Hollywood movies I would like to see in Hindi
Though I am not related to the entertainment industry in anyway, I have always believed that I would do a good job directing a movie with star cast of my choice:-) There would be no cheesy lines, no jumping back and forth between Swiss Alps and Mumbai in a matter of a heartbeat, no glamor doll heroine standing there looking pretty for absolutely no reason what so ever, while still preserving the essence of Bollywood . Thankfully, there are a bunch of new Bollywood directors, who have gone ahead and made some wonderful movies, both immensely watchable and somewhat successful commercially. Wake Up Sid, Rocket Singh, Tere Bin Laden etc come to mind.
There are a few Hollywood movies I would like to see made in Hindi, with proper credits and all. Karan Johar take notice ;-)
1. Venus, starring Peter O'Toole.
Somehow I believed I would make this movie one day with yours truly and Dev Anand as the leading star cast, before Dev Anand's death. I know, silly me. I am not a star kid, who is going to launch me?
2. Something's Gotta Give, starring Jack Nicholson & Diane Keaton
Its a light hearted comedy and you gotta love Jack Nicholson. If you have not seen it already, it is a war of the sexes. Nicholson is a jackass who dates only younger women and Keaton is a successful novelist/playwright who is too afraid to let the hair down. They meet through her daughter who is dating Nicholson, and then one comic incident after another they fall in love.
3. How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying: Starring Robert Morse
It is the title of a best selling book from the 50's, has been adapted on screen (1967) and Broadway (many times) and is an absolute delight to watch. The title is pretty self explanatory. If you have access to Netflix, watch it on instant streaming if you have not already. I would love to see a good Hindi version of it starring Ranbir Kapoor. Only that lad can do justice to this goof-ball of a movie.
4. Ghostbusters, starring the lovable Bill Murray
This 80's comedy is a classic. In my opinion, nobody has a better sarcastic comic timing than Bill Murray. If you have not seen this movie, then you are missing something; it's pure gooey, slimy fun. Bill Murray and friends come up with a device to catch ghosts, thus trying to get rid of supernatural presence from New York City, but somehow things backfire and land them in a slimy mess.
5. Le Dîner de Cons, starring Thierry Lhermitte
Though not a Hollywood movie, it is a movie mentioning nonetheless.
What do you guys think? Share your thought please.