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This year,viewers can expect an impressive lineup of sequels and remakes....

Written by Onkar Kulkarni | Published:January 6, 2012 3:47 pm

This year,viewers can expect an impressive lineup of sequels and remakes

Sequels have become the order of the day for the Hindi film industry,what with the Munna Bhai and Golmaal franchise striking gold at the box office. Though sceptics might think that sequels are an easy way out for filmmakers who are running short of original ideas,directors believe that it’s a good way to draw audiences to theatres. Firstly because viewers are already familiar with the brand and secondly they are curious to see what’s in store in the forthcoming instalments. Last year,Murder 2 and Don 2 did reasonably well.

In 2012 too,movie buffs can enjoy Dabangg 2,Raaz 3,Race 2,Jannat 2 and Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai 2.

After Wanted,Bodyguard,Ready and Singham (all remakes of South Indian films) became blockbusters,this year filmmakers are remaking earlier hit Hindi movies. While producer Karan Johar is paying an ode to his father Yash Johar,by remaking his 1990 classic Agneepath,comedy king David Dhawan is helming the 1980 Sai Paranjpye film Chashme Buddoor. When the first look of Agneepath was unveiled few months back,first-time director Karan Malhotra admitted that though he was taking on a huge challenge by remaking Agneepath,he has treated the film differently. Though the 1990 film showcased Amitabh Bachchan battling Danny Denzongpa,the new version has Hrithik Roshan,a younger Vijay Dinanath Chauhan,taking on the formidable Kancha Cheena (Sanjay Dutt). Whether this ‘David versus Goliath’ approach will work for the times,remains to be seen.

Housefull 2

What’s hot: The film reprises Akshay,Riteish Deshmukh and Boman,it also has Amitabh Bachchan (in a cameo),Mithun Chakraborty,John Abraham,Jacqueline Fernandez,Randhir Kapoor,Rishi Kapoor,Zarine Khan,Shazahn Padamsee,and Shreyas Talpade. The film has a different plot vis-a-vis the earlier film and promises to deliver extra action,fun and comedy.

Kya Super Kool Hai Hum

What’s hot: The film has Riteish Deshmukh and Tusshar taking a road trip to Goa in search of love,which further leads to comedy of errors. The new version replaces Neha Dhupia and Isha Koppikar with Sarah Jane Dias and Neha Sharma.

Agneepath

What’s hot: Hrithik Roshan,who steps in the shoes of Amitabh Bachchan as Vijay Dinanath Chauhan,will be seen on a journey from Mandwa to Mumbai,on a lookout for his father’s killer. Sanjay Dutt’s Kancha Cheena,the main villain,has been highly appreciated for his looks. Also interesting Rishi Kapoor essaying a rare negative role.

Chashme Buddoor

What’s hot: This remake of the 1981 film has Ali Zafar step into the shoes of Farooque Shaikh,while south actor Siddharth will play the role of late Ravi Baswani. Director David Dhawan plans to rope in Anupam Kher in a triple role of three brothers.

Jannat 2

What’s hot: While the 2008 release,Jannat showcased an expose on cricket betting,the 2012 version will have a different plot revolving around illegal trading of arms and ammunition and will be set in Delhi. The film has Emraan romancing newbie Esha Gupta and also stars Randeep Hooda.

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