Bollywood has lost its originality as it indulges in endless movie remakes for the sake of profits. For some time now, Bollywood moviemakers have started picking up tried and tested storylines to serve their audience. From old classics to south films to Hollywood, Bollywood has been busy churning out remakes.
But, thankfully, the audience has rejected many remakes in recent times. From Cirkus to Coolie No. 1 to Vikram Vedha, there are many remakes that audiences refused to watch. Even after massive criticism of Bollywood remakes, it is quite unfortunate that even in 2023 Bollywood will serve us so many remakes. Here are tentative Bollywood remakes of South movies that we may watch in 2023.
Bollywood Remakes Of South Movies In 2023
1. Aparichit (Remake Of Anniyan)
With Ranveer Singh in lead, the remake of this 2005 Tamil film will be helmed by Shankar. Starring Vikram and Sadha in lead roles, Anniyan, is an action drama revolving around a man who suffers from multiple personality disorder.
Based on the grapevine, Salman Khan has been approached to play the role that Thalapathy Vijay essayed in Master. As per Pinkvilla, Salman has shown interest in doing the film. As per some sources, even Shahid Kapoor is being considered for the remake. The film revolves around an alcoholic professor who is sent to a juvenile school. The drama unfolds when he sees a gangster using children for criminal activities.
3. Yet To Be Titled (Remake Of Soorarai Pottru)
Recently, the remake of the Tamil film Soorai Pottru was announced. With Akshay Kumar and Radhika Madaan in the lead, the film will be directed by Sudha Kongara, who helmed the original.
4. Sanki (Remake Of Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru or D-16)
Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, the remake of the superhit south crime thriller D-16, Sanki will star Varun Dhawan in the lead role of Rahman. Tentatively titled Sanki, this movie will also star Parineeti Chopra. The movie is about a police officer, who retires after an accident during a case investigation.
5. Bhola (Remake Of Kaithi)
As per media reports, director Dharmendra Sharma is currently filming ‘Bholaa’ which is an adaptation of the 2019 Tamil action-thriller ‘Kaithi’, starring Karthik. In the Bollywood remake, Ajay Devgn will play the role of the lead character- Dilli. Along with Ajay Devgn, Tabu also stars in this remake. As per the sources, the story revolves around an ex-convict, who after being released from jail, looks for