicated.
Luckily the Golmaal franchise hasn’t produced 3 sequels to this film. This film is a rib tickling comedy which is a story of a guy and his fictional twin. This is another classic from the 70’s, Gol Maal is one of the best comedy movies Bollywood has to offer.
Masoom was the debut of the critically acclaimed director Shekhar Kapoor, and even though it was his first, it was a grand success. The acting and dialogue between the lead pair of Naseeruddin Shah and Shabana Azmi is classic. The movie is a thought provoking drama which subtly plays with the sensitive topics like marriage and infidelity. Masoom is still remembered for its songs like ‘Kaathi ka ghoda’ and ‘Tujhse naraz nahi zindagi’.
Dilwale Dulhania le Jayenge(1995)
If you were in love anywhere around 1995, you have surely visited a theatre and watched this movie. An epitome of Indian love stories, DDLJ is still the most favorite movie of many, even though you are reading this in 2016, there is a sure shot chance you know the plot. With incredible performances by Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol the love story between the pair is heartwarming.
Mr. India was slightly different to the ongoing trend of Bollywood movies. Since it was a bold attempt at Science Fiction the director Shekhar Kapoor needed career defining performances from Anil Kapoor, Sridevi and Amrish Puri. However, this concept was loved so much by everyone that it was an instant success as it hit the Box Office. Some dialogues like ‘Mogambo khush hua’ are famous even today.
Padosan is such a hilarious depiction of a love story, that by the end of the movie you’re insides will hurt.The tale of two lovers falling for each other, separating, and again meeting at the window will keep you entertained throughout. Remaking this movie, even with the best comics or actors of the country is still impossible.
Andaz Apna Apna(1994)
The first of its kind on this list, Andaz Apna Apna was actually a flop when it released. It was only a few years later that people realized the excellence of the two Khans and crime master Gogo on the screens. Eventually people understood its potential and it started receiving positive reviews.
Its been more than half a decade since this film released but the impact and popularity of this epic hasn’t decreased one bit. This black and white film broke numerous records and dominated the awards for 15 years. This is probably the most epic movie Bollywood has ever made. Words will fall short to describe everything that went right with this film. Whether its the acting, sets, screenplay, direction basically everything about this film was inch perfect.
These films are remembered even today, there was so much right with each one of them that thoughts of remaking them would be criminal. Surely these films have earned their spots in Bollywood history and remaking them will never be a good idea.