Movie-making is a risky business, you never know whether your movie will be appreciated by audiences or critics. It requires a lot of hard work, blood, toil and tears. But some people like to take the easier route by repackaging a movie which previously did well at the box office, sugar coating it and disguising it as a whole new product. This sugar coated film-making is widely known by the name of sequels - they either pick up where the last installment left off or they present the same characters in an entirely new scenario. It is impossible to bash all sequels because many of them have outmatched their predecessors. However, a cluster of them have murdered their harbingers by eroding the quality. BollyCurry has decided to take a look at some of the detestable sequels that should have never happened.
(2007), the official remake of the American comedy It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
, fared pretty well at the box office mainly due to its wacky plot and the quirky characters. Four years later, in 2011, the filmmakers decided they haven't had enough and came up with an abominable sequel titled Double Dhamaal
. As usual, the audience expected double the fun, but the sequel which reprised the original cast, turned into a blistering outing as those very quirky characters turned into superfluous morons who yell, mind you yell, instead of delivering the ill written dialogues. There was more than enough lunacy: Riteish Deshmukh
's character coats his face black, puts on an Afro wig and pretends to be Tukiya - a Caribbean lover boy. Ashish Chowdhry
's character kisses a real gorilla, the latter also dons a dress and bares enough cleavage to give our audience a run for their vision. The leading ladies didn't have much to lean on, neither did the audience. After enduring all that, I'm left with a violated eardrum and a newly acquired vocabulary of curse words. We hear that the third installment is on its way, watch it at your own risk.
Yamla Pagla Deewana
is a 2011 Hindi rom-com which opened to a fairly positive response from both the audience and critics alike. The sequel Yamla Pagla Deewana 2
(2013) also known as "Paagal 2" took its title quite literally and lived up to every bit of pagalpanti
. The chemistry between the Deols didn't click with the audience in the sequel, as the poor lads couldn't do much with an incoherent, inconsistent script. The action scenes were most likely inspired from South Indian movies and consisted of pots being flung at Sunny Deol
's character, which he miraculously breaks one by one. There were a couple of sumo wrestlers and a pair of orangutans and we're still wondering what they had to do with the plot. A fake accent popped in at places, which infiltrated our own accent and we ended up being laughing stocks. The first movie was warm at heart, but the last installment was as cold as ice and a giant bore.
Housefull 2 (2012) and Housefull 3 (2016)
The first movie of this comedy series broke into the world of Bollywood in 2010. For the love of the box office, two sequels namely Housefull 2 and Housefull 3 made their way to the audiences in 2012 and 2016 respectively. We really hope they hadn't because the movies carried on the tradition of cheap jokes and didn't have anything at all to anchor on. While the first movie offered some plot, the second one was a tale of mistaken identities and outright chaos. No one knew who is betrothed to whom, not even the audience had a clue until the end. In the third one, the heroes disguise as handicaps to woo the father of their leading ladies. The latter fraction had nothing to do but look presentable and try to imbibe a fake accent. The babbling and nonsense in these movies blew the air out of us and we suffered from episodic suffocation almost every time a character enounced their lines. Instead of popcorn they could try selling oxygen cylinders at the Cineplex; it could really come in hand for movies like this.
Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum (2012) and Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3 (2016)
It's official that the audience are fools to watch such movies that claim to be "kool". The initial instalment, Kya Kool Hain Hum
(2005) was a sleeper hit, and provided inspiration to the makers. They decided to dish out not one, but two sequels. Inspiration need not always be a good thing, the second installment, Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum
(2012), which confused everyone with all the reincarnations and sexual orientations became a semi hit. The final installment Kya Kool Hain Hum 3
(2016), which had about 150 cuts, became an average success and had the leading boys playing po*n stars. We wonder how, because the film had no redeeming feature to offer. Jammed with sexual innuendo and vulgar gags, the movies chomp your ears off. At one point we felt like stuffing our ears with popcorn and nachos.
The makers of this series must be of the opinion that every married man must be sex-starved and is waiting for the perfect time and perfect opportunity to cheat on his wife. How else would one explain this horrendous series? The first movie Masti
(2004) was enjoyable whereas the last two, Grand Masti
(2013) and Great Grand Masti
(2016) had us plucking our brains out and burying them in a deep pit. The ever ludicrous trio of Amar (Riteish Deshmukh
), Prem (Aftab Shivdasani
) and Meet (Vivek Oberoi
) never fail to disappoint with their repulsive jokes and maniacal frenzy. If you think that is sick, the latest installment also featured a female ghost who died a virgin (maybe to add to the weirdness quotient). Not to mention the nonsensical cringe worthy songs like "Lipstick Laga Ke". The movie doesn't leave much to the imagination, you're outright lucky if you survived this, and outright unlucky if you spent your weekend budget at a Cineplex to watch this movie. If you want to be drop-forged, you better check out the sequels, you won't be thwarted.
All these sequels, with the likes of a few ones which are not cited here, suggest that the human race or at least some of Bollywood is going through a phase of de-evolution, and seeming to regress. If you want to know what it feels to be sledgehammered with frivolity kindly refer to the above listed movies. We have a piece of advice to all those morons who annihilate good (or bearable) movies in the name of sequels: audiences are not retarde; please keep that in mind while coming up with such stuff. There is a good reason why fairy tales remain fairy tales, and it's because they don't venture into what happens after the happily ever after. The same goes for movies. If you are desperate to drift beyond the end then make sure you have a sensible plot and an effective script. We are sure that there's a lot more movies (sequels) which could be added to the list. Let us know your take by replying below.
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Author: Dhanya S.
Editors: Sonia R. and Gunia K.
Graphics: Nidhi D.