15 South Indians Films That Have Been Perfectly Re-Filmed By Bollywood

3:00 am 26 Jul, 2014


No matter how much we detest the showing of South Indian movies on Hindi channels, Bollywood is going to remain ever obliged to the South Indian film industries for these 15 films:

15. Yuva (Aaytha Ezhuthu)

Mani Ratnam’s multi starrer Bollywood action film was a magnificent remake of his very own Tamil super-hit release. The story line of the film was focused on students entering the vicious circle of politics. Though the film scored average record on the box office, outstanding performances of the actors smashed all the records of that year.

Yuva (Aaytha Ezhuthu)

 14. Chachi 420 (Avvai Shanmughi)


This hilarious super hit comedy film was the directorial debut of film star Kamal Hassan, which was also the Bollywood version of the Tamil comedy movie Avvai Shanmughi. The film was about a father and his hilarious journey to unite his broken family once again. The film was effortlessly successful in creating its position among the top lists of famous Indian Comedy Films.

Chachi 420 (Avvai Shanmughi)

13. Virasat (Thevar Magan)

Outstanding performances by actors of this movie left a monumental impact in the Indian film industry, but it never came to anybody’s thought that the original storyline of this film was adapted from a Tamil blockbuster movie starring Kamal Hassan. The film portrays the importance of Education and how it can become an instrument to uplift the welfare of the society.  Both the films won several awards and were highly acclaimed by movie critics.
Virasat (Thevar Magan)

12. Nayak (Mudhalvan)

“Education”, “honesty” and “hard work” were the three main strands entwined together to etch out the plot of the political action film, which was a reconstruction of the Tamil blockbuster.

Nayak (Mudhalvan)

11. Rehna hai tere dil me (Minnale)

May be the film did not make any remarkable splotch in the box office, yet the sweetness of the film stroked a dash of fragrance in the hearts of the audiences and became an incomparable romantic remake ever.

Rehna hai tere dil me (Minnale)

10. Bodyguard (Kaavalan)

This high budget Salman-Kareena starrer high-tech action film was the third remake of director siddique’s own Malayalam and Tamil blockbusters. For youngsters, this film became a statement and Salman an icon!

Bodyguard (Kaavalan)

9. Bhool Bhulaiya (Manichitrathazhu)

The spooky and thrilling ambiance of this movie and the electrifying act of Vidya balan, along with Priyadarshan’s unrivaled comedy earned this film an outstanding success and became a fortunate remake of the Malayalam megahit.

Bhool Bhulaiya (Manichitrathazhu)

8. Rowdy Rathore (Vikramarkudu)

This double dosage action remake victoriously created an uninterrupted effect in the box office and emerged as one of the highest grossing films of that year.

Rowdy Rathore (Vikramarkudu)

7. Saathiya (Alaipayuthey)

A cute love story turned out to be the biggest romantic remake of all time in Bollywood. Vivek-Rani’s exquisite onscreen chemistry and the film’s enchanting music brought a remarkable success to this film.

Saathiya (Alaipayuthey)

6. Tere naam (Sethu)

It was rather a transformation for superhero Salman Khan from an actor to an idol. This musical romantic Bollywood blockbuster remake became an inspirational film for the young lovers and won over 24 prestigious awards of that year.

Tere naam (Sethu)

5. Ghajini (Ghajini)

Mr. Perfectionist Amir Khan starrer psychological thriller not only smacked down all Bollywood records of that year, but also crashed the records of its original Tamil version. It became an overseas hit of 2008.

Ghajini (Ghajini)

4. Force (kaakha kaakha)

Heart throb John Abraham’s tough looks and Vidyut Jamwal’s Oh-so dashing physic along with a strong storyline and energetic acting gave more than one reason to the audiences to acclaim this Tamil metamorphosis.

Force (kaakha kaakha)

3. Singham (Singham)

Bollywood’s rough and tough actor Ajay Devgn starrer worldwide action release crashed through all the records of 2011 and made itself the best ever boisterous remake of Tamil film industry.

Singham (Singham)

2. Hera Pheri (Ramoji Rao Speaking)

Priyadarshan’s best ever comedy film was not only a box office hit, but also became a cult classic comedy over these years not only in Bollywood but in the Kerala film industry as well.

Hera Pheri (Ramoji Rao Speaking)

1. Anjaana Anjaani (Itlu Sravani Subramanya)

The boy next door Ranbir Kapoor and sizzling Priyanka Chopra chemistry may not have hit the silver screen but surely the film was successful enough to create a voguish position in Bollywood by its uber stylish casts and the breathtaking locations.


Anjaana Anjaani (Itlu Sravani Subramanya)

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