Stop remaking old Bollywood classics

Stop remaking old Bollywood classics

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Mimansa Shekhar started this petition to Indian film industry and

While on one side, we are proud that our Indian cinema is getting content-driven and exploring more realistic stories, there's a big section of producers and actors who are outlandishly backing the remaking of our old Bollywood classics. While many claim it has a recall value for the new generation, others are finding it a shortcut owing to its nostalgic appeal. But, the results are appalling. While most of the times, they fail to recreate the same old magic, many-a-times, they even make a mockery of these wonderful movies from the bygone era, in a way mocking the audience's sentiments too. The contemporary cast either looks to shallow or too immature to play the role of our veteran actors. This also shows the lack of originality and ideas that have crept in our creative writing that we are failing one film after another, to push the boundaries and come up with great stories. Rather a disappointing shortcut...

The classic songs are also pray to this remixing culture, so much so, that everytime a film is announced, we can only feel disheartened when yet another song is made into a trashy remake. The shops of several music composers and singers are running with these disappointing recreations, but for how long? The songs have no shelf life, are only targeted at the club culture and aimed to stay on charts for 3-4 months only, enough for the producers to make money. It has left our Indian music scene in tatters. This is the same generation which still prefers to go back to our Indi-pop or even Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan, Kumar Sanu, Sonu Nigam, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Hariharan and others when they feel the current breed has NOTHING to offer.

This is an appeal to the entire Indian Film Industry to stop playing with our old classics, be it films or songs. We, as an audience, deserve better, and we are hopeful that people making it also have enough ideas to explore. Just hog your brains a little more, to come up with better and original ideas. There is no dearth of brilliant writers and composers. Give them a chance, rather than forming a power bloc that is nothing but a failure.

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