Sequels are often tricky. From the producer’s point of view, a sequel can guarantee business because the first part was a hit and people loved it. But there are many instances when a sequel fell flat on the face since it was solely guided by the desire to make one and pocket the profits, rather than any real purpose. Here are some Bollywood films that demand a sequel but have not had one until now.
1. Andaz Apna Apna (1994)
Who will ever deny that this slapstick needs a sequel? The electric chemistry between Aaamir Khan (Amar) and Salman Khan (Prem), Shakti Kapoor as Crime Master Gogo, and Paresh Rawal in one of his first comic appearances are all etched in memory. The Raj Kumar Santoshi film had some memorable scenes that we love to recall. A box office disappointment at the time of release, Andaz Apna Apna has since earned a cult status over the decades with numerous reruns on TV. A sequel as been long overdue. The audience would love to see the histrionics of Amar and Prem back on screen.
2. Dil Chahta Hai (2001)
Perhaps the best film on bromance Bollywood has ever made. The directorial debut of actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar has been crying hoarse for a sequel. Dil Chahta Hai almost single-handedly resurrected actor Saif Ali Khan’s sagging career. Who would not love to see how Akash (Aamir Khan), Sameer (Saif), and Sid (Akshaye Khanna) carry on their friendship? Dil Chahta Hai is one of those landmark Bollywood films that badly deserve a sequel.
3. Mr India (1987)
Amrish Puri as Mogambo the super-villain, in one of his most memorable performances. Though the actor breathed his last in 2005, this sci-fi fantasy film demands a sequel than none other. All of us growing up in the eighties have fond memories of this Shekhar Kapur film that had the right doses of comedy, action, and romance. Even Annu Kapoor as the harassed newspaper editor was a treat to watch. We would love to know what happened to the bumbling Arun (Anil Kapoor in the title role) after he recovered the watch that made him invisible, not to mention, a reprise of “Hawa Hawai.”