11 Upcoming Bollywood Movies That Are Remakes Of South Indian Movies
South Indian movies are performing well in Hindi markets. Especially recent ones like Pushpa, RRR, and KGF Chapter 2 were blockbusters in North India. Not only these, but in the past too, the South industry has given tons of terrific movies. Bollywood often tends to adapt the storyline of these movies and make Hindi remakes out of them. So here, we have compiled a list of upcoming Bollywood movies that are remakes of South Indian movies.
1) Anniyan (2005)
Bollywood star Ranveer Singh and director S. Shankar are teaming up for the Hindi-language remake of the 2005 Tamil blockbuster Anniyan. The Tamil psychological action thriller movie starred Vikram and Sadha in lead roles. It won eight Filmfare awards, a National award, and six State awards as well!
2) The Great Indian Kitchen (2021)
The Great Indian Kitchen is a 2021 Malayalam drama movie written and directed by Joe Baby. It narrates the story of a newlywed woman (Nimisha Sajayan) who struggles to be the malleable wife that her husband (Suraj Venjaramood) and his family expect her to be. Harman Baweja will produce the Hindi remake which will be helmed by Arati Kadav. Dangal star Sanya Malhotra has been roped in to play the lead role.
3) Master (2021)
Thalapthay Vijay and Vijay Sethupati starrer Master was one of the biggest Tamil hits of 2021. Just a day after it was released, Shine India and Murad Khetani acquired the rights to remake it in Hindi. As per the sources, Salman Khan is in talks to play a lead role in the movie.
4) Kaithi (2019)
Directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, Kaithi is a Tamil action thriller movie starring Karthi in the lead role. This movie has similarities with Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) and Con Air (1997). Its Hindi remake titled Bholaa starring Ajay Devgn will release in theatres on March 30, 2023.
5) Soorarai Pottru (2020)
Inspired by the real-life of GR Gopinath, the founder of Simplify Deccan, Soorarai Pottru stars Suriya, Aparna Balamurali, and Paresh Rawal in main roles. It was selected as one among ten Indian films to be screened under the Best Foreign Film category at the 78th Golden Globe Awards.
The director of the original movie Sudha Kongara is helming the Hindi remake of Soorarai Pottru tentatively titled Udaan. It stars Akshay Kumar and Radhika Madan, with Paresh Rawal reprising his role. Suriya is also doing a cameo role.
6) U-Turn (2018)
U-Turn is a Tamil and Telugu film starring Samantha, Aadhi Pinisetty, Bhumika Chawla, and Rahul Ravindran. It is a remake of a 2016 Kannada movie of the same name. In 2021, Ekta Kapoor announced the Hindi remake of this thrilling movie. Alaya F will be playing the role of a journalist in the movie.
7) Naandhi (2021)
Allari Naresh and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar starrer Naandhi is a Telugu courtroom drama directed by Vijay Kanakamedala. Dil Raju has bought the rights to produce its Hindi remake. Ajay Devgan will be appearing in the lead role.
8) Thadam (2019)
Aditya Roy Kapur and Mrunal Thakur’s upcoming crime-thriller titled Gumraah is a Hindi remake of the 2019 Tamil hit ’Thadam’, which starred Arun Vijay and Vidya Pradeep. Aditya Roy Kapur has a double role in the movie. It will hit the bg screen on April 7, 2023.
9) Helen (2019)
This Malayalam survival thriller drama stars Anna Ben in the titular role alongside Noble Babu. Directed by Mathukutty Xavier, the film follows a teenage girl who disappears suddenly. Its Hindi remake titled Mili stars Janhvi Kapoor, Manoj Pahwa, and Sunny Kaushal. The movie already has a Tamil remake named Anbirkiniyal.
10) Comali (2019)
Comali is a Tamil comedy-drama that starred stars Jayam Ravi, Kajal Aggarwal, Yogi Babu, Samyuktha Hegde, and KS Ravikumar. Comali follows Ravi, a coma patient who has missed 16 years of his life and struggles to adapt to the new improved world. Boney Kapoor has announced a Hindi remake with Arjun Kapoor in the lead role.
11) Veeram (2014)
Salman Khan’s upcoming action-comedy is an official remake of the 2014 Tamil film Veeram. Directed by Farhad Samji, the movie also stars Venkatesh, Pooja Hegde, Jagapathi Babu, Jassie Gill, Bhumika Chawla and more. It releases on April 21, 2023.
12) Driving Licence (2019)
This Malayalam comedy-drama movie starred Prithviraj Sukumaran and Suraj Venjaramoodu and was directed by Lal Jr. Its Hindi remake titled ‘Selfiee’ stars Akshay Kumar and Emraan Hashmi in pivotal roles. Raj Mehta is directing the project. The movie releases on Feb 24, 2023.
So, this is the list of South Indian movies that are getting Hindi remakes. Which of these movies do you think will make it big at the box office? Let us know in the comments section.
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