There seems to be a sudden trend in the industry where moviemakers rejig timeless romantic classics into newer versions. While several remakes failed to make an impression, there are some movies that have mastered the formula of presenting old wine in a new bottle with elan. Today’s List hai toh hit hai theme special is all about remade romantic movies. Let's get going!
Shall we dance
A 2014 American rom-com is a remake of 1996 Japanese film of the same name. It stars Richard Gere as John Clark, Jennifer Lopez as Paulina, and Susan Sarandon as Beverly in lead roles. The movie was not as successful globally as its Japanese counterpart but did well in the home country, winning many awards.
OTTplay Rating - 6.5
Available - Apple TV
An American rom-com released in 1995 is a remake of the 1954 movie of the same name. The film stars Harrison Ford as Linus Larrabee, Julia Ormond as Sabrina and Greg Kinnear in a debut role as David Larrabee. The movie has not been able to supersede its original which starred Humphrey Bogart and Audrey Hepburn. However Ford and Ormond have done justice to their characters.
OTTplay Rating - 6.4
Available - iTunes and Tubi
A Star is Born
A 2018 American musical romance film written and starred by Bradley Cooper alongside Lady Gaga. It's the fourth version of the 1937 film of the same name, which premiered in the 75th Venice International Film Festival. Despite being a familiar story, the movie has managed to capture the attention of its audience. Further, Lady Gaga’s original composition for the movie, titled Shallow, won her an Academy Award for Best Original Song.
OTTplay Rating - 8.0
Available - iTunes, Google Play, Hungama
You've Got Mail
You've Got Mail is a 1998 American rom-com film that stars Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan in lead roles. It is based on the 1940 movie The Shop Around the Corner, which is also a remake of 1937 film Parfumerie. Though the earlier movies highlight the story of love between two pen pals, You’ve Got Mail marked the dawn of the internet age by changing the mode of communication from letters to emails.
OTTplay Rating - 7.0
Available - Disney + Hotstar, Amazon Prime Video, Vi
His Girl Friday
A 1940 American screwball comedy film starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell. The screenplay was adapted from the 1928 play The Front Page. Though remakes are generally showcased in a modern style, this movie is a classic though remade after nine years of the original. With stellar performances by the star cast, this movie ranks high in the list of all-time great remakes in movie history.
OTTplay Rating - 8.3
Available - Exclusively on MX Player
Alright, folks that's the List hai toh hit hai theme special remade romantic movies of all time, I'm your host Nikhil signing out, for now, I shall be back again with a brand new theme pretty soon.
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