By Hindustan Times
2012 is being touted as the year of sequels in Bollywood, with over 20 of ‘the part-2’ of hit films either releasing or going on the floor this year. While sequels to Dabangg, Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai, Housefull, Kya Kool Hain Hum, Jannat, Ghayal and Race will release this year itself, those to Ragini MMS, Rock On, No Entry, Tanu Weds Manu, Jism, Krrish and Ishqiya will start being filmed.
Other sequels in the making include Raaz 3, 1920 - The Evil Returns, Partner 2, Dostana 2, Dhoom 3 and Shabri 2.
While many wonder if so many sequels would lead to an overkill, filmmakers are positive. “It is possible (for viewers to get put off) but eventually, a good story works. Sequels must have original ideas and only use the throwback feel to connect with the viewer,” says Milan Luthria, who’s making the sequel to Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai (OUATIM).
Trade expert Taran Adars