Ajay Devgan, and not Salman, is the remake / sequel specialist

Film critic and trade analyst Joginder Tuteja discusses the upcoming movies of Ajay Devgan in 2012 – 2013 and why he’s soon turning in to a remake / sequel specialist.

Ever since Prakash Jha announced that Ajay Devgan would be featuring in the sequel of ‘Gangaajal’, there has been a lot of buzz in the industry. Reason being an interesting trend that has emerged as per which Ajay Devgan is fast turning out to be a remake and sequel specialist. While the general belief is that Salman Khan is the one featuring in one remake/sequel after another, it is clear that Ajay Devgan is actually leading the pack. His ‘Bol Bachchan’ was a remake of (old) ‘Gol Maal’. His first release in 2012, ‘Tezz’ was an unofficial remake of ‘The Bullet Train’. Even last year’s ‘Singham’ was adapted from its namesake Tamil film.

The trend is only continuing with his upcoming release ‘Son of Sardaar’,  an official remake of Telugu flick ‘Maryada Ramanna’. This isn’t all as he is currently shooting for Sajid Khan’s ‘Himmatwala’ which is again a remake, though said to be re-modelled in a major way so as to come across as more of a homage than a scene-to-scene copy.

Ajay Devgn - Son Of Sardar

Though Ajay has dabbled with original subjects in the recent past, films like ‘Rascals’ have hardly added to his profile while ‘Aakrosh’ and ‘Toonpur Ka Superhero’ didn’t pay any dividends. ‘Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji’ did bring in decent revenue, but it was ‘Bol Bachchan’ and ‘Singham’ that struck box office gold. With Bollywood following the new found ‘mantra’ of remakes and sequels ensuring good returns more often than not, Ajay is seemingly happy to lead the trend even as he waits for a few good original subjects to really motivate him into taking a plunge.

This means, other than Prakash Jha’s ‘Satyagraha’ which is the only true blue original film, there are a spate of sequels in the offering. While the one leading the pack would be Jha’s ‘Gangaajal 2’, others in line are Rohit Shetty’s ‘Singham 2’ next year with talks about ‘Golmaal 4’ on as well.

With Salman Khan (Dabangg 2, Kick), Akshay Kumar (Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai 2, Boss), Aamir Khan (Dhoom 3), Hrithik Roshan (Krrish 3) boasting of being remakes/sequels too, the only actor whose next three films are all originals is Shahrukh Khan (Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Chennai Express, Happy New Year).

Guess it’s about time SRK too joins the bandwagon sooner or later.

Which upcoming Ajay Devgan movie in 2012 – 2013 are you waiting for? You can pick TWO from the list. Vote below!

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  • devdas was remake,om shanti om was remake,don was remake,don2 was sequel…his tv shows were remake…n now jthj n chennai express will be remake….hence proved only srk is king of remake…

  • @chulbul tiger. every thing which u have posted is crap. big liar. chak de India and ddlj r remakes. u r complete bull shit . if u bring in similarities. every thing is remake in India.

  • the awkward moment, Salman movie ETT earns 100 crore in 1 week, and a? movie called Barfi(earned 55 cr in 1 week) nominated for OSCARS !!

  • MERI BAAT SUNO PLZ………..plzz galli deni hai to magar pyaar se do mere bete salman ko galli….Pure slum mein izzat hai pure jail mein shohrat hai rutba hai…bhagwaan ka diya sab kuch hai salman k pass……bas? ek acting skill aur tameez k alawa…..CONTROLE….controle­….uday controle

  • Barfi edged out films like Kahaani, tamil film Ezham Arivu directed by A.R Murugadoss & Telugu film Eega directed by S.S Rajamouli.

  • @indicine – how much srk paid u??? Its official!!! Indicine is srk’s supporter.. Such a shame.. What a pathetic article.. Highly dissapointing.. U tarnished ur image urself.. I know u would’nt care to reply but u have got urself into a mess.. If u have got some dignity plz reply.. Srk too has done so many remakes.. Dont hide ur face n come out with a reply

  • @all indicine visitors, do you have any doubt that indicine is SRK supporter. First they gave 3 stars to Raone & 2.5 stars to Ek Tha Tiger. Then they said Force made at a budget of 18 crore & earned 25 crore in India is flop & Raone which caused heavy losses to distributors in India is a hit.Then indicine gave 4.5 rating to Don 2.

