Bollywood is losing its charm to South Indian Films
It's raining remakes!
Bollywood is losing its charm to South Indian films and its raining remakes!
South Indian film Industry is regarded as the largest regional language cinema which includes Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada films.
Claims are often made that Bollywood filmmakers are not that creative, turning good story plots into bad movies, copying stories from different film industries, and many more things.
And once we dig in, we find that Bollywood tends to lack original concepts more often now.
Perhaps South Cinema is taking over Bollywood due to its originality.
In recent times more than 50 films have been made that are copied or remade of blockbuster South Indian films, while the original tally makes up more than hundreds.
Bollywood is also repeatedly losing out to South cinema in terms of box-office collection as well.
The reasons range from poor content, the decline in single-screen theatres, the entertainment tax on Hindi movies, differences in demographics, and the rise of digital streaming platforms.
At the latest we get to know that film titled Bholaa, is set to premiere on March 30, 2023. It is the Hindi remake of the Tamil action thriller Kaithi produced by Ajay Devgn. He is also the lead star of the film.
Jersey a 2022 Indian Hindi-language sports drama starring Pankaj Kapur, Shahid Kapoor, and Mrunal Thakur, written and directed by Gowtam Tinnanuri, is his Hindi directorial debut and the remake of his 2019 Telugu film of the same title.
Akshay Kumar’s Cattputlli released on Disney+ Hotstar on September 2, is the official remake of the 2018 Tamil film Ratsasan.
Saif Ali Khan and Hrithik Roshan’s recent release Vikram Vedha is also the official Hindi remake of the superhit Tamil film of the same name.
While Rajkummar Rao and Sanya Malhotra’s HIT – The First Case is the remake of the 2020 Telugu hit of the same.
Bachchhan Pandey, which was released on March 18 this year, also an Akshay Kumar starrer, is an official remake of the 2014 Tamil film Jigarthanda which itself was inspired by the 2006 South Korean film A Dirty Carnival.
Ajay Devgn’s 2015 thriller film DRISHYAM is a remake of the 2013 Malayalam-language film of the same name.
Ek: The Power of One 2009 action thriller film starring Bobby Deol, Nana Patekar, and Shriya Saran was the remake of the Telugu-language film Athadu, which was released in 2005.
And the list goes on and on as Bollywood has a plethora of films remade from South Indian cinema.
Here is the list of some South Indian films that were remade in Bollywood
|Kaakha Kaakha (Tamil)||Force|
|Sethu (Tamil)||Tere Naam|
|Hello Brother (Telugu)||Judwaa|
|Ramudu Bheemudu (Telugu)||Ram Aur Shyam|
|Athadu (Telugu)||Ek The Power of One|
|Manichitrathazhu (Malayalam)||Bhul Bhullaiya|
|Ramoji Rao Speaking (Malayalam)||Hera Pheri|
|Vikramarkudu (Telugu)||Rowdy Rathore|
|Vinnaithandi Varuvaya (Tamil)||Ekk Deewana Tha|
|Mattupetti Machan (Malayalam)||Housefull 2|
|Katha Parayumbol (Malayalam)||Billu|
|Ishtam (Malayalam)||Mere Baap Pehle Aap|
|Boeing Boeing (Malayalam)||Garam Masala|
|Charlie Chaplin (Malayalam)||No Entry|
|Thalavattam (Malayalam)||Kyon Ki…|
|Madhyanam Hathya (Telugu)||My Wife’s Murder|
|Poove Unakkaga (Tamil)||Badhaai Ho Badhaai|
|Minnale (Tamil)||Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein|
|Viralukketha Veekkam (Tamil)||Aamdani Atthanni Kharcha Rupaiya|
|Mudhalvan (Tamil)||Nayak: The Real Hero|
|Bavagaru Bagunnara (Telugu)||Kunwara|
|Kadhal Kottai (Tamil)||Sirf Tum|
|Aniathipravu (Malayalam)||Doli Saja Ke Rakhna|
|Aa Okkati Adakku (Telugu)||Mr. & Mrs. Khiladi|
|Subha Lagnam (Telugu)||Judaai|
|Thevar Magan (Tamil)||Virasat|
|Veetla Visheshanga (Tamil)||Mr.Bechara|
|Tholi Prema (Telugu)||Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai|
|Maryada Rammana (Telugu)||Son of Sardar|
|Vellanakalude Nadu (Malayalam)||Khatta Meetha|
|Antha Ezhu Naatkal (Tamil)||Woh Saat Din|
|Avvai Shanmugi (Tamil)||Chachi 420|
|Sathi Leelavathi (Tamil)||Biwi No.1|
|Anukokunda Oka Roju (Telugu)||Sunday|
|Aayutha Ezhuthu (Tamil)||Yuva|
|Itlu Sravani Subramanyam (Telugu)||Anjaana Anjaani|
|Vettam (Malayalam)||De Dana Dan|
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