Friday, October 14, 2011

Why is Shahid Kapoor doing ‘Knight And Day’ remake?

Why is Shahid Kapoor doing ‘Knight And Day’ remake?

After the brief impersonation of Tom Cruise in Top Gunfor Mausam, Shahid is supposed to lead the official remake of the Hollywood superstar’s last film. We wonder if it’s really that big a deal!

A tabloid reported that Shahid Kapoor has grabbed the official remake of Tom Cruise’s last action drama Knight And Day. Siddharth Anand, the director of the box-office disaster Anjaana Anjaani, will be at the helm of the Hindi remake for the original producers Fox Studios. However, it won’t be an exact copy of the Tom Cruise-Cameron Diaz romance-action flick. It will be adapted to suit the sensibilities of the Indian audience. While our star actor and his campwallahs can jump with joy with the big news, we don’t really think it is great news. Actually, we don’t mind saying that it’s a tad too desperate for Sasha and the Hindi filmmakers to attempt a remake of the average film Knight And Day. And we have our reasons for it.

- While Hollywood star Tom and Shahid are on the same plane as far their height goes, our Bollywood hero is far from being an action man- an image associated with Tom Cruise.
Knight And Day wasn’t really a blockbuster like Tom Cruise’s Mission Impossible series and neither was it his finest work for us to jump on it

- And last, but the most important reason is this: why would the Indian audience want to watch a very recent release (2010) that was in any case dubbed in several local languages.
So do you get the point we are trying to make? Moreover, it seems Bollywood is running low on originality. After regional remakes and sequels we now have to deal with official remakes!