STUFF OF LEGEND
Muqaddar Ka Sikandar
This hideously populist melodrama might have been one of Prakash
Mehra’s biggest Bachchan-blockbusters, but that doesn’t come close to
making it a good film, despite the all-star cast including Rekha and Vinod
Khanna. This is a tawdry, overdone emotional tale of an orphan, his love
for the master’s daughter, him crying in a graveyard, his alcohol-driven
fall into debauchery... and so on.
Who should make it: If the over-baked emotions and those brief
plotline highlights weren’t enough, the parallels to Devdas should be.
This is Sanjay Leela Bhansali territory, just packed with so much
story that the director might not get as much time for self-indulgence. Akshay could play Sikandar, but Zohra Begum
has gotta be Aishwarya Rai. BIG B 2.0 With an Agneepath remake on the floors, Raja Sen lists the Bachchan films that should not be remade, and just who may be able to pull it off Can Akshay Kumar and Aishwarya Rai recreate the Rekha-Amitabh, left, magic?