Director Priyadarshan says that Hungama 2 is an update of the movie Minnaram. In an interview with Mathrubhumi, Priyadarshan said that many people who saw Hungama 2 had criticized the performance of the actors as not being good enough.
“Many people who have seen the film are right. The actors in Malayalam are master actors. Bollywood does not have the same output as Mohanlal, Thilakan, Jagathy and Shobhana. Even if it gets 20 per cent of it, the film is a success. Malayalee will never digest remakes. But that's not the problem;” said Priyadarshan.
“Every time my film hits Bollywood, I hear criticism from Malayalees. Hungama 2 has also been criticized. But Hungama 2 is not a movie made for Malayalees. It is a film made for the people of a large area of the Hindi-speaking country to enjoy. If they like it, the film is a success;” Priyadarshan added.
Priyadarshan also added the reason for the success of his films in Bollywood. He said that he tries to bring a cultural shift while making remakes into Hindi. “The reason many remakes fail is that they remake in a similar way. If Tamil cinema or Telugu cinema is made the same in Hindi, only the language will change. Then the Bollywood audience will not understand that movie. So the remakes failed. I recognized this. So I adopted another method. I rewrite the movie and turn it into a Bollywood audience movie. That makes a culture shift in the remake;” added Priyadarshan.