The Reluctant Bollywood and The Undying Remake Trend

The Reluctant Bollywood and The Undying Remake Trend

Bollywood, like any other industry, has its highs and lows. One such low point was witnessed until recently when Shah Rukh Khan, often referred to as the “King of Bollywood,” revived the industry with a string of massive back-to-back 1000 crore films. His success paved the way for a series of decent hits, rejuvenating an industry that seemed to be struggling.

However, despite this revival, Bollywood filmmakers appear to be slow learners, especially when it comes to certain trends like OTT and remakes. While many in the Telugu industry are shying away from remakes after experiencing setbacks like Chiranjeevi’s ‘Bhola Shankar,’ Bollywood seems to be embracing them with open arms, with as many as eight remakes currently in the making.

Let’s take a look at some of these upcoming remakes:

‘Shaitaan’ – starring Ajay Devgn, R. Madhavan, and Jyotika, is a remake of the Gujarati film ‘Vash.’

‘Baby John’ – starring Varun Dhawan, Keerthy Suresh, and Wamiqa Gabbi, is a remake of Vijay’s ‘Theri.’

‘Sarfira’ – starring Akshay Kumar and Radhika Madan, is a remake of Suriya’s ‘SooraraiPottru.’

‘Mrs.’ – starring Sanya Malhotra, is a remake of the Malayalam film ‘The Great Indian Kitchen.’

‘Love Today’ – a Tamil remake.

‘Naandhi’ – a Telugu remake starring Ajay Devgn.

‘Joseph’ – a Malayalam remake starring Sunny Deol.

‘Comali’ – a Tamil remake starring Arjun Kapoor.

While remakes are not uncommon in Bollywood, the current trend raises questions about the industry’s originality and its ability to adapt to changing audience preferences, especially in the era of OTT dominance. It remains to be seen how many of these remakes will find success and whether Bollywood will continue to rely on this trend to sustain its momentum.

In conclusion, while Shah Rukh Khan’s success has undoubtedly breathed new life into Bollywood, the industry must remain vigilant and innovative to stay relevant in an ever-evolving entertainment landscape