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Top 20 Best Bollywood Movies That Are Remakes of South Indian Movies

11. Garam Masala – Boeing Boeing (Malayalam)

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A comic genre film, for which Akshay Kumar was awarded best actor in a Comic Role. This film has gained a cult following and has been regarded as one of the best Bollywood films in the comic genre. It is a remake of Priyadarshan’s own 1985 film Boeing Boeing which was a re-creation of a 1965 film of the same name which in turn was based on the 1960 French play of the same name. 

  • Release date: 03 Nov 2005 (India)
  • Director: Priyadarshan
  • Cast: Akshay Kumar, John Abraham, Paresh Rawal, Daisy, Neetu Chandra
  • IMDb Ratings: 6.7/10

12. Bhool Bhulaiyaa – Manichitrathazhu (Malayalam), Chandramukhi (Tamil), Rajmohol (Bengali)

Bhool Bhulaiyaa | Top 20 Bollywood Movies That Are Remakes of South Indian Movies | TrendPickle

Psychological horror comedy film directed by Priyadarshan and produced by Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar under the T-Series Films banner. A new version of the 1993 Malayalam film Manichitrathazhu. The film received universal critical acclaim and was also a vast profitable success. Later the film also attained cult status in Hindi cinema.

  • Release date: Oct 12, 2007 (India)
  • Director: Priyadarshan
  • Cast: Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan. Ameesh Patel, Paresh Rawal, Shiney Ahuja
  • IMDb Ratings: 7.3/10

13. Ghajini – Ghajini (Tamil)

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Action thriller film written and directed by A. R. Murugadoss, jointly produced by Allu Aravind. A remake of Murugadoss’s own 2005 Tamil film of the same name which in turn is encouraged by the 2000 film Memento and 1951 British film Happy Go Lovely. Released theatrically on 25 December 2008, Ghajini turned into the highest-grossing Indian film of the year, and the foremost Bollywood film to cross the ₹100 crore mark domestically, forming the 100 Crore Club.

  • Release date: Dec 25 2008 (India)
  • Director: A.R. Murugadoss
  • Cast: Amir Khan, Asim, Jiah Khan, Tinnu Anand
  • IMDb Ratings: 7.3/10

14. Run – Run (Tamil)

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Action comedy-romance film, film was produced by Boney Kapoor and Sridevi. The film received diverse appraisals and couldn’t get many appraisals on Box Office

  • Release date: May 14, 2004 (India)
  • Director: Jeeva
  • Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Bhumika Chawla, Vijay Raaz
  • IMDb Ratings: 4.9/10

15. Drishyam – Drishya (Kannada), Drushyam (Telugu), Papanasam (Tamil)

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Thriller film directed by Nishikant Kamat. The film is a remake of the 2013 Malayalam-language film of the same name. The film was jointly produced by Kumar Mangat Pathak, Ajit Andhare and Abhishek Pathak. It grossed ₹938.5 million in India and a worldwide total of ₹1,110.5 million worldwide.

  • Release date: Jul 31, 2015 (India)
  • Director: Nishikant Kamat
  • Cast: Ajay Devgn, Shriya Saran, Ishita Dutta, Rajat Kapoor
  • IMDb Ratings: 8.2/10

16. Rowdy Rathore – Vikramarkudu (Telugu)

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The Hindi-language action-comedy film was directed by Prabhu Deva and produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Ronnie Screwvala under the UTV Motion Pictures and Bhansali Productions banners. A remake of the 2006 Telugu blockbuster Vikramarkudu directed by S. S. Rajamouli, based on an original story written by K. V. Vijayendra Prasad. The film was declared a blockbuster at the domestic and worldwide box office

  • Release date: Jun 01, 2012 (India)
  • Director: Prabhu Deva
  • Cast: Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha, Paresh Ganatra, Yashpal Sharma
  • IMDb Ratings: 5.7/10

17. Ready – Ready (Telugu)

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The action-comedy film was directed by Anees Bazmee. Produced by T-Series Films, Rawail Grandsons Entertainment and Software Pvt. Ltd. the film is the official remake of the 2008 Telugu film of the same name directed by Srinu Vaitla. The film received varied reviews from critics, with a commendation for its music, humour and Khan’s performance, but condemnation for its extent and script.

  • Release date: Jun 03, 2011 (India)
  • Director: Anees Bazmee
  • Cast: Salam Khan, Deepika Padukone, Asim, Paresh Rawal
  • IMDb Ratings: 4.8/10

18. De Dana Dan – Vettam (Malayalam)

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Hindi-language comedy film directed by Priyadarshan. The story is a somewhat version of the Hollywood film “Screwed” and some parts from Priyadarshan’s own Malayalam film Vettam. Titled as a moderate box office success.

  • Release date: Nov 27, 2009 (India)
  • Director: Priyadarshan
  • Cast: Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty, Katrina Kaif, Paresh Rawal Sameera Reddy
  • IMDb Ratings: 5.5/10

19. Bodyguard – Bodyguard (Malayalam)

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Hindi-language romantic action-comedy film co-written and directed by Siddique Ismail.[4] It is a remake of the director’s own 2010 Mollywood film of the same name. The film broke many records upon its release. Within the first day of its release, it went on to become the highest opening day grosser as well as the biggest grosser ever for a single day up until then. Regarded as a major commercial success.

  • Release date: Aug 31, 2011 (India)
  • Director: Siddique 
  • Cast: Salman Khan, Karrena Kapoor, Aditya Pancholi, Hazel Keech
  • IMDb Ratings: 4.7/10

20. Housefull 2 – Mattupeti (Malayalam)

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Hindi comedy film directed by Sajid Khan and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, is an uncredited remake of the Malayalam film Mattupetti Machan and the second part of the Housefull film franchise. received diverse reviews from critics who admired the cast and humour but disparaged writing, screenplay, cliches and direction.

  • Release date: Apr 05, 2012 (India)
  • Director: Sajid Khan
  • Cast: Akshay Kumar, John Abraham, Riteish Deshmukh, Zarine Khan, Shazahn Padamsee
  • IMDb Ratings: 5.3/10
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