Sequel Mania – Is it a healthy trend !!!

Bollywood is following the sequel trend that is already a rage in Hollywood. Box-Office will witness a series of sequels in the coming months. Will they be huge hits as their predecessor movies or will they crash? Only time, movie and audience reaction will tell us that ;) . Sajid Khan’s- Housefull 2, Kunal Deshmukh’s- Jannat 2, Ramesh Taurani’s - Race 2, Sachin Yardi’s – Kya Super Cool Hai Hum, Vikram Bhatt’s -Raaz 3 and 1920-The Evil Returns, Milan Luthria’s – Once Upon A Time in Mumbai 2 are few sequels much awaited this year.

So do you think the trend of doing sequels is healthy for Indian Film Industry? Well, the success of Munnabhai and Golmaal will certainly help us find answer this question. You might come up saying there have been some sequels which were not as popular as rest but isn’t the number is limited. Bollywood has witnessed a successful run of sequels to films like Dhoom, Munnabhai, Golmaal, Hera Pheri and Murderto name a few. And many more such sequels are all set to hit the movie theaters soon.

Some of you might question that why the film-makers are not coming up with New/original ideas, why some of them are just in search of a classic movie to just break it into pieces and they making a sequel. Going by the current trend, even before a film releases, filmmakers start planning its sequel going by its trade buzz. But while planning a Sequel, Dear Film-makers please also note that the Audience is always in a search of something new in the sequel and hence it’s important to portray something new & bring a new flavour. You must have noticed one interesting trend in Indian films, which is although most of these sequels repeats the characters but sometimes the story is completely different as compared to the predecessor film.

It takes you to a different world of story as if there was never a previous version of the movie. Also since the audiences are able to connect well with the movie and the characters and it become easier for the movie-makers to lure the audience to theatre. But at the end of the day, there is also a gamble in making a sequel, one had to live up to the expectations of the audience based on the first film. A badly made sequel can destroy the soul of the first film. And that’s the worst thing you can do. (Darna Zaroori Hai) 

Do let us know your views on this topic.  Which is your favourite Sequel Movie?

Happy viewing.

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