There is a long association between Bollywood and remakes. Whether it is superstars from Salman Khan to Ajay Devgan and Akshay Kumar or other stars. Bollywood has always been making a lot of remakes of South and foreign films, but after Corona, the audience is not liking the remake films so much. This is the reason that the remake films from South to Hollywood are getting busted at the box office. Be it Hrithik Roshan’s recent release ‘Vikram Vedha’ (a remake of a Tamil film), Aamir Khan’s recent release ‘Lal Singh Chaddha’ (a remake of a Hollywood film), Shahid Kapoor’s ‘Jersey’ (a remake of a Telugu film). Remake) or Akshay Kumar’s ‘Bachchan Pandey’ (remake of Tamil film).
Despite the big stars, the audience rejected outright
Despite the big stars, all these films were rejected outright by the audience. The reason for this is that the original film remake of these films is said to be available to the audience in Hindi even before the release of the film. This was the reason that the audience had already seen his original films. Many more remake films are going to be released in the coming days. These include Ajay Devgan’s ‘Drishyam 2’ and Bhola and Karthik Aryan’s ‘Shehzada’. However, of these, ‘Drishyam 2’ and ‘Shehzada’ are not available in Hindi for the audience. But Bhola’s original film ‘Kaithi’ is available in Hindi on OTT.
The craze of remake films has decreased
Regarding this, Girish Johar, producer and film business analyst says, ‘It is true that now the craze of remake films has decreased in the Hindi film industry. The budget of Bollywood remake films becomes very high, due to which they have to struggle to become a hit. As happened with Hrithik’s recent release Vikram Vedha. Its budget is being told by the makers of the film to be around 200 crores. While the budget of the original Tamil Vikram Vedha was barely in double. This is what is happening to us with most of the remake films here. In the era of pan India films, now the public has started knowing the stars of South from house to house. Apart from this, even before the release of the Hindi remake film on OTT, if the audience shows the South’s or foreign film in Hindi, then it reduces the value of the remake. Due to this, the audience avoids going to the cinema to see the remake film. However, even if the film to be remade is not available in Hindi, the audience can watch it once.
Producer will think whether to make a remake or not
Film trade analyst Komal Nahta says, ‘The trailer of Hrithik Roshan’s film Vikram Vedha was liked by the people, so there was discussion in the film trade that the opening of the film would be at least 18 to 20 crores. But when the film earned only 9.5 crores on the first day, everyone was surprised. This probably happened because Vikram Vedha is a remake of a Tamil film, whose name was also Vikram Vedha. Those who do not watch Tamil, Telugu movies also knew that the film of this name had come. Nowadays all the content is available on OTT platforms, satellite channels and on YouTube. The content of the film is available on OTT platforms with subtitles and dubbing in different languages. In such a situation, many people had seen that content. Therefore, when a South remake is made, it is already being discussed so much that even those who do not know, they also watch the dubbed version of the film made in South online. Therefore, the opening of the Hindi film to be released on it becomes weak. In such a situation, now the producers of Bollywood will think many times whether we should make a remake or not.