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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  • My dear fans, again they cheated me.. my film made 200 crores but they didn’t select for Oscar’s… Is it because it was a crap film? New boy Ranbir, srk, aamir’s film ate already nominated, when will my turn come? Is it a hint that I should stop making cheap south remaked? Then Wat will happen to my boxoffice record???????

  • @karan johar—you again?! i am really puzzled; you tell me not to bring Aamir, and you are the one who brought him, then you tell me “u tell me wat is spl in jthj trailer?” and I never talked about JTHJ..it seems you want to get in a fight, but chill out, i won’t.

    ps: Hollywood movies are already traced out, but it’s difficult for some like you

    @indicine—happy now with this article?

  • @gal with no name why ur so worried abt chubul tiger comment?ur tryin 2 save srk frm facts..otherwise r u srk’s PR?

  • Salman is a biggest super star after amitabh in hindi film industry. Salman rocks….Salman is a real super star. Salman is a real human. Salman is a good actor.

  • @Indicine, you guys look like die hard SRK fans. Every now and then you try to glorify SRK in whichever article possible. It would be better if you can honestly report on a celebrity without enhancing the image of any other star. If u talk about Ajay then talk abt Ajay why u have to indirectly praise SRK in that. Every now and then you pop up an article praising SRK. Is this the reason why SRK is known for paying (khilaao pilaao) the media?

  • The Lion King of Bollywood AJAY DEVGN had Done many Creative film like 1Phol aur kante 2 All the best 3 Once upon a time in Mumbai 4 Gangajal 5Lajja6Dilwale7Diljale8kaal9omkara 10Diwangee11Golmal:fun unlimited12Rain coat 13Ham dil de chuke sanam 14 ZAKHAM 15 THE LEGEND OF BHAGAT SINGH. And @Indicine don’t compaireThe Lion king AJAY Devgn with other 3rd gread actor. Finally jis film ka naam Borrow kiya hua ho jaise Jab tak hai jaan solay film se to is hisab se saharuk ka ra one , veer zara gadar ko follow kiya tha then saharuk is a mouse . HI , FRIEND IF YOU WANT ENTERTENTMENT,ENTERTENTMENT,ENTERTENTMENT then Go for SON OF SARDAR . Please broudcast thish sms Indicine

  • @Indicine for your kind information film Jab tak hai jaan is a HOLLYWOOD REMAKE FILM Name “MOTERCYCLE DIRIES” of 1951 it is a South American film. Go to Youtube.com and clearly know who is fack and who is true . Good night

  • ajay devagan is the only actor in idnusty who can do real acting in any character after big b if ajay give importance to media & awards than he will became a no 1 actor in bollywood & ajay is also only one actor who won 3 national award even big b can’t do this salman is wrost actor he don’t know evan a of acting

  • Ajay devgn greatest actor of bolywood beacause he is best evergreen actor.Ajay-action,comedy and siries roll and romance. Salman-romance,action &comedy not siries roll.Aamir-same sallu.Akhsay-not sireas roll.so ajay best of all best actor of bolywood.

  • Ajay big star than srk because most hit movie of ajay than srk.3 .100 crore movie srk 2.most silver jubli ajay than srk.Award-Ajay won two time national award,one time Dada saheb falke award&padamsriaward&six time film fare award Srk only forteen time film fare award.Ajay record one year four blockbuster movie.Ajay devgn is evergreen actor but srk only romance.

  • Son of sardar better movie jthj is good movie.i see both movie but sos 3 time jthj 1 time.becuase SOS-action comedy&romance .jthj -only romance.SOS All 6 music best but jthj one music is good.

  • @indicine i think you r a SrK fan.ok i dnt care bt please take a look below

    1.Salman Khan(Wanted,Dabbang,Ready,Bodyguard,Dabbang2,Kick)

    2.Shahrukh Khan(Chak De India,DON,DON2,Billu Barber,Chennai Express)

    3.Akshay (RR,H2,NHB,OUATIM2,Thuppaki remake nd Khiladi series unlimited sequels)

    4.AJAY (Singham,Bol Bachchan*,Son Of Sardaar*,G3,Himmatwala)

    5.Hrithik(Krrish,Agneepath,Krrish 3,Pani upcming)
    Now see who is doing sequels nd remakes.
    *Bol Bachchan:- Only movies plot is the same,baki puri movie alag he.

    *SOS:-It is a remake of MR(maryada rammna)bt kahani hi same he.MR is a telugu SoS is a punjabi.

    RR ne to ganna bhi chura liye Chinta ta chitta chinta ta ta

  • Nobody can act like Lion King Ajay

    The Legend Of Bhagat Singh(Freedom Fighter)


    Company,Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai(Don,Mafia)

    SoS,BB,G3(comedy king as Funny sardaar,Pehlwan love english,Gopal ungli tod)

    Gangajal,Singham(in the dress of Cop)

  • Ajay devgan is the biggest actor in this time.for all of them because coming movies.himattwala,gangajal 2,singham 2,golmal 4.in 2013

  • Ajay is only one actor with original acting skills………. SRK is bloody joker tell him go and perform in his old circus company as a joker only……….

  • Ajay is best dont u can see his sexy eyes oh!!!!.!!Woww how romantic he is I love his movie like kachche dhage, u me aur hum,mehbooba and so many

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