Rajesh Khanna’s movie – Amitabh Bachchan’s iconic Anand will be re-produced. It will be reproduced by original producer NC Sippy’s Grandson Sameer Raj Sippy alongside producer Vikram Kakkar. Film critic and film commercial analyst Taran Adarsh took to Instagram on Thursday and announced it. He wrote, “The official version of ‘ANAND’ has been announced… #Anand – one of the most popular movies starring #RajeshKhanna and #AmitabhBachchan, directed by #HrishikeshMukherjee – will be reproduced by the original producer – grandson of #NCSippy’s #SameerRajSippy – along with Hand in hand with producer. #Vikramkhakar. While the film is in the scripting stages, the film makers have not yet finished directing and star. #Anand #AnandRemake.” Reproduction of the film is currently in the scripting stage, and the film makers have not yet finished directing the film.
The official version of “Anand” has been announced… #anand One of the most famous films starring # Rajesh Khanna And #Amitabh BachchanDirected by #Hrishikesh Mukherjee – Will be re-manufactured from the original product – # nixbygrandson #SameerRajSippy – Together with the product # Vikramkhakar. pic.twitter.com/DdhxZrRXDz
– Taran Adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 19, 2022
While this was supposed to be good news, netizens didn’t take it positively. Many believe that by remaking the movie, the classic will be destroyed. One wrote, “Nahin already Shulay Zinger and a few other films took a beating.. Don’t spoil the classic. This clearly shows that directors and writers are no longer more creative in Bollywood.” Here are some of the reactions:
No way. Anand is a late man only show Mr. Rajesh Khanna ji. Nobody can photograph it. He should stop it now.
– Summit Garg (@heymsam) May 19, 2022
Kyun Yar. Rehne do na kuchh cheezon ko.
I’m the same person who advocated giving a chance to re-imagine and recreate in one episode of #RR…but hey. Some things can be left alone… https://t.co/QIm9Jy0cdh
– Riya Mukherjee (@MsRiyaMukherjee) May 19, 2022
Why why why.. https://t.co/4oWjcQHQ9p
– Chitra Narayanan (@nndcnn) May 19, 2022
Repetitive reflection on certain memes/ideals/narratives is really the realm of religion and myth
When societies become secular, they shift their devotion to pop culture icons from the recent past, as shown below
Weak creativity and activity in society https://t.co/RHuMkf6Wyg
– Śrīkānta (@shrikanth_krish) May 19, 2022
Oh no no no no no no! please do not! For the love of all that is good in Bollywood cinema. no! Please don’t do this for a classic. https://t.co/n9OwqSGu1J
– Arun Krishnan 🇮🇳 (@ArunKrishnan_) May 19, 2022
Producer Sameer Raj Sippy was elated with the announcement of a remake, and felt that such stories should be told to the new generation. He said, “Taking into account the sensibilities of the original film and the emotions associated with it, I felt that the current generation needed to retell many very relevant stories today especially when there is such a demand for good content.” Anand directed the 1971 film Hrishikesh Mukherjee, while Gulzar wrote the film’s dialogues. Besides Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan, Anand also appeared in Sumita Sanyal, Ramesh Dio and Seema Dio in lead roles.
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