5 Films That Actually Deserve a Sequel

A lot of movies release these days with the appendages ‘2’ ‘3’ etc with them, which have no goddamned connection with previous movies of the same name (and lesser digits), these movies are NOT sequels, their names are a result of a creative deficit on part of the bloody filmmakers. However, for the past 5-6 years or so, the film industry has warmed to the ideas of actual sequels and not just repeated names, and for some reason Aamir Khan is acting in the atrocious Dhoom series (perhaps in an attempt to make it less atrocious), Dabangg 2 is going to be released soon, Ab Tak Chappan 2 too is ready (but unreleased). Here we take a look of some of our favourite films which can easily have an awesome continuation of their story

5. Dil Chahta Hai

It was the movie which shifted Bromance from two heroes firing bullets and jumping in tandem like the Blue and Red soldiers of Contra to three guys sitting around and ‘chilling’. Of course the difference being that the dilemma in their life wasn’t about battling terrorists or evil ‘ladki ke baap’ with huge mansions, it was more about falling in love with older women, mishandling dad’s business and stealing girls from boring boyfriends.

Why it needs a sequel –
Admittedly the movie started with a ‘Flashback’ and had friends in the end grappling with what happened between them in the past, it also ended with a Happily Ever After moment. But ten years down the line, it would be interesting to think where Middle Age has brought the three friends (in real life it has meant obscurity, marrying Kareena Kapoor and becoming a social crusader), the story could be about how these three friends who would have by now settled into the quiet mediocrity that a happy marriage has to offer, and the time would be ripe to go on another trip, there might not be much past water under the bridge, but it won’t stop them from having new adventures.

4. Baadshah

In a serious error of judgement, the writer of the previous post  on SR left out this film while listing out his versatile endeavours. Although heavily Pritam-ized from many films (including the awesome Rush Hour) this is perhaps SR’s only attempt at an out and out comedy (the ‘fun’ in K-Jo films doesn’t count). And the result was good, Baadshah is as watchable today as it was around 15 years ago when it was released. It’s a sad thing that not many producers directors saw this flare for Comedy that SR has (which he has borrowed heavily from a good source, viz. Jackie Chan). And hence in that spirit it is time for an update on what is happening in Baadshah’s life.

Why it needs a sequel –

Unlike the previous example, middle age would not have brought mediocrity into the life of the bumbling detective and his posse of efficient buffoons. The last movie ended with him becoming rich and famous, and thus it opened up to a lot of possibilities, he can now have cases which take him international, money that would have let him enhance his already brilliant rotating revolving house, plus, Twinkle Khanna looks much much hotter now that she has moved into the MILF (Mothers I Like Fine) category. Shah Rukh Khan is in any case doing a film with Rohit Shetty, it won’t hurt his resume at all to produce and act in The Return of Baadshah.

3. Sarfarosh

We have already discussed about how ACP Rathore (NOT Rowdy Rathore) is one of the best policemen to be played on celluloid. But then the movie Sarfarosh was not just about the top-cop. It had a bevy of interesting characters, ranging from the upright Mukesh Rishi (where is he nowadays?) to the comic network of informants (Aasmaan mein...tedeun....laakhon tare). Plus, despite the debacle that was ‘Shikhar’, we would like to watch John Mathew Mathan’s direction once again.

Why it needs a sequel –

The movie ended with ACP Rathore and his men going on another case, in the first movie he battled an external enemy (our friendly neighbour) but a decade and more from then, there are a lot of internal enemies being rapidly exposed that need to be dealt with. A ruthlessly honest officer would have trying times, besides it would be interesting to see him investigate cases wherein the enemy is too big to fail.

2. Aankhen

A movie which should have made more money than it actually did. The plot, based on a Gujarati play was good (and the execution also more or less, except for the skate-board present in the bank, but...never mind). It had Amitabh Bachchan returning to being an anti-hero, and it had three blind men robbing a bank and outwitting their boss.

Why it needs a sequel –

Akshay Kumar has fallen into a weird-ass rut which he needs to get out off, Arjun Rampal, while not so awesome in the acting department has consistently done better films since then, and looks better too. Amit ji is unfortunately not that big a draw at the box office anymore, perhaps a return to this character would make the difference. And although a considerable amount of time has passed since the movie came out, if it is ever made, it should start exactly where the previous movie left off (although a movie about a time period of 10 years ago would seem like a period film), and continue the chase between the fallen Banker and his protégés.

1. Zanjeer

Yes, we try to fit in Amit ji (and Zanjeer and Deewar and Sholay and...) into as many of our lists as possible. But hear us out first, Zanjeer was the kickstart to Amit ji’s career. It was the film that gave him the angry young man name. And it is a film that would do well to have a sequel because as a concept it worked quite well in the west (Harry Brown and Gran Tarino). We are not suggesting a complete Pritamization, but perhaps the same central idea can be used.

Why it needs a sequel (and not a remake) –

Angry cop Vijay would (let’s face it) have not risen very high in the Police ranks because of his honesty and his aggression. Post retirement, (10 years post retirement, using Amitabh B’s actual age), he would have a pent up anger in him which without his uniform he would have no outlet for. So this anger can easily turn him into a vigilante, an angry old man who takes on young thugs, within the limitations that his old age imposes upon him.

PS – Govind Nihalani once said that the character that Amit ji played in Dev is his imagining of what Vijay would have been, so that can be said to be a quasi-sequel.


{ anshul } at: October 30, 2012 at 9:36 AM said...

Mohra too

{ Neil } at: October 30, 2012 at 9:53 AM said...

Aur kuchh ka sequel ho na ho I want DCH 2.

{ Anupam Lav } at: October 30, 2012 at 9:54 AM said...

I think govind nihlani said that about om puri , that his role in Dev is would have been of om puri in ardhya satya .

{ It's mE } at: October 30, 2012 at 10:13 AM said...

DCH ka sequel ban chuki hai, aur naam tha ZNMD.

{ Quasar } at: October 30, 2012 at 10:23 AM said...

Only One problem except the comedy Badsaah was copied from this movie http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_of_Time_(film)

Anonymous at: October 30, 2012 at 10:24 AM said...

Andaz Apna Apna ko log fir bhool gaye

{ amit kumar } at: October 30, 2012 at 10:43 AM said...

mukesh rishi is playing villian ala prakash raj in southern movies...baadshah and full form of milf made me wonder why i'm reading this..beside duplicate was a comedy movie..

{ sushil } at: October 30, 2012 at 4:20 PM said...

I like to see bunty aur bubbly sequal in B&B as cop.like it ends in movie

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