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Priyadarshan bids goodbye to remakes

 
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Call it a coincidence, but a majority of Priyadarshan movies are remakes of Malayalam films. Even his latest outing Mere Baap Pehle Aap is a remake. Why remakes and why Malayalam films in particular?

"I had worked on some original ideas made by independent writers when I started out, but the experience as also the outcome was far from favourable," Priyadarshan reminisces, "That's when I decided to borrow from Malayalam films, which are so rich in content. However, I wish to add, Mere Baap Pehle Aap is my last remake. From henceforth, no more remakes for me."

Now here's another 'allegation' against this supremely successful director. He repeats a set of actors in every film he makes -- Paresh Rawal, Om Puri, Rajpal Yadav and Manoj Joshi. Doesn't it get repetitive? "What's the harm? I'd look for alternatives the moment it starts getting monotonous. As long as the moviegoers enjoy my films, I don't wish to look elsewhere. It's like the Tom&Jerry series. Haven't we watched them chasing each other for years now? But we aren't tired yet, we love to watch their antics again and again, don't we?" Priyan has a point!

Topics: priyadarshan, om puri, manoj joshi, rajpal yadav, mere baap pehle aap, paresh rawal

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