Alluda Majaka (aka. Alluda Mazaaka)
Dear Hollywood Studio Executive,
I know we have not seen eye to eye on many things but I come to you today, with cap in hand, asking for one simple favour. Can you please find it in your heart to remake Alluda Majaka for American audiences? I know you are already busy remaking American films that you only released in theatres two years ago, but I think you are ignoring a gold mine here. Bollywood is an untapped market when it comes to adaptations. There are great award winning Bollywood films that come out every year...and then there is Alluda Majaka. Yes, normally I cry out when you remake a film that was already good to begin with, but I am not asking you to remake the good Bollywood films only the bad ones. I have no problems with you remaking films that fall in the “it’s so bad it’s good category.” This is exactly category Alluda Majaka belongs in. The film is so over-the-top and the lead takes himself so seriously, that the audience cannot help but take glee in the silliness of it all. The film came out in 1995, but it feels like it was ripped right out of the 70s’ kung fu genre. My copy of the film was so bad that the English subtitles even ran out halfway through the film! But you know what? I still ended up watching the film to the end. The film is a mesmerizing mess that will play very well when you have friends over and booze flowing. Seriously this film has Tropic Thunder style remake written all over it. Just look at one of most iconic action sequences from the film:
Really a remake of Alluda Majaka cannot be any worst than something like Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star, which you released in theatres a few weeks ago. How did that work out financially for you by the way? Anyways, just give the idea some thought. Unintentional comedic gems like this do not come along every day.
Alluda Majaka is part of our "The Must See List" series.