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Bollywood remakes of South movies like Selfiee which are box office failures

by Joe Bourn

Remakes look good when done well! The audience should enjoy it, the actors should perform well and above all, the remake should not end up being a liability in the pocket of its producers. While some remakes can recreate the magic of an original, here are 5 recent Bollywood remakes that failed miserably:

1. Shehzada

After a crazy long pass with Bhool Bhulaiyya 2, Kartik Aryan’s next film was touted as a hit before it even released. An Allu Arjun remake Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo, Shehzada turned out to be a big dud in the end. The manufacturers pushed the traffic so as not to be affected Pathaan’of the blockbuster hit but unfortunately the box-office collection stands at 39.23 crores while its budget was close to Rs 85 crores.

2. Selfies

Akshay Kumar’s streak continues with this film which is a remake of a Malayalam film called Driving License. The film opened to an all-time low at the box office and was declared a flop in less than 5 days of its release. The budget of the film is close to Rs 150 crores and unfortunately the film has not even touched the 30 crores mark.

3. Vikram Vedha

While probably a better ‘flop’ on this list, this promising remake of the original starring R. Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi couldn’t turn a profit. The Hrithik-Saif starrer remake was made on a budget close to 185 crores but managed to do business of less than 140 crores.

4. Jersey

The film was said to be one of Shahid’s best in terms of acting and performance, but unfortunately the box office run could not replicate the magic. The film was made on a budget close to 80 crores, the film could only make around 28 crores.

5. Bachchan Pandey

Official Tamil Movie Remake Jigartanda, that fell and how! The Akshay Kumar and Kriti Sanon starrer film was made on a budget of 180 crores but made around 73.17 crores at the box office.

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