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 Bollywood, known for its love of remakes and sequels, has often taken its own successful movies and attempted to recreate the magic on the big screen once again. However, there have been instances where these attempts have resulted in nothing but disappointment and frustration for the audience. In this article, we dive into the world of Bollywood remakes and sequels and explore 15 times when the industry destroyed its own good movies with pathetic attempts at recreating the magic.

It is not uncommon for Bollywood to revisit its own successful movies, hoping to cash in on the popularity and nostalgia associated with the original. Yet, more often than not, these endeavors fall flat and fail to capture the essence and brilliance of the original work. Whether it is a lack of creative vision, poor execution, or simply the inability to recreate the magic, many times, Bollywood left the audience disappointed with its badly made remakes and sequels.

Here are 15 such remakes or sequels where Bollywood stupidly ruined its own original masterpiece:

Sadak & Sadak 2

The original “Sadak” was a gripping tale of love and redemption, beautifully directed by Mahesh Bhatt. The movie received so much of love from the audience for its soul-stirring portrayal. However, “Sadak 2” failed to capture the magic of the original, with a convoluted plot and lackluster performances, leaving fans disappointed. The makers received a lot of criticism for ruining the masterpiece..

Love Aaj Kal & Love Aaj Kal 2

Imtiaz Ali’s “Love Aaj Kal” was a modern-day romance that struck a chord with the audience, thanks to its relatable characters and heartfelt storytelling. Unfortunately, the sequel failed to live up to its predecessor, with a confusing narrative and lack of emotional depth, ultimately diluting the essence of the original. Many were highly disappointed with the sequel and called it torture!

Bhool Bhulaiyaa & Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2

The original “Bhool Bhulaiyaa” was a perfect blend of comedy and suspense, with Akshay Kumar delivering a memorable performance. Though Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 managed to earn big at the box office, the sequel fell short of capturing the same level of intrigue and comedic timing, resulting in a lackluster remake that failed to leave a lasting impact.

Bunty aur Babli & Bunty aur Babli 2

The original “Bunty aur Babli” was a delightful con caper, with Abhishek Bachchan and Rani Mukerji’s chemistry stealing the show. Unfortunately, the sequel lacked the same charm and failed to recreate the magic, with a weak storyline and underwhelming performances. Many felt that Saif Ali Khan failed to do justice to the charming role of Bunty.

Dabangg & Dabangg 3

Salman Khan’s “Dabangg” introduced us to the iconic character of Chulbul Pandey, combining action and comedy seamlessly. However, the third installment failed to capture the same energy and wit, with a predictable plot and lack of fresh ideas, leaving fans disappointed.

Welcome & Welcome Back

“Welcome” was a hilarious comedy that became a fan favorite, thanks to its ensemble cast and witty dialogues. However, the sequel, “Welcome Back,” failed to deliver the same level of laughter, with repetitive jokes and a lackluster script that couldn’t match up to the original’s comedic brilliance.

Race & Race 3

“Race” was a stylish and thrilling suspense thriller that kept the audience on the edge of their seats. However, the third installment, “Race 3,” took a sharp decline, with a convoluted plot, weak character development, and an overemphasis on style over substance, resulting in a disappointing sequel.

Coolie No. 1 & Coolie No. 1

The original “Coolie No. 1” was a classic comedy film, with Govinda’s impeccable comic timing and charming performance. However, the remake failed to capture the same magic, with forced humor and lackluster chemistry between the lead pair, resulting in a forgettable retelling of the beloved story. We have a humble request to David Dhawan to stop ruining his masterpieces with pathetic sequels or remakes.

Student of the Year 1 & Student of the Year 2

Karan Johar’s “Student of the Year” introduced fresh faces and a youthful story that resonated with the audience. However, the sequel failed to live up to its predecessor, with a weak storyline and underdeveloped characters, leaving fans longing for the original charm. While SOTY1 received lot The movie faced sharp criticism from the audience!!

Ek Villain & Ek Villain Returns

“Ek Villain” was a gripping and intense thriller that kept the audience engaged with its dark storyline and powerful performances. The sequel, starring Arjun Kapoor and John Abraham, “Ek Villain Returns,” failed miserably to live up to the original’s success and capture the same level of suspense and intrigue.

Dhoom 1 & Dhoom 3

 “Dhoom” revolutionized the action genre in Bollywood with its adrenaline-pumping storyline and stylish heists. However, the third installment starring Aamir Khan failed to recreate the same magic, with an overly convoluted plot and a lack of impactful characters, leaving fans disappointed.

Umrao Jaan & Umraon Jaan

 The original “Umrao Jaan” was a cinematic masterpiece, with Rekha delivering a mesmerizing performance as the courtesan. Unfortunately, the remake failed to capture the same grace and allure, with weak direction and a lack of depth in the storytelling, resulting in a disappointing rendition of the classic tale.

Sholay & Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag

“Sholay” is considered one of the greatest films in Indian cinema, with iconic characters and unforgettable dialogues. However, Ram Gopal Varma’s “Aag” was a disastrous attempt to remake the classic, with poor casting choices and a misguided interpretation of the original, leaving fans devastated.

Krish & Krish 3

“Krish” introduced us to a new superhero in Bollywood, with Hrithik Roshan bringing the character to life with his stellar performance. However, the third installment failed to live up to the expectations, with a convoluted plot and excessive reliance on special effects, diluting the impact of the franchise.

Judwaa & Judwaa 2

“Judwaa” was a fun-filled comedy with Salman Khan in a double role, entertaining the audience with his impeccable comic timing. However, the sequel starring Varun Dhawan failed to capture the same level of humor and charisma. With uninspiring performances, the remake turned out to be a disaster!

Apart from these 15 examples, Bollywood has witnessed numerous other instances where it tarnished its own masterpiece through a disappointing remake or sequel. The question remains: which Bollywood remake or sequel do you consider the most pathetic?

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