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There are many classic movies which have been remade/translated from different languages. Which is the best movie you have seen, which has been remade with near perfection as the original?

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Asked by Muktha Radhakrishnan, 14 Dec '09 03:56 pm
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Parineeta...without doubt both the Bengali and the Hindi versions.
Answered by joyoti sen, 16 Dec '09 10:05 am

 
  
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In fact, if you discuss remade Hindi films, a point has to be cleared whether it is from Hindi to Hindi or Hindi and other regional Language. I presume it is about Hindi films only because otherwise the account may be very long and sometimes not to be well communicated to unrelated persons.

As far as Regional Language and Hindi language films are concerned in remakes, the Bollywood greatly benefitted from Bengali Films and all were classics, though Marathi Hindi relations are not much less.

Take for example, "Basu Parivar", directed by Nirmal Dey in 1952, which inspired the making of Ram Mukherjee`s "Hum Hindustani" in 1960. It was film of a family undergoing strife and hardship during WW-II. The famous Bengali film director Asit sen remade three Bengali master pieces into great Hindi Hits . Like his Uttar Falguni was remade into Mamata, his Dweep Jele Jai in Rajesh Waheeda's Khamoshi and his Chalachal in Rjesh Sarmila's Safar.

Tapan Sinha`s Kabuliwala, Ajoy Kar`s Saat ...more
Answered by soumyen sarkar, 16 Dec '09 10:38 am

 
  
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Hi Muktha, A Classic movie remade with near perfection as the original, according to me is PARINEETA. The novel Parineeta is written by Sarat Chandra Chatopadyayjee.The Original movie was made in 1953 directed by Bimal Royji and the actors were MeenaKumari and Ashok kumaar.All these three artists were known for their brilliance and were almost ruling the Hindi Cinema during those times.Both BimalRoyji and Meena Kumariji won the Filmfare awards in Best Director and Best Actress categories, respectievely.Still it would not be possible for people of our generation to have an opportunity to watch this movie and enjoy it with same spirits of 50's.Parineeta being a very popular Novel ,a Debudant Director ,Pradeep Sarkar took it as a challenge and remade it with real study and efforts. which need to be appreciated. Though may not be perfect in sence of comparing it with Bimal Roy productions,still Parineeta was made above average .Vidya balan and Saif khan did the roles of Lolita and Shekha ...more
Answered by Rachana, 14 Dec '09 05:15 pm

 
  
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DevDas
Answered by rameshkumarkumawat, 14 Dec '09 03:57 pm

 
  
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There are many movies like Devdas,Khamosi,Mamta,Parineeta.Safar etc
Answered by Subhadra Banerjee, 17 Dec '09 01:26 pm

 
  
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01. Shankarabharanam
02. Swathi muthiyam ( Chippikul muthu)
03. Akhari Rasta ( Oru kaidiyin diary)
04. Titanic
05. Jurrasic park
06. Twister
07. Ballad of narayama ( Japanese)
08. Spring Summar Fall winter, spring ( Korean)
09. Life is beautifull ( Italian)
10. Cinema Paradiso ( Italian) ...more
Answered by peekay first, 16 Dec '09 11:14 am

 
  
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Interetingly I liked Aftab Shivdasani in "Shukriya" better than Brad Pitt in "Meet Joe Black". Barring Aftab Shivadasani better than Brad Pitt in Meet Joe Black and Anupam Kher at par with Anthony Hopkins in Meet Joe Black, Shukriya was not so impressive as Meet Joe Black. Here the characters worked as good as or better than the original one.

Lastly Partner (Salman Khan) was certainly much more entertaining than Hitch (Will Smith) and hence can be called better than the original.
Answered by manish varma, 16 Dec '09 09:58 am

 
  
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Well, as I said in comment box to Rachana`s answer, I was seriously thinking to reflect my views on `Parineeta`; but since she won the race, I think, better to take another rose to answer this question, Muktha.

I have two examples in this genre of remake; one from Hindi and another from English. Let me take Hindi in first place and the one in my mind is `Dil Hai Ke Maan`ta Nahi`. Though may not be the classic as you put, but still it was a very fresh attempt to create a remake of that classic namely `Chori Chori (Of course, even Chori Chori was remake [or based on] of another great classic from Hollywood `Roman Holiday`). DHKMN is a lovely experience to watch an ordinary guy`s audition in transforming a stubborn, wealthy, wasted and inflexible girl who cares for no one except going on her own desire to meet her would be husband in Bangalore. It was surely Aamir Khan who stole the show though Pooja Bhatt too had given a splendid performance in the role of rich girl. Audience of early ...more
Answered by Indra Pawar, 15 Dec '09 02:32 pm

 
  
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Dayavan, remake of a telagu movie
Answered by iqbal seth, 14 Dec '09 04:18 pm

 
  
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Oru kaidiian diay remade as aakhri raasta in Hindi.
Answered by satish, 14 Dec '09 04:14 pm

 
  
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