No Entry Pudhe Dhoka Aahe – the official Marathi remake of Boney Kapoor-produced 2005 superhit Hindi film No Entry – released on September 7. The Marathi version has a good starcast like Bharat Jadhav, Aniket Vishwasrao, Ankush Chaudhary, Sai Tamhankar, Kranti Redkar and Viju Khote. While Ankush Chaudhary has directed the film, Guru Thakur has penned the songs. This has happened probably for the first time that a Hindi film has been remade into Marathi. Is this the beginning of a new trend in Marathi? Rang Marathi tried to know it from the industry itself.
Samit Kakkad, director of soon-to-be-released Aayna Ka Baayna, says, “Remakes! Why Not? Hats off to Ankush that he took up this challenging project and made sure it materializes. As far as trend is concerned, it changes every Friday. Trend is not at all important. What’s important is timing! Being at the right place at the right time! And since Boney Kapoor is associated with this project, there is almost no risk factor. One more thing is that hard work and passion is never wasted. I wish the film runs successfully.”
Famous actor Santosh Juvekar, who acted in Zenda, Morya and Shala, opines, “It’s a good effort. Ankush is a master in handling such subjects. And this time he has the support of a good starcast in No Entry Pudhe Dhoka Aahe. It would be good if this film sets a trend. I think there’s nothing wrong in imitating or repeating success!”
Another well-known actor Chinmay Mandlekar of Zenda, Gajar, Jogwa and Morya fame, says, “Let audiences decide whether remakes are good or bad. And it is not like that new or original films will not be made if remakes really start doing well. We don’t need to be judgmental! I wish good luck to Ankush and his team.”
Sanjay Jadhav, the renowned cinematographer who shot Dombivli Fast, Jogwa, Ringa Ringa and Pak Pak Pakaak, comments, “The film will be a hit. I wish No Entry Pudhe Dhoka Aahe works! And I will definitely welcome if a trend of remakes comes in Marathi film industry.”
Yogesh Gosavi, the director of forthcoming Gadbal Gondhal, says, “Remakes are good as far as they bring in money. Practically, most of the films are huge disappointments due to their weak content. So there is nothing wrong if a few remakes come time to time and set the cash registers ringing.”
Viju Mane, who directed the brilliant Khel Mandlaa recently, says, “Nothing wrong in remakes. But the perspective of good and bad is also very important!”