Recently old Bollywood movies like Don, Sholay and Umrao Jaan were remade using the latest technology, techniques and stars.

Shahrukh Khan played the role, which was donned by Amitabh Bachchan in the movie Don. Likewise Abhishek Bachchan played the role of Amitabh Bachchan in the movie Sholay.

This craze has now spread in Kollywood. Mohanlal’s Kireedom is going to be remade in Tamil with the same title. Ajith will play the lead role. Producer K.Balaji is producing this movie.

Latest buzz is that Thiruttu Payale fame Jeevan will act in the remake of Gemini Ganesan’s Naan Avanillai. Reema Sen will play the lead role along with Jeevan.

Is the trend of remaking old movies due to the lack of innovative new stories?