  • SRK fans,you tell that Don 2 is a multiplex movie,then Vicky Donor is also a multiplex movie. Don 2 collected much less than Vicky Donor in fourth week. In third week,there was competition from Players.But even after Players flopped Don 2 could not do much.Vicky Donor also had competitions from films such as Jannat 2 & Ishaqzaade

  • Then indicine have not published the news that Dhoom 3 to be released in IMAX format which was published in websites like bollywoodhungama & glamsham. Instead you published SRK first kiss.

  • @chulbul hahaha!! Every one knows it’s fake but haters hate to admit it.
    And everyone knows that Sallu is a remake khan or king of remakes.
    Srk has like 2-3 remakes, one is don and other is billu barber. And what else??
    And in don, it had new scenes which were not there on original don.
    U are only pointing at scenes of the movies( though it’s not true) and calling the whole movie a remake. What stupid.. That’s why salllu fans are in uneducated..

    At Sallu fans, pls stop crying like babies and complain that indicine is srk fan and blah blah.
    Have some respects idiots!! The last two weeks indicine has been publishing about Sallu all the time and still u can’t appreciate their efforts!! Shame on u loosers!!

  • @indicine dont try to downgrade some star and that is only because its going to realese our film to your favorite star
    only good movie win this year diwali clash and this is also sure that both of this movie effected each other badily but this is more important for srk because in one year they make only one movie and srk some previous movie dont successful that people think about that dont write anything and make post without searching srk also make many of remake and sequel

  • @marz – doing remakes is fine.. If there’s a movie the makers like and want to remake and bring it to the audiences there’s nothing wrong.. Everybody has done their share of remakes, then why do u have to mention about particular actors.. Indicine mentioned every other actor’s remakes but not srk.. Something fishy here.. And as far as the movie is enjoyable who cares the movie is a remake or not.. But the fact of the matter is that the article seemed biased.. Dont take away the credit from other actors

  • if the the movie is good this things no matter and what is wrong if south film remake in hindi due to this some good movie that pepole dont watched because language they watch that after remaking and hollywood also remaking good film of other language like the girl with the dragon tattoo

  • @Chulbul Tiger: I always come here but never commented but 2 times plus this time..really your comment provoked me..man, what’s wrong with you?! do you know that most of Hollywood movies are remakes of asian movies or sequals, and you call a movies like MNIK a remake of Rain Man just bc it has a mentally challenged character?! then do you call every movie has a character of a cop for example a remake?! there is a difference between similarity in scenes or characters, and typical similarity in plots.
    Another thing; you calls movies in which SRK did a cameo as his movies, he even did’t say a word in Heyy Baby..really, you are pathetic

  • to all fools who dont know the meaning of remake, remake means scene to scene copy, can u anyone name any srk film in main lead which is scene to scene copy but i can tell 30 salman movie which is scene to scene copy, in computer language we call copy and paste

  • @soroop ok give the list of salman’s 30 scene to scene remakes.it should be exact 30.make it.and if it is not exact 30,then admit that you are a biggest fool of the world.

  • My dear fans, what’s wrong with you guys? I called myself SRK(Salman Remake Khan) and you all started calling Shahrukh as Shah Remake Khan. Here also you want to copy? Please understand that one or two scenes being similar is not called a remake… Remake is what i make, that is a scene to scene copy, dance steps copy, even locations copy etc etc that i do without any innovation..The only thing i don’t copy is the expressions of the original actors becaus i can’t give any expressions… So please I am the original remake king.. Like this atleast i can call myself SRK(Salman Remake Khan).

  • @the gal with no name…wat crap r u talkin knw the facts before commentin..those days wen darr,bazzigar released ppl tht much awarness thts why those considered s ocalled cults..srk films is just copy of hollywood movies..agree the facts..

  • @ the gal withno name..becoz srk truth revealed u just tryin to save his face..can srk do a chracter like bhagat singh or chubul pandey or raju’s in hera pheri..srk is just another actor with limited abilities…aamir can do devdas or mnik better thn srk

  • plz guys stop revealin more abt..so far lot of respect for srk now everythin gone we r beggin nuetral stop revealin more abt srk..anyhow after one year we r goin to join akki fan club..next eid once upon time again is locked salman not releasin movie durin festival next year..go akki go

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