Best South-Indian Remakes in Bollywood

Best South-Indian Remakes in Bollywood

After the grand success of Baahubali 2, it’s quite clear that South Indian cinema is catching up with Bollywood, fast. While Bollywood still continues to be the biggest film industry in India, it’s quite clear that South Indian Cinema is giving it a tough competition. Due to the creativity of the stories, directors’ guts to take risk and make different movies, it hs managed to raise the bar of South Indian Cinema. That’s why Bollywood is coming forward and adapting these movies into hindi language for mass audience. Many South Indian movies have smashed all records of the Bollywood box office news. Here are the best South Indian remakes in Bollywood.


Drishyam is one of the biggest hits of Bollywood. Due to its gritty mystery and thrilling story, Drishyam earned critical acclaim and lots of accolades. This mystety thriller came across as a breath of fresh aor amidst the junk that was accumulating in Bollywood. Drishyam was first made in Malayalam. The film was at the front page of Bollywood box office news. But Bollywood brought more recognition to Drishyam and its South Indian counterpart. The Bollywood cast managed to do as good as the actors of the original movie. Ajay Devgn and Tabu received a lot of appreciation for their honest portrayal of the characters.


Ghajini became the first Bollywood movie to cross the 100-crore mark. With Aamir Khan in the lead, Ghajini managed to bring a new trend of masala action movies in Bollywood. The movie was originally made in Tamil. Ghajini managed to captivate the attention Bollywood biggies. Since a long time, Bollywood viewers were quite judgemental about watching South Indian movies, chucking them all into one box. But Ghajini certainly changed their perspective. It has a good storyline with firn objectives established behind this revenge drama.

Bhul Bhullaiya

Bhul Bhullaiya was the first movie that showed Vidya Balan’s capability  as an actor. The way she got indulged in the role of Monjulika and changed her expressions on a whim only tells how great are her acting skills. The movie was originally made in Malayalam as Manichitrathazhu. It’s a great horror-comedy with some logical and not-so logical aspects attached to it. The Bollywood remake has some good songs, some enjoyable classical dancing and lots of fun. And it is certainly different from other Bollywood movies.

Tere Naam

Tere Naam broke a lot of hearts. Salman Khan’s acting won a lot of praises, and it is still considered one of his best movies. But many people have this misconception that Tere Naam is an original Bollywood movie which derives some of its story from Salman Khan’s real life. The truth is, Tere Naam is a remake of a Tamil movie, Sethu. Tere Naam, a doomed love story, turned many people into the fans of Salman Khan. On the top of that, the songs won the hearts of millions of people.

Hera Pheri

This one must come as a shocker. The classic Bollywood movie, Hera Pheri, is a remake of Malayalam movie, Ramoji Rao Speaking. Hera Pheri is still unmatchable when it comes to comedy. It is a benchmark movie for all other comedic movies to come. Ramoji Rao Speaking was also remade in Tamil. It was among the top Bollywood box office news of that time.

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