Its been long that Indians as a community have blamed Bollywood for copying movies and scripts from the other side of the world. However, for once, lets talk about what we’d not mind to see as an adaptation.
Here, Ten Hollywood movies we would want Bollywood to make remakes of.
1.Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind has won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. More than the movie’s story – which was fab in itself- the movie also happened to have an unmatched cast of Jim Carey and Kate Winslet. Just as the movie begins, you might not really feel like you wanna watch it or even find it interesting enough, however, as it develops, you’d only want to re-watch it. Would love to watch it with our own desi faces, tbh.
2.A walk to remember
For every kid who has ever existed and has at least once thought of reading a love story, it has to be this one. The movie that was adapted from a book of the same name by Nicholas Sparks is as simple and beautiful as it should be. There’s everything, it is all punch packed; drama, blooming love, separation resulting from tragedies. An Indo version wouldn’t hurt; possibly with Alia Bhatt and Aditya Roy Kapoor?
If there has to be a remake of this one, it has to be by the lush con-thrill director duo Abbas Mustan. This is that one movie I have never heard anyone speaking negative about. A grand on-screen robbery, executed in utmost perfection and style – no one would say no to it.
A less-heard and lesser known movie, Freedom Writers, is about this woman who decided to not give up. Erin Gruwell is motivated and has decided to take her class very seriously, fearlessly. The lass is divided, they have their walls and fences up high, every group hates the other group and she has taken it on her to unite them all. At what cost you ask? Her marriage. KalkiKoechlin is perhaps the first name that pops up in my mind for this strong and bold role.
Another one confirming to the romantic genre so as to say, Annie Hall is about this divorced Jew comedian who essentially is only contemplating his relationship with his ex lover that happened to end abruptly – alike all his other relationships ever.
Directed by Woody Allen, it is one of the contemporary classics, umm, if that term exists. Would love to see this in our own language and culture!
6.Life is Beautiful
I was actually told by my friend to watch this one for a better understating of the World War II. This movie is actually beautiful as its name, all about the relationship of a Jewish father and child who are locked in a concentration camp. The helpless father tries to make it easy for the kid, convincing him that the camp is actually a game that he needs to get through. Forget Hindi, this should be somehow made available for every one to watch. Its a delight nobody should miss.
Phenomenal, as movie buff would anyway know, this will have you hooked to the climax. This one movie is so damn beautiful and one of those any time, all time, the one that everyone MUST WATCH IT RIGHT AWAY.The ‘redemption’ in the tile is of its unique kind when it takes the form of a movie. I ca actually totally project Nasseruddin Shah playing Morgan Freeman.
An early 2000 American supernatural psychological horror film, the ring in itself, is a remake of of the 1998 Japanese horror film ‘Ringu,’ based on the novel of the same name.Though this one particular movie boasts of a very dark storyline, a Bollywood version can do wonders only for its powerfully unique storyline.
9.Gone With the Wind
The all time American classic about a manipulative woman and a rather laid back guy & their affair against all odds during the the Civil War and Reconstruction – this one is all about love. Once you watch this movie, you are bound to find yourself entwined and a part of you left behind.
Another classic on the list, well possiblybecause the classics are classics for a reason and the hard-work that goes in should be witnessed by all? The director of this one,
David Fincher, also happens to be the director of “Gone Girl.” Superb script, far beyond stunning performances and the climax with just the right twist. I would more so want to see it in the form of a Bollywood remake only to understand how far have our directors and the industry gone to be able to get inspiration from such sheer brilliance!