Here’s Priyadarshan’s Modus Operandi in Bollywood – Make a movie in Malayalam, then later remake it in Hindi. Sometimes he remakes succesful Malayalam movies directed by other directors. Now Priyadarshan says he would retire in 2 years time from commercial cinema.Is that because by then he would have remade all his malayalam movies to Hindi? But then there are succesful movies made by other directors. And Priyadarshan making non-commercial meaningful movies? That’s a topic for another day.
Let’s take a look at some of the Hindi movies Priyadarshan – the most inspired director – has directed and their source:
|Movie Name||Original Malayalam||Original Director|
|Saat Rang Ke Sapne||Thenmavin Kombathu||Priyadarshan|
|Doli Saja Ke Rakhna||Aniyathi Pravu||Fazil|
|Hera Pheri||Ramji Rao Speaking||Siddique-Lal|
|Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Mera Ghar||Sanmanassullavarku..||Satyan Anthikkad|
|Garam Masala||Boeing Boeing||Priyadarshan|
|Chupke Chupke(2006)||Punjabi House||Rafi-Mecartin|
We see that 100% of the movies Priyadarshan directed in Hindi are remakes, that’s a unique(or dubious) distinction.
The question we have in our mind: Is Priyadarshan doing Malayalam movie industry a favour by remaking it’s successful movies to hindi with a wider audience Or is Priyadarshan taking advantage of his leverage within Bollywood and remaking movies of other directors who does not have exposure or clout in Bollywood?