Judwaa 2, Coolie No 1. Why is David Dhawan remaking his films? Are we back to the 90s?

Naseeruddin Shah wisely said that films that should have been made are being remade. It’s 2019 and these words ring truer than ever. David Dhawan is remaking his 1995 film Coolie No 1, with son Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan. The first-look poster just hit the web and fans are keen to see what new flavour the Dhawans can bring to the film the second time around. Will the Dhawans address the glaring misogyny and change it in this remake?

Going by the experience of Judwaa 2 and David Dhawan’s previous interviews, let’s not hope for too much.


The original Coolie No 1 was itself a remake of the 1991 Telugu film of the same name. The story revolved around a matchmaker (Sadashiv Amrapurkar), who wishes to take revenge on a landlord Hoshiyar Chand (Kader Khan), as he had once humiliated him. Read More

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