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Which Movie Is a Remake of Bachchhan Paandey, Starring Akshay Kumar?

Bachchhan Paandey
Bachchhan Paandey

Farhad Samji directed Akshay Kumar’s Hindi action comedy film Bachchhan Paandey, which is a remake of Tamil blockbuster Jigarthanda and closely resembles its storyline. Fans on social media have made this point clear.

Bachchhan Paandey
Bachchhan Paandey

Fans have drawn comparisons between Bachchhan Paandey and its Telugu remake Gaddhalakonda Ganesh, both remakes of Jigarthanda with slight changes, which released recently. Following Bachchhan Paandey’s release, fans engaged in lively discussions comparing Akshay Kumar and Varun Tej, who played lead roles in their respective versions as gangsters; also comparing look and feel between both actors’ characters in both movies.

For those unfamiliar, the film follows Myra Devekar, an assistant director, as she struggles against her boss’s ideas by creating a film about Bachchan Pandey despite warnings against him and Vishu exploring his village for research purposes despite fearing what she would find there; discovering fear surrounding Bachchan Pandey she attempts to get closer but eventually discovers betrayal within his gang.

In a twist of fate, as Bachchan Pandey’s betrayal is uncovered and swift retribution ensues, the question on everyone’s lips is “is Bachchan Pandey hit or flop?” Amidst the turmoil, Myra and Vishu bear the brunt of his fury. Yet, in an unexpected turn, Bachchan Pandey becomes an unlikely ally upon discovering Myra’s intent to immortalize his life through a biopic, leading to an unprecedented partnership between the feared gangster and the visionary filmmaker.

Bachchan Paandey seems like a remake of Veeram or Jigarthanda?

Bachchan Pandey is said to be an adaptation of Tamil movie Jigarthanda, with Akshay Kumar playing out a storyline similar to Siddharth from Siddharth’s original role portrayed by Siddharth. Jigarthanda received critical acclaim – earning two National Awards including Bobby Simha’s win for Best Actor award.

Bachchan Pandey experienced difficulties, potentially stemming from its remake status or pandemic status, leading to one of Akshay Kumar’s multiple failures. With a production budget of $19.8 million and worldwide box office earnings of $8.8 million only.

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