Producers consider sequels of films as a safe bet in Bollywood, and it has been going on in the industry since the 60s and 70s. Often the sequels of big budget superhit films are made, which are also liked by the audience. At the same time, such films are also being made for some time, in which the sequel is mentioned in the middle of the story. Some of the recently released films can also be taken as an example, like ‘KGF Chapter 2’ and ‘Pushpa’. Although sometimes there are films that are not made by any one producer or director, but still have a historical connection. These films can be called companion films. Today we will tell you about some such Bollywood films, which were made with different directors and actors, but they have a connection.
Bajirao Mastani – Panipat
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s 2015 film ‘Bajirao Mastani’ traces the story of Peshwa Bajirao and Mastani, starring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra in pivotal roles. At the same time, directed by Ashutosh Gowariker in 2019, ‘Panipat’ tells the story of Sadashivrao Bhau (Nephew of Peshwa Bajirao). The third battle of Panipat is shown in the film between Sadashivrao Bhau and Ahmed Shah Abdali.
Raazi – The Ghazi Attack
Alia Bhatt was in the lead role in this 2018 film. It is a story based on the life of a RAW agent who went undercover to Pakistan and provided India with important information about the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. Earlier in 2017 ‘The Ghazi Attack’, it was shown that the Indian Navy comes to know about Pakistan’s plan to destroy INS Vikrant and in such a situation, they get ready in advance. Interestingly, Pakistan’s plans to attack through submarines were informed by the character of RAW Agent Alia, played in ‘Raazi’.
Batla House – India’s Most Wanted
John Abraham’s film ‘Batla House’ is based on real life events. In this film, John’s character tries to nab the terrorists behind the 2008 Batla House encounter. When he manages to nab the terrorists, it is revealed that there was another person who managed to escape. At the same time, it is shown in Arjun Kapoor’s film ‘India’s Most Wanted’ that Arjun goes to Nepal in 2013 to arrest terrorist Yasin Bhatkal and bring him back to India. While apprehending Yasin Bhatkal, he also catches another terrorist who reveals that he is Faizullah Akhtar and was involved in the Batla House encounter case and managed to escape at that time. Both these films were released in 2019.
Samrat Prithviraj – Sher Singh Rana
The story of heroic warrior emperor Prithviraj has been shown in Akshay Kumar’s film, which was recently released in theatres. At the same time, Vidyut Jamwal will be seen playing the role of ‘Sher Singh Rana’ in the upcoming biopic Sher Singh Rana. Sher Singh Rana was a staunch Rajput who undertook a perilous journey to bring the remains of Prithviraj Chauhan back to India. He had created a stir in the whole country by escaping from Tihar Jail with his mind trick.