There are two types of remake movies in Bollywood. First, whose remake is official, that is, the filmmakers announce a Hindi remake of a film in any other language. Second, you try to secretly copy a movie and make a new one by manipulating it according to your own will. In the first there is less legal risk, in the second, Bollywood makers often get caught up in the legal matter. The second formula was more successful in the era when the digital medium was not dominant. People used to sit in theaters to watch movies. Whatever was served to him in the name of entertainment, he usually accepted. But now times have changed. With a single click, people find out which movie has been copied from whom. A similar dub movie, named ‘Phone Bhoot’, will be released on October 7th.
The new poster for the movie ‘Phone Bhoot’ has been released. In it, Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif, actors Siddhant Chaturvedi and Ishaan Khattar are seen. Directed by Gurmeet Singh, the film is produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar. The movie is told as a horror comedy, which is said to be inspired by the Hollywood movie ‘Phone Booth’. Although, the makers of the movie have not yet officially accepted that it is a remake, but after seeing the title, story, and star cast of the movie, it is believed. ‘Phone Booth’ is a psychological thriller film, which was released in 2002. It was directed by Joel Schumacher. The film stars Colin Farrell, Forrest Whitaker, Katie Holmes, Radha Mitchell, and Kiefer Sutherland in major roles. It did a tremendous business at the American box office.
Katrina Kaif, Siddhant Chaturvedi and Ishaan Khatter have leading roles in the movie Phone Bhoot.
The story of the Hollywood movie ‘Phone Booth’ revolves around a man who has an illicit relationship with another woman behind his wife’s back. He uses a phone booth to talk to his girlfriend so his wife doesn’t find out about his affair. One day he is talking as usual in the phone booth. At the same time, a pizza delivery man knocks on the booth door and asks him to come out. As soon as he wants to leave, the phone rings in the cabin. That person would take the call. From there comes a voice that if he doesn’t listen to it, then he will tell his wife about his affair. After this, the person he calls forces him to tell the mistakes of his life in front of everyone. Not only that, he calls his girlfriend and wife there and asks them to choose one of them. In this way, that person accepts his crime in front of everyone. Only then do the police see the opportunity and save that person. The necklace is also caught.
Seeing the success of the movie ‘Phone Booth’, Bollywood producer Sohail Maklai and director Mani Shankar made a movie ‘Knock Out’. Released in the year 2010, this film was not an official remake, but the story was completely copied. Bollywood’s Sanjay Dutt, Irrfan Khan and Kangana Ranaut had lead roles in this film. In this, Irfan Khan’s character Bacchubhai often comes to a phone booth to call. One day he receives a call from the other side. The person he calls says that he has been surrounded. If he tries to get out of the booth, they’ll kill him. Then a person arrives at the cabin, who is also killed. Seeing this scares Bacchus, who turns out to be an associate of a corrupt politician. Both have committed corruption worth millions of rupees. The caller asks Bacchu to confess to his crime in front of the media. Bachu tells the truth in front of everyone. That’s when the police arrive. She arrests the boy. It is later revealed that the person he calls is a CBI officer.
Even after the story of the movie ‘Knock Out’ completely coincided with the Hollywood movie ‘Phone Booth’, its filmmakers believed they had written a new story. But Hollywood production company 20th Century Fox filed a copyright case against him. In 2010, the case reached the Bombay High Court, after which the theft was detected and the creators of ‘Knock Out’ had to pay compensation. Not only this, despite having a huge all-star cast, the film was a flop at the box office. 30 million rupees were spent to make this film, but the film earned 6.2 million rupees. That is why it is said that in order to copy, the use of wisdom is necessary. Remaking movies can be a guarantee of success, but if the adaptation is not done according to the Indian background, then consider the movie a flop. Now it will be interesting to see what happens with the movie ‘Phone Bhoot’.