nobody movie_ Ram Gopal Varma slams South Films Bollywood remakes; Calls Jersey’s failure a ‘death of remakes’


Bollywood has been doing remakes of Southern films for a long time. It is reported that there are at least 15-20 South Indian films currently in various stages of Hindi remaking. It has been noted that many of the recent Southern remakes have been flatly rejected by audiences. Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma has opened up on the same issue in light of ‘Jersey’ starring actors Shahid Kapoor, Mrunal Thakur and Pankaj Kapur not doing well at the box office.

Varma has attracted public attention with his thoughts on remakes. He tweeted: “The disastrous fate of JERSEY Hindi film signals the DEATH of REMAKES for the simple reason that it has been proven multiple times that dubbed films like #Pushpa #RRR #KGF2 perform much better than the originals when it the content is good #DeathOfRemakes (sic).”

Varma added: “If Nani’s original Telugu JERSEY had been dubbed and released, it would have only cost the producers 10 lakhs, while the Hindi remake would have cost 100 cr, resulting in a huge loss of money, time, effort and face would have led (sic). .”

In his next tweet he wrote: “After the monstrous successes of dubbed films like #Pushpa, #RRR and #KGF2, no southern film with good content will be sold for remake rights as both the content and regional stars are fond of the Hindi audience #DeathOfRemakes (sic).”

“Bollywood is now being ducked from both the front and the back as they don’t seem to know how to make smash hits nor can they hope to survive remaking Southern movies because nobody is selling them the REMAKE rights #DeathOfRemakes (sic). will,” added Varma.

“The moral of the story is that it’s wise to release dubbed films rather than remake them because it’s obvious that audiences are okay with any face or theme from anywhere, as long as they care about #DeathOfRemakes (sic )” he added next in his series of tweets.

Varma ended his series of tweets with a tongue-in-cheek comment. “TELUGU and KANNADA films have INFECTED Hindi films like a COVID VIRUS. Hoping that BOLLYWOOD will develop a VACCINE (sic) soon,” concluded Varma.

South releases in recent months, such as “Pushpa”, “RRR” and “KGF: Chapter 2”, released for a pan-Indian audience in various Indian languages. They all managed to take the box office by storm. The only Hindi films to do good business this year are The Kashmir Files, which also didn’t have a big star, and Gangubai Kathiawadi, headlining actress Alia Bhatt.

Now actor Ranveer Singh and director S Shankar have teamed up to remake ‘Anniyan’ (Tamil). The ‘Great Indian Kitchen’ (Malayalam), ‘Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo’ (Telugu), ‘Driving License’ (Malayalam), ‘Vikram Vedha’ (Tamil), ‘Soorarai Pottru’ (Tamil), Actress Samantha’s ‘U-Turn’ ( Tamil, Telugu) and “Ratsasan” (Tamil) are just some of the southern remakes currently being produced in Hindi.

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