In Bollywood, movies are usually inspired/copied from Hollywood but this post is about movies that could have an official remake in Bollywood.
Synopsis: Based on the highly acclaimed novel by Christopher Priest, The Prestige is set against the backdrop of Victorian London. It is the mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.
Ever since I saw this movie I have thought they should remake this movie in Hindi with Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan. It would need great writing skills to adapt this movie into the Indian context but I think it would be great if Aamir and SRK starred in a movie like this. I think the real life rivalry will add to the movie. Hugh Jackman’s role will have to be made more even with Christian Bale’s role though.
My choices. Aamir Khan in Hugh Jackman’s role. Shah Rukh Khan in Christian Bale’s role. Katrina or Deepika could play Scarlett Johansson’s role. Amitabh could play Michael Caine’s role.
In the Line of Fire
Synopsis: In this taut thriller, a warped yet ingenious killer taunts a veteran Secret Service agent who’s haunted by his failure years ago to save President Kennedy — and unable to make the current commander in chief heed the psycho’s assassination threats.
This is a movie I think would be perfect for Amitabh Bachchan. It would need some effort to adapt it to the Indian context. I think Amitabh could be great in Clint Eastwood’s role – that of the agent who blames himself for not protecting the President and who is now old. I think Irfan Khan would be great in the role that John Malkovich’s played – as the assassin who keeps taunting Clint Eastwood’s character and plays mind games.
Whenever I see Amitabh Bachchan’s recent movies I feel like his talent is not being utilized properly. He is either playing stupid cameos or the same/similar character from Mohabbatein. I think he should just start starring in remakes of Clint Eastwood movies.
Synopsis: A retired CIA agent travels across Europe and relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter, who has been kidnapped while on a trip to Paris.
The movie is a total entertainer. I think Salman would be perfect for this remake. May be Akshay/Vidyut could also do this movie with their expertise in martial arts but I think Salman’s current stardom could make this a big hit. Also nobody thought Liam Neeson could play a role like this and become popular either before this movie. In that way Salman would be good fit for Liam Neeson’s role and he should stay serious and do no comedy in this. They will probably have to change the plot as his girlfriend is kidnapped or make the daughter younger. The fights should stay the same as Taken and not be turned into those stupid over the top south Indian fights.
They could even turn this into Ek Tha Tiger sequel and this could be huge at the Boxoffice.
Synopsis: With his writing career dragging and his girlfriend casting him off, Eddie Morra’s life turns around when he takes a drug that provides astonishing mental focus — but its deadly side effects threaten his future.
I think this movie should be remade with Hrithik in Bradley Cooper’s role. They both resemble each other and even their acting/mannerisms seem similar. In fact any movie of Bradley Cooper could probably be remade with Hrithik in Cooper’s role. May be they could change the writing career to some thing else and they should probably work on a better ending.
I think Hrithik could be very good in this role. Any of the top actresses could play the female lead and may be Amitabh/Rishi Kapoor could play Robert De Niro’s role. This may not turn out to be a big hit or anything like that but it could turn out to be a good movie.
The Man from Nowhere
Synopsis: A quiet pawnshop keeper with a violent past takes on a drug- and organ trafficking ring in hope of saving the child who is his only friend.
Its a slick and stylish action movie. The movie does become all action in the second half with lot of violence. May be they could tone down the gore a bit but I think the movie should stay that way for the most part. They should not add any unnecessary romantic track in the movie. They should not add any songs to this or to any of the movies that I have mentioned in this post.
Akshay Kumar or Vidyut Jamwal could both be very good for this remake with their martial arts skills. I think both can be good with the initial low profile role and the emotional bonding with the little girl too.
I will add more movies in comments as I remember. Please add more movies which you think could be remade in Bollywood.Tags: Aamir Khan Akshay Kumar Amitabh Bachchan In the Line of Fire Irfan Khan Limitless Salman Khan Shah Rukh Khan Taken The Man from Nowhere The Prestige Vidyut Jamwal