Sunday, November 14, 2010

Bollywood Movies Copied From South Indian Films, Bollywood South Indian Remakes

Bollywood movies have been copying and doing remakes from South Indian films. We already know about Bollywood plagiarism from Hollywood, Foreign Films but sadly, Bollywood films have been plagiarising from South Indian films too, which most people do not know. Of course, some of them are remakes by the producer-directors who made originals. We already know that Ghajini, Wanted and Salman Khan's next film (remake of Kick) are all remakes but there are many other Bollywood films which were just mere remakes on the sly or copies of South Films, being presented as originals. The least Bollywood producers could have done was given credit to the South Indian original films.

Here is a list of Bollywood movies copying from South Indian movies.

Ram aur Shyam copied from Telugu film Ramudu Bheemudu If you think Bollywood started double roles, you are wrong. Ram aur Shyam, the Dilip Kumar hit is a copy of Ramudu Bheemudu(1964) starring N.T.Rama Rao. In the year 1967, the Bollywood movie was directed by Tapi Chanakya starring Dilip Kumar.

Pyaar Kiye Jaa copied from Tamil movie Kaadhalikka NeramillaiThe 1964 Tamil comedy film starring T. S. Balaiya, R. Muthuraman, Ravichandran, Nagesh was remade into Pyar Kiye Jaa in 1966

Biwi No. 1 copied from Tamil film Sathi Leelavathi: Sathi Leelavathi had Kamal Haasan and Kovai Sarala, which was then made into the 1999 runaway Bollywood hit, starring Salman Khan, Karisma Kapoor, Sushmita Sen, Anil Kapoor and Tabu.  Directed by David Dhawan for the Bollywood version

Judwaa copied from Tamil Hello Brother  - Nagarjuna's superhit Telugu film Helllo Brother was remade by David Dhawan with Salman Khan and Salman Khan in the lead roles.  Of course Hello Brother and Judwa are copy of Jackie Chan's Twin Dragons.

Saathiya remake of Tamil original Alaipayuthey: Saathiya one of the best love stories in Bollywood is a remake of the Mani Rathnam directed Tamil film, Alaipayuthey starring Madhavan and Shalini. Aravind Swami and Kushboo did the roles of Shahrukh Khan and Tabu in the original. The legitimate remake was directed by Shaad Ali

Virasat remake of Tamil original Thevar Magan Kamal Hassan's super succesful Thevar Magan was remade to Virasat starring Anil Kapoor, Tabu, and Pooja Batra, and was directed by Priyadarshan. The original had South's biggest stars Sivaji Ganesan, Kamal Haasan, Nasser and Revathi.

Nayak: The Real Hero, remake of Mudhalvan, Tamil film : One of the most watched films on televison, Nayak, starring Anil Kapoor and Rani Mukherjee was a remake of Mudhalvan starring Arjun, Manisha Koirala and Sushmita Sen. S.Shankar, the Robot director, directed the original as well as the remake.

Run copied from Tamil film Run: The original superhit had Madhavan and Meera Jasmine while the Bollywood flop had Abhishek Bachchan and Bhumika.

No Entry copied from Tamil Movie Charlie Chaplin: One of the biggest Bollywood hits of this decade, No Entry starring Salman Khan was lifted from the Tamil movie, Charlie Chaplin.

Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein copied from Minnale: Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein, the musical beauty of a film was a remake of a big Tamil blockbuster,Minnale, starring Madhavan, Abbas and Reema Sen. Must say, Madhavan has done some real good work, down South!Gautham Menon directed both the versions.

Ramji Londonwale copy of Nala Damayanti in Tamil: Both the versions had Madhavan in the lead role. The Hindi version flopped.

Hera Pheri copy of Malayalm movie Ramji Rao Speaking: Most Malayalees swear that Akshay Kumar's biggest hit Hera Pheri is not even half as good as the original Malayalm film, Ramji Rao Speaking which starred Saikumar and Mukesh. What do you have to say that? Incidentally, the original film was written and directed by Siddique Lal and the remake was made by Priyadarshan.

Tere Naam copy of Sethu, the Tamil original: Seth starred Vikram, Sivakumar and Abitha while the copy had Salman Khan and Bhoomika Chawla. Both were superhits. Sethu was directed by Bala while Tere Naam was directed by Satish Kaushik

Sunday copy of Anukokunda Oka Roju, Telugu film: Rohit Shetty's movie Sunday is a remake of Anukokunda Oka Roju. The Telugu version stars Charmy while Sunday had Ayesha Takia.

