Bollywood sequels: the snail tale


Movie buffs may be in for a big treat with a never-before number of sequels and prequels in Bollywood these days, but timely is not quite the word for them. Unlike Hollywood that produces an installment in a franchise almost every year, the Hindi film industry is taking a tad too long to maintain
the continuity of their franchises.

Aashiqui 2 has hit the screens 23 years after the first part, Shootout at Wadala, prequel to the 2007 Shootout at Lokhandwala, will reach theatres after six years, and Amitabh Bachchan-starrer Aankhen (2002) will see a sequel after eleven years of the original.

“If a sequel is released earlier, it definitely helps. Unlike Hollywood, the problem with us is that we have never been professional when it comes to cinema. We make films from the heart and not keeping economics in mind. Also, unlike Hollywood where the studio takes the dec