It is always good to get inspired but it seems that our Bollywood filmmakers have taken this too serious, which is why they always try to recreate or remake something rather than exploring new ideas. Recently released 'Badla', directed by Sujoy Ghosh is garnering lots of rave reviews but very few know that it's a remake of Spanish film Contratiempo (The Invisible Guest) and there are other films too which are being remade in Bollywood. These filmmakers have not only taken the ideas from international cinema but sometimes they have also taken ideas from our South film industry. Here we bring you some of Bollywood's hit films which are actually remakes of hit south films. Take a look:
The 2000 comedy film starring Paresh Rawal, Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty, and Tabu is one that enjoys a cult status among Pan-Indian audiences, much like the 1989 Malayalam film 'Ramji Rao Speaking', on which it is based. Paresh's comic genius was widely appreciated in the film.
The 2002 romantic drama produced by Mani Ratnam and Yash Chopra has Vivek Oberoi and Rani Mukerji playing the romantic leads. With AR Rahman composing the soundtrack, the film had every reason to be the super-hit it was. It is a remake of the Tamil film 'Alaipayuthey', which was co-written, co-produced and directed by Mani Ratnam. The 2000 film saw Shalini and R Madhavan as the protagonists.
This 2009-action film directed by Prabhu Deva stars Salman Khan, Ayesha Takia, and Prakash Raj, and narrates the story of a gangster called Radhe. The film was nominated for multiple awards, including Filmfare, IIFA, Stardust and Star Screen. In the first version of the film, which was in Telugu and was titled 'Pokiri', Mahesh Babu played the role of the gangster by the name Pandu, while Ileane D'Cruz played the female lead.
This 2011 romantic action comedy stars Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, and Hazel Keech. The film, set around a misunderstood love connection between a bodyguard and the woman he is sworn to protect, is the remake of the Malayalam film of the same name starring Dileep, Nayanthara, and Mithra Kurian.
This action-thriller starring John Abraham and Genelia D'Souza released in 2011, was loved by many action fans of Bollywood. Even the unlikely pairing of John and Genelia found favour. 'Force' is the remake of Gautham Menon's successful 2003-film 'Kaakha Kaakha', which starred the real-life couple Suriya and Jyothika.
This Ajay Devgn action film, the title of which literally translates to the lion, revolves around an honest police officer Bajirao Singham. Like most Rohit Shetty films, 'Singham', which was released in 2011, too was a box-office success and had a sequel titled 'Singham Returns'. Singham was a remake of Tamil film 'Singam', in which Suriya played the lead role.
Akshay Kumar - Sonakshi Sinha starrer Rowdy Rathore was directed by Prabhu Deva. The film was an official remake of 2006 Telugu film Vikramarkudu featuring Ravi Teja and Anushka Shetty.
Kick is a 2014 Indian action heist film produced and directed by Sajid Nadiadwala under his Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment banner. It is an official remake of the 2009 Telugu movie of the same name. The film features Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, and Randeep Hooda in the lead roles and Nawazuddin Siddiqui portraying the main antagonist of the film.
Main Tera Hero
Main Tera Hero is a remake of Kandireega, directed by Santosh Srinivas and starred Ram, Hansika Motwani and Aksha Pardasany in the lead roles. The Hindi remake was directed by David Dhawan and it starred Varun Dhawan, Ileana D'Cruz and Nargis Fakhri.
Simmba is a remake of 2015's hit Telugu movie Temper, which stars Jr. NTR in the lead role. In Simmba, Ranveer Singh played the lead role. Simmba became a huge hit on the Box-Office and earned around ₹ 240 crores in the domestic circuit only.
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