Movie Sequels we NEVER knew existed
Sequels have become quite popular in Hindi cinema, many of them doing even better than the first part.
This year, some of the most anticipated movies are sequels of movie franchises like Krrish and Dhoom.
But there have been some sequels that we never even knew existed even though many of them starred superstars. Not only did they sink at the box office but they literally sank without a trace.
We take a look.
Nagina - Nigaahein
The superhit success of Nagina prompted the makers of the Sridevi-starrer to come up with the sequel Nigahein.
Sunny Deol replaced Rishi Kapoor while Anupam Kher played the villain and replaced Amrish Puri.
The film wasn't a patch on the original and was badly panned all over.
Image: Scenes from Nagina - Nigaahein
Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi - Badhti Ka Naam Dadhi
One of the earliest sequels that was made purely for commercial reasons, Badhti Ka Naam Dadhi had absolutely nothing in common with Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi except for similar sounding title.
Yes, we saw brothers Kishore Kumar and Ashok Kumar again but camaraderie with the third Kumar (Anup Kumar) was sorely missed.
Interestingly, the film featured Bappi Lahiri as an actor.
Image: Scenes from Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi - Badhti Ka Naam Dadhi
Surakksha - Wardaat
Agent Gopi a.k.a. Gunmaster G-9 was the common element of Surakksha and Wardaat.
Though it is widely considered that Mithun Chakraborty's golden innings started with Disco Dancer, there were films like Surakksha and Wardaat that were made earlier and contributed to his rise as a star.
Both films were hits.
Image: Scenes from Surakksha - Wardaat
Chhota Chetan (old) - Chhota Chetan (new)
This is one of the most innovative ways of making a sequel a hit.
Firstly, My Dear Kuttichathan, a 1984 Malayalam 3D film was dubbed in Hindi and released as Chhota Chetan.
The same was re-released 14 years later in Hindi and this time around new characters like Urmila Matondkar, Shakti Kapoor, Satish Kaushik and Harish were added.
Sequel, remake, re-release? Take your pick.
Image: Scene from Chhota Chetan (old), Poster of Chhota Chetan (new)
Sita Swayamvar - Sri Raam Vanavas
First it was time for Sita's Swayamvar.
Then, it was time for Sri Raam Vanavas.
Episodic in their appeal, these were 1970s mythological tales that took a logical step of moving from one phase of Lord Rama's life to another.
Jaya Pradha played Sita in both parts.
These films arrived much before she made a splash with Sargam.
Image: Posters of Sita Swayamvar - Sri Raam Vanavas
Jewel Thief - Return of Jewel Thief
Now this is one sequel that could have been thought of long time back. However, after some interesting escapades in the original story, Dev Anand and Ashok Kumar returned with the sequel.
If the Vijay Anand directed film was way ahead of it's times and remains a classic till date, the sequel directed by Ashok Tyagi was a forgettable affair.
Added presence of Dharmendra and Jackie Shroff couldn't save the film either.
Image: Posters of Jewel Thief - Return of Jewel Thief
Krantiveer - Krantiveer: The Revolution
Mehul Kumar had made quite a few successful films in the 1980s but real recognition came in with films like Tiranga and Krantiveer.
When bad patch hit him hard after he failed even with Amitabh Bachchan starrers like Mrityudaata and Kohram followed by some more forgettable films, the past resort was to make Kranitveer: The Revolution.
The film marked the debut of his daughter Jahan Bloch and failed miserably.
Image: Posters of Krantiveer - Kranitveer: The Revolution
Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se - Jaana Pehchaana
Now this was a film which was made just to cash on to sequels trend. Reason? Ranjeeta Kaur, leading lady of Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se, had died in the original.
However in true TV Serial soap style, she was revived in the form of a look alike in Jaana Pehchaana.
Surprisingly, this was a Barjatya production and though Sachin and Ranjeeta paired up again, there was hardly any heart in the film's rather patchy release.
Image: Scenes from Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se - Jaana Pehchaana
Vaastav - Hathyar
The Legend of Raghu lived on from Vaastav to Hathyar.
If Sanjay Dutt Sr died in Vaastav, it was Sanjay Dutt Jr (as Rohit), who came on the scene with Hathyar.
The curse of sequel to a much acclaimed film hurt this Mahesh Manjrekar directed affair hard as the content just couldn't come anywhere close to the original.
Image: Scenes from Vaastav - Hathyar
Style - Xcuse me
Before films like 3 Idiots and Ferrari Ki Sawaari, there was a time when Sharman Joshi stepped in films like Style and Xcuse Me.
To be fair to the actor, Style wasn't really bad and he and his co-star Sahil Khan did bring on some genuine laughs.
But the sequel was an apology of a film and turned out to be a listless affair at the box office.
Image: Scenes from Style - Xcuse me
Tom, Dick and Harry - Tom, Dick, and Harry, Rock Again
Not that Tom, Dick and Harry was any classic but then success always has followers and the makers here didn't want to lose out on the opportunity.
None from the original cast (Dino Morea, Jimmy Shergill, Anuj Sawhney) were as part of the sequel so, hold your breath, Mika Singh, Howard Rosemeyer and Aryeman Ramsay were roped in.
The film was completed but well, never released.
Image: Posters of Tom, Dick and Harry - Tom, Dick, and Harry, Rock Again