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.
On the Pongal day in Tamil Nadu, the poster of Indian 2, the proposed sequel to the hugely successful Indian, was released amidst fanfare. Kamal Haasan’s Vishwaroopam-2, which he with typical enigmatism described as both a sequel and a prequel, flopped spectacularly at the box-office. This being the case, why are sequels made with alarming regularity in Tamil?
There are films, and then there are the sequels; some of which make you want to kick yourself in the rear for having watched it and some of which are so brilliantly made you wouldn’t mind watching them again! Bollywood’s recent fetish for sequels has wrecked havoc in our minds - confusing us in some ways about story lines, characters and the actual plot itself. Sequels have the pressure of living up to their original, and only a few have been able to pass this test of tolerance and entertainment put together. Here is a look at some of the best and not-so-great sequels!