Here's why Bollywood needs to stop 'remaking' films

It is from the 1990s that the commercial Bollywood has been thriving on movie remakes. Be it Baazigar or Mai Khiladi Tu Anari, these movies were copy-pasted from international movies or movies from the south. In the ’90s, the copyright laws were not that stringent, laying a pathway for the filmmakers to continue with their remake factory.

Talking about today, copyright laws have been tightened, but filmmakers continue to churn-out remakes like Coolie No.1, Jersey, Laal Singh Chaddha simply because repeating a certain template guarantees commercial success. It is time for the filmmakers and the viewers to understand that nothing can match the level of substance that an original movie carries or even the fact that people have evolved as an audience. We are not very far from the place where remakes would suffer from commercial losses, Coolie No.1 is the biggest example of that.

What is your take on remakes? Do let us know in the comments below!