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Hera Pheri and Phir Hera Pheri:

Voted as the best Bollywood comedy film of all times, the 2000 cult film Hera Pheri, featuring Paresh Rawal as the shortsighted, dim-witted but kind landlord, Baburao Ganpatrao Apte, had the audience rolling with laughter. Its success also led director Priyadarshan to make a second instalment - Phir Hera Pheri, which released in 2006. The movie retained the original cast of Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty and Rawal, and depicted the twists and turns in their lives after becoming rich. Phir Hera Pheri, however, could not match up to the level that the original did. The third installment of the series is due for release, and, after a few initial hiccups, it was reported that all the three lead stars of the franchise will be reprising their roles.

10 Bollywood sequels that are a great watch

Sequels are in flavour this season in Bollywood, with films such as Houseful and Dabangg back on screen with their subsequent instalments. Here, expectations run high and filmmakers are under the extra pressure of ensuring that the sequels do as well, or even better than the previous ones. However, with the kind of popularity that some of these films command, Bollywood will continue to make their sequels and we will continue to lap them up.

Here are 10 Bollywood sequels that have managed to be as good as the original movie and sometimes, have even surpassed their success.