It has been noticed in Indian film
industry that the younger generation of actors ape the legends in their films.
The practice was set up long ago by mimicking the performance and repeating the
dialogues of the black and white era films. There have many numerous films that
which have been a remake of some or the other film. Hindi films are inspired by
Hollywood or any other International cinema.
Recently there has been a lot of
younger generation stepping into the shoes of legends. Today’s chocolate heroes
do not miss any chance to act like their seniors. Imran Khan, of Delhi Belly
fame, in his upcoming film Mere Brother Ki Dulhan is mimicking the dialogue of
Salman Khan. Salman has carved a niche for himself in Indian cinema with films
like Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, Dabangg, Ready and many more. So the younger hero
leaves no stone unturned to match to the senior actor mannerisms and style.
Mere Brother Ki Dulhan also stars Salman Khan’s ex-girlfriend Katrina Kaif, Ali
Zafar and has imbibed the style of many-a-Sallu liners and dhinka-chika moves.
If we have a look at the promo of
the film we can conclude that Imran's admiration of Salman implemented in the
film’s scenes and Songs. An example, for the uninitiated, is the scene where
Katrina Kaif states that popular liner from Wanted... "Ek baar jo maine
commitment kar di, uske baad toh main apne aap ki bhi nahi sunta."
In another foot tapping number, Imran can is seen pulling imitating Salman's
larger-than-life 'towel-between-the-legs' step as well as the belt snapping
move from blockbuster film Dabbang’s title song.
So with all this, Imran will be paying
the tribute to the senior actor Salman Khan by mimicking his famous dialogues
and dance steps
Another actor who does not need any
introduction is Amitabh Bachchan. He has been regarded as star of the millennium.
People are crazy about him in India. In fact there have been temples of him in
some parts of India. A true star in every sense.
One of the most remembered film of
Amitabh was Don is a 1978 produced by Nariman Irani and directed by Chandra
Barot. The film featured Amitabh Bachchan, Zeenat Aman, Pran, Helen among
others. It was the third-highest grossing Bollywood movie of 1978 It has gained
cult film status in India and Amitabh was regarded as one of the most
professional actors due to his power packed performance.
In his career span of more than 4
Similarly after 25 years, director Farhan Akhtar made a
remake of Amitabh Bachchan original Don,
it was noticed that the lead actor of the film Shah Rukh Khan has also not left
any chance to repeat the legends dialogues and dance steps Not only the dialogues
of the film but also the songs were taken from the original film.
Another Amitabh Bachchan’s film that
has been re created is Agneepath. Agneepath is a 1990 Bollywood film directed
by Mukul S. Anand. It featured Amitabh Bachchan, Mithun Chakraborty, Madhavi,
and Rohini Hattangadi, with Danny Dengzongpa as the villain. It was produced by
Yash Johar. The title was taken from a poem penned by Harivansh Rai Bachchan,
Amitabh's father, and which is recited by the main character throughout the
In fact the original producer who
made the film in 1990 is making the remake again in 2011 with Hrithik Roshan
and Priyanka Chopra and Sanjay Dutt. Like wise in this film, Hrithik will be
playing the larger than life character of Vijay Dinanath Chauhan which Amitabh
Bachchan played in the original 1990 film. Not only Hrithik but also Sanjay
Dutt will be seen portraying the character of Kancha Cheena which was played by
Danny Dengzongpa in the original Agneepath.
Now we have to wait and watch how many these young actors of today's generation
gets successful in copying the legends of Bollywood.