• Fri. Aug 12th, 2022

“Remakes aren’t obsessions, you just have to restart a good story” – Sameer Nair explains why Hindi cinema keeps telling stories: Bollywood News

Sameer Nair, CEO of Applause Entertainment Limited, said remakes have been all the rage for a long time and there is no obsession with it, rather than telling a worthy story. Filmmakers and Producers Karan Johar, Zoya Akhtar, Reema Kagti, Sameer Nair and Nikkhil Advani recently gathered to talk about the industry, the pandemic, content creation, films, digital media and obsession remakes.

During Film Companion Producer Roundtable with Anupama Chopra, while discussing whether the remakes are just a smart deal because the source material is already known or whether it is a Creative bankruptcy, Sameer Nair said, “So first of all, we don’t call them remakes. We call them adaptations. Second, you don’t have to go see the original and then compare it, because that’s not what the general public does. The reason you do it is because the story that travels, you believe it’s a universal story and can be told again. And again , it’s not new. It’s always been done. Martin Scorsese got his first Oscar for a remake of a Hong Kong movie, Deceased. So it is in the process of being done.

“Aamir Khan does Forrest Gump [Laal Singh Chaddha]So there is no obsession, and it’s just one thing. It’s telling a story and restarting it. They did Batman six times, the Americans themselves. So, this is a fairly common place in the playoffs sector, an extremely common case, ”he further explained.

“Kaun Banega Crorepati is the adaptation of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. I mean, it’s nothing new. Big Brother is Great leader. The reason we do this is because it’s a good story. You think you can say it again in your country, in your culture, in your language; it is not meant to be compared. That’s not to say that now let’s compare it frame by frame and see if it’s better or worse. It’s a story in itself. And that’s how the public sees it. Because most of the time the audience hasn’t seen them, right? Your wider audience. And sure, it’s a good deal because you know, it’s a tried and true story. It’s done, its speed to market; you can do it faster, you can run it differently, and you can change a lot of things around it. At least now people are paying money and paying license fees and doing it legitimately unlike the old days. We have made so many southern films in Hindi, ”he added.

Sameer Nair is a media executive and business professional. He was instrumental in the overhaul of Star India’s television network. These catapulted the channel to the highest audience level in 2000, making it a leading channel for 9 years. The redesign of Channel V and the launch of Star Gold, Star Vijay, Star One and Star Utsav also took place under his leadership.

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