Bhool Bhulaiyaa copy of Malayalam film Manichitrathazhu - This is a tried and test formula that worked in every language. Yes, Priyadarshan's Bhool Bhulaiya is copy of Malayalam film Manichitrathazhu starring Mohanalal, Shobana and Suresh Gopi. The movie also worked wonders when it was made in Tamil/Telugu called Chandramukhi starring Jyothika and Rajnikanth.

Khatta Meetha remake of Malayalam film Vellanakalude Nadu: Priyadarshan remade one of his oldest Malayalam films dating back to 1989, and put it cleverly into a contemporary situation of 2010

Khushi copy of Tamil film Kushi - Kareena Kapoor and Fardeen's Khushi(2003) was a remake of the original Tamil film, Kushi that starred Vijay Joseph and Jyothika back in 2000. It was also remade into Telugu by the same name, starring Bhumika Chawla and Pawan Kalyan.

Woh Saat Din copy of Antha Ezhu Naatkal, Tamil film: Antha Ezhu Naatkal a a one man movie was a one-man wonder starring K.Bhagyaraj. The remake was praised for Anil Kapoor's and Naseeruddin Shah's performances. Of course, the movie was given an opulent makeover in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam in 1999.

Shakti - The Power remake of Anthahpuram, Telugu filmm - Karisma Kapoor and Nana Patekar won critical acclaim for this remake of Telugu super hit starring Soundarya, Saikumar and Prakash Raj.

Coolie No.1 copied from Telugu film Coolie Number 1:
One of David Dhawan's best films, Coolie No.1 is a copy of the Telugu film by the same name, written and directed by K. Raghavendra Rao. Coolie No.1 Telugu version of 1991 stars Venkatesh, Tabu, Mohan Babu, Rao Gopal Rao, and Sharada Urvashi The film was produced by Venkatesh's father, D. Ramanaidu on his home production, Suresh Productions.

Saajan Chale Sasural copied from Telugu film Allari Mogudu: The 1996 Bollywood comedy starring Govinda, Karisma Kapoor, Tabu, Kader Khan and Satish Kaushik was copied from the Mohan Babu starrer in 1992 Telugu film

Yuva remake of Tamil movie Aayutha Ezhuthu: Mani Rathnam remade Aayutha Ezhuthu into Yuva. The original starred Surya, Madhavan and Siddarth.

Veendum Chila Veettukaryangal (1999) copied TO Waqt (2005). The Malayalam original starred Jayaram and Samyuktha Varma. whle the remake had Akshay Kumar and Priyanka Chopra.

Kakkakuyil (2001) copied TO Golmaal (2006). The original Malayalam film starred Mamooty and Mohanlal. This Malayalam film was inspired by A Fish called Wanda (1988), Hollywood film.

chup chup ke,- copy of punjabi house (Malayalm film) Directed by Rafi Mecartin, the original Malayalam was not so successful when it was made in Hindi by Priyadarshan, starring Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor.

Huungama remake of Malayalam movie poochakku oru mookuthi: Poochakkoru Mookkuthi meaning 'Nosering for the Pussy Cat' is a 1984 film, Priyadarshan's first movie ever as a director. The complicated, humorous script of the film was based on a Tamil movie,Koteeswaran Magal starring Sivakumar.

Garam masala remake of Boeing Boeing: The Malayalam original Boeing Boeing (1985) directed by Priyadarshan was actually a copy of the 1965 Hollywood film of the same name. The Hollywood movie starred Jerry Lewis and Tony Curtis. And the Hollywood version was based on French play, Boeing-Boeing (1965). Phew!

Also check out Bollywood movies copied from Hollywood movies.


MNL said...

Some scenes from hindi movie Hungama were straight lifted from telugu hit "Koteshwar Gopal Rao ammai" translated as Billionaire, Gopal Rao's daughter; though the story was a little different.

Anonymous said...

The reason this list is stupid because the point you are trying to prove is that bollywood copied south indian BUT south indian copied hollywood! So it's pretty much stupid for you to say that bollywood copied south indian when they really copied hollywood because so did south indian. The movies that you so call "original" south indian films are not even south indian! They are from hollywood

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