India is a vast country which is home to people from different languages, faith, creed, religion etc. Although there are a number of barriers separating the common people of India, one thing that unites them all is CINEMA.
The Indian film industry has been divided into different languages based on the area of release. Nevertheless, we all come together to watch a film because the idea and the content of the film is what we connect with.
Talking about the same, there have been a number of films that have been remade in different languages across the country and have widely been accepted and appreciated. Take a look at these movies that were remade from other languages and still made it big:
Bhool Bhulaiya is a remake of 1993 super hit Malayalam movie Manichitrathazhu starring Mohanlal in the lead. After the success of Manichitrathazhu, it was then officially remade in five different languages. In Kannada, the movie is called Apthamitra, in Tamil and Telugu it is Chandramukhi, the Bengali version is Rajmohol and finally, in Hindi, it is Bhool Bhulaiya.
The blockbuster Bollywood movie, Bodyguard was a remake of a Malayalam movie of the same name and stars Dileep and Nayanthara in the lead. In the Hindi version, Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor play the lead roles. Owing to the success, the movie was then remade in Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, and Bengali.
This movie was an official remake of a 2006 Telugu blockbuster Vikramarkudu starring Ravi Teja and Anushka Shetty. The film was remade in Tamil, Kannada and Bengali. Apart from that the movie has also been remade in Bangladeshi Bengali.
Drishyam was the remake of the 2013 Malayalam movie with the same title. In its original version, Mohanlal played the lead role and is considered to be one of his best roles. Later, when the movie was remade in different regional languages, the main role was adorned by the mega stars of the respective industries such as Kamal Hassan in Tamil, Daggubati Venkatesh in Telugu and Ajay Devgn in Hindi.
Yet another remake of a Malayalam movie Kadha Parayumbol, saw Irrfan Khan and Shah Rukh Khan in the Hindi version. The movie was also made in Tamil as Kuselan and Mamooty's role was played by mega-star Rajnikanth, and Pasupathy played the role of Srinivasan.
This 2009 Hindi movie was directed by Prabhu Deva and saw Salman Khan in the lead. The film that was a saving grace for Salman's failing career was actually a remake of a Telugu blockbuster Pokiri. The film was appreciated across the country and was hence released in Tamil and Bengali.
Don was a Bollywood blockbuster of the 70's, where Amitabh Bachchan plays the lead role. It was then remade in Tamil as Billa starring Rajnikanth. The movie was also remade in Hindi starring Shah Rukh Khan.
Ghajini was a super hit Tamil movie which was remade in Hindi with the same title. In the Tamil version, the lead roles were played by Asin and Suriya. However, in the Hindi remake, Aamir Khan replaced Suriya and Asin played the female lead.
Singham was first released as a Tamil movie in 2010 where Suriya played the lead role. In 2011, when the movie was remade in Hindi, Ajay Devgn replaced Suriya in the lead role. The movie was also remade in Bengali later.
This action thriller starring John Abraham and Genelia D'souza was loved by many action enthusiasts. However, this movie was a remake of the Tamil movie Kaakha Kaakha which saw real-life couple Suriya and Jyothika in the lead roles. It had also been remade in Telugu and Kannada under the titles Gharshana and Dandam Deshagunam, respectively.
That's all folks.
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