List of Films That Bollywood Should Never Try To Remake

Bollywood is famous for Remaking old Bollywood Classic Movies, but you Just cant remake these epic films again in Hindi Cinema. We have many Remakes of old Bollywood films like Shahrukh Khan Did the remake of Don and Devdas, Hrithik Roshan in Agneepath Remake, Ramcharan and Priyanka Chopra in Zanjeer Remake.

And when Bollywood tried remaking Epic Bollywood films they become disasters, like Ram Gopal Verma ki Aag, Zanjeer, and Umrao Jaan.

List of Films That Bollywood Should Never Try To Remake

Also Read: Top 5 Super Flop Bollywood Remakes

Pyaasa (1957)

Pyaasa Gurudutt Classic movie
Gurudutt in Pyaasa

Pyaasa movie directed and produced by Guru Dutt starring Guru Dutt himself in the lead role along with Mala Sinha, Waheeda Rehman and music was given by S.D. Burman. The movie revolves around a struggling poet and prostitute who helps him with get his work published. It was based on the real life story of Sahir Ludhianvi who gave the lyrics to this movie song, Pyaasa was included in Time’s top 100 Films.

Do Ankhen Barah Haath (1958)

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A Still from Do Ankhen Barah Hath

This movie is directed and produced by V. Shantaram starring himself in the lead role opposite to Sandhya. The music was given by Vasant Desai along with lyrics by Bharat Vyas. This movie is considered to be one of the best classics in Hindi cinema and is inspired by human psychology. It revolves around the story of a young jail warden who accomplishes himself with his hard work and dedication.

Mughal-e-Azam (1960)

dilip kumar in Mughal e azam
Dilip Kumar in Mughal E Azam

Mughal-e-Azam movie starring Dilip Kumar with Madhubala, Prithviraj Kapoor and Durga Khote is directed by Karimuddin Asif. It is based on a historical love epic between Mughal Price Salim and a court dancer, Anarkali. This film broke all the records at the box office and won National Film Award as well. Talking particularly about this film’s genre, it is the one which created a benchmark for all the movies under the same category.

Guide (1965)

Guide Dev Anand Hindi Movie Still
A Still from Guide

Guide is a movie directed by Vijay Anand and produced by Dev Anand starring Dev Anand himself in the lead role opposite to Waheeda Rehman. It is a romantic drama Hindi film which is based on R.K. Narayan’s applauded novel, The Guide. It was a box office hit and considered to be one of the best masterpieces in Hindi cinema. The story revolves around a struggling Guide who gave shelter to a prostitute and eventually everyone turns against him.

Anand (1971)

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Rajesh Khanna in Anand

Anand movie is directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee starring Amitabh Bachchan and Rajesh Khanna in lead roles. The story is being written by Gulzar, Bimal Dutta along with Biren Tripathy, D.N. Mukherjee, and Hrishikesh Mukherjee. It was one of the best Hindi films in Bollywood and was a major hit at the box office. The story revolves around an author Dr. Bhaskar (Amitabh Bachchan) and his best friend Anand (Rajesh Khanna) who dies due to intestinal cancer, Although Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna story, was little similar to the movie but it was also different in many ways.

Sholay (1975)

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Amjad Khan and Sanjeev Kumar in a Famous Scene

Sholay is being considered to be one of the marvelous pieces of Hindi action-adventure film which is being directed by Ramesh Sippy starring Sanjeev Kumar, Hema Malini, Dharmendra, Amitabh Bachchan, Amjad Khan and Jaya Bhaduri. The music is being composed by R.D. Burman and screenplay by Salim-Javed. The story revolves around two best friends Jai and Veeru being hired by a retired police officer Thakur to entrance a dacoit Gabbar Singh. Sholay was re-released in 3D in January 2014.

Also Read: All Hit Dialogues of Sholay

Deewar (1975)

Amitabh Bachchan in Deewar Coolie
Amitabh Bachchan in Deewar

Deewar movie was directed under the Yash Chopra productions starring Neetu Singh, Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Praveen Babi, Nirupa Roy and many more. The story is purely based on the Indian disruptive politics in the early 70s and talks about the story of 2 needy brothers who were deceived by their family because of their fake idealism and then followed their struggles on the Mumbai streets, Rajnikanth is in the remake of Deewar in Tamil.

Also Read: All Hit Dialogues of Deewar

Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)

Team Lagaan and Aamir Khan
Lagaan Cricket Team

This movie directed by Ashutosh Gowariker and produced by Aamir Khan and Mansoor Khan starring Aamir Khan and Gracy Singh in lead roles. The story is narrated by Amitabh Bachchan and music is given by A.R. Rahman. The story revolves around the Victorian era of British Raj where the villagers were oppressed by heavy taxes.

Also Read: Review of Chale Chalo Lunacy of Film Making (Documentary on Lagaan)

3 Idiots (2009)

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Madhavan, Aamir and Sharman Joshi in 3 Idiots

3 Idiots is a movie by Rajkumar Hirani and Vidhu Vinod Chopra starring Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Boman Irani, Sharman Joshi and R. Madhavan. It is one of the best Indian comedy-drama films about the youngsters inspired from Chetan Bhagat’s novel, Five Point Someone. The film broke all the records and uses real inventions. Its remake in Tamil version is ‘Nanban’ was also a hit but you cant remake this movie in Hindi again. That Tamil movie was for Tamil Audience.

Gangs of Wasseypur Series (2012 & 2013)

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GOW 1 Scene with Tigmanshu Dhulia and Manoj Bajpai

The Series of the films is directed by Anurag Kashyap and revolves around an Indian state, Jharkhand especially the coal mafia area of Dhanbad. The story ranges to be set in the early 1940s up to mid of 1990s portraying politics, power struggles and retribution between criminal families, and You are a true Gangs of Wasseypur Fan then you will not tolerate its remake. Because this movie is very close to their fans.

There are many other movies also which can be added to the list like, Tare Zameen Par, Munna Bhai Series, Gadar Ek Prem Katha.

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