An Open Letter To Priyadarshan

Dear Mr. Priyadarshan,

I being an ardent fan of bollywood movie have had the pleasure, actually less of pleasure and more of pain, of following your bolywood career over so many years. You know after so many years of observation I have inferred either you are a sadist or a person with deep hateful sentiments against the Hindi speaking crowd. To justify my claims here is a list of the movies you have made in Hindi-

Name Origin
Khatta Meeta Remake of Vellanakalude Nadu(Malayalam)
De Dana Dan Remake of Vettam(Malayalam)
Billu Remake of Kadha Parayumbol (Malayalam)
Mere Baap Pehle Aap Remake of Ishtam (Malayalam)
Bhool Bhulaiyaa Remake of Manichitrathazhu (Malayalam)
Dhol Remake of In Harihar nagar (Malayalam)
Chup Chup Ke Remake of Punjabi House (Malayalam)
Malamaal Weekly Remake of Waking Ned
Bhagam Bhag Remake of Mannar Mathai Speaking (Malayalam)
Kyon Ki… Remake of Thalavattam
Garam Masala Remake of Boeing Boeing (Malayalam)
Hulchul Remake of Godfather (Malayalam)
Hungama Remake of Poochakkoru Mookkuthi (Malayalam)
Satyaghath: Crime Never Pays Remake of Abhimanyu(Malayalam)
Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa Ghar Remake of Sanmanssulavarkku Samadhanam (Malayalam)
Hera Pheri Remake of Ramjirao Speaking (Malayalam)
Doli Saja Ke Rakhna Remake of Aniyathipravu (Malayalam)
Saat Rang Ke Sapne Remake of Thenmavin Kombathu (Malayalam)
Virasat Remake of Thevar Magan(Tamil)
Gardish Remake of Kireedom (Malayalam)

Now if I go through this list, there are only three movies you have screwed up ‘Virasat’, ‘Hera Pheri’ and ‘Hungama’. Yes, I mean to say that these three movies the audience had something good to take with them, at least some good laughs.

Rest all, as my mallu friends tell me you have taken up awesome movies in Malyalam and derived sadistic pleasure to destroy some very good work done in the movies. Bringing it down to a level that would be despised by all by making the remakes of those classics. Come on have some respect for the movies, and how great they have been and I totally understand your reverse Midas Touch that when you pick the most awesome of the movies and turn the same to absolute crap but please stop doing it.

Now coming back to the regionalist attitude of yours, given the fact that you have been torturing the Hindi movie audience. I mean what has the poor bollywood fans done to you that you have been churning the best of Mallu-land movies to horrifying Hindi movies. Take your last movie for example Khatta Meetha, one you stole the title from this movie which is an awesome movie and a loved one through generations and you choose the concept from another great movie Vellanakalude Nadu.

Now you add some of your own crap to it, then you recruit Akshay Kumar in it and then you add a lot more crap into it. Seriously what is so much hatred with bollywood audience, and what is with so much love for the crap you put in the movies.

I would have totally found the scene in Katta Meetha hilarious with the one where the Elephant was pulling the road roller and the disasters associated with it, but then Mr. Priyadarshan we are a generation which has watched Malgudi Days when it was being aired on DD, then again on internet and then on DVD’s. I am sure you could have ignored all of that and people won’t remember it, but please for heaven’s sake you should have known Kingfisher Airlines airs that episode on their in-flight entertainment and have seen it at least 6 times in past 1 year. So please use some tiny winy brains when you flick scenes from the most popular sources.

To conclude this is a request from a passionate bollywood lover, please get a life and stop making these stupid, boring and painful remakes.


A Bollywood Lover

15 comments on “An Open Letter To Priyadarshan”

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  2. momofrs Reply

    Well said Prats.
    Priyadarshan should be banned from making Hindi films.
    For a long time now, I’ve been unable to understand his brand of ‘humour’ or ’emotions’ as he depicts it!!

    • Prats Reply

      @Reema: Oh by all means you should give it a skip….and if you have some enemies you can always gift them a DVD 🙂

  3. nandana Reply

    all of his malayalam movies are also remakes of english classics.i hav the list.

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