If films are watched for entertainment, it is important to enjoy them as they are, even if it's a remake, says Tamil director R Kannan, known for remaking Hindi films Jab We Met and Delhi Belly in Tamil.
"I don't understand why two films should be compared even if one is a remake of the other. By comparing, we are only restricting ourselves from enjoying a film. In simple words, we are literally killing entertainment," Kannan told IANS.
"Most remakes are made keeping in mind so many factors, but people very easily discard it by comparing it with the original. Even though I know it's extremely difficult not to expect people from comparing remakes, I feel it should be stopped," he added.
Kannan feels his forthcoming Tamil comedy Settai, remake of adult-comedy Delhi Belly, is very likely to be compared as well.
"Ever since the film has been announced, there have been several questions raised in comparison with Delhi Belly. One of the most common questions was that how the film could be remade in Tamil without any cuss words and adult one-liners," he said. Continue reading the story on the slideshow...