2006 : Year of sequels ‘n’ remakes for Bollywood

Bollywood has not had it so big in quite sometime. As cricket took a bit of a back seat in year 2006, the front seats got filled up again at the cinemas. The year definitely belonged to the familiar and the fearless ‘n’ the audiences were happy to return to the known faces-‘Munna and Circuit’, ‘Jai and Ali’, ‘Don and Roma’, ‘Raju, Shyam and Babubhai’. Let us take a look at the much talked about movies of the year:

* Lage Raho Munnabhai

Director-Rajkumar Hirani

Cast-Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Varsi, Vidya Balan, Boman Irani

Boman Irani says, “It makes you laugh, it makes you cry and it makes you ready to conquer the world.”

* Dhoom 2

Director-Sanjay Gandhvi

Cast-Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai, Bipasha basu, Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra

Sanjay Gandhvi says, “Full entertainment has been the motto for the Dhoom films. It should be paisa vasool. This is no pathbreaking cinema, just straightforward storytelling with lots of masala.”

* Krrish

Director-Rakesh Roshan

Cast-Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Rekha, Naseeruddin Shah

Hrithik Roshan says, “The genre of superhero movies did not exist in India and so it was more important that the first one was convincingly portrayed.”

* Phir Hera Pheri

Director-Neeraj Vora

Cast-Akshay Kumar, Paresh rawal, Suniel Shetty, Bipasha Basu, Rimi Sen

Neeraj Vora says, “I knew people wouldn’t accept one less than the first film. But I gave them two bit better. This was an extraordinarily entertaining film.”

* Don -The chase begins again

Director-Farhan Akhtar

Cast-Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Boman Irani

Farhan Akhtar says, “The old Don lent itself to being easily adapted and contemporarised for today’s sensibility and audience.”

* Umrao Jaan


Cast-Aishwarya Rai, Abhishek Bachchan, Shabana Azmi, Suniel Shetty

They have nothing to say. We say, “What a movie Yaar! Laga teen ghanta nahin, teen din beet gaye!”

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