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?
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
02. Swathi muthiyam ( Chippikul muthu)
03. Akhari Rasta ( Oru kaidiyin diary)
05. Jurrasic park
07. Ballad of narayama ( Japanese)
08. Spring Summar Fall winter, spring ( Korean)
09. Life is beautifull ( Italian)
10. Cinema Paradiso ( Italian) ...more
Lastly Partner (Salman Khan) was certainly much more entertaining than Hitch (Will Smith) and hence can be called better than the original.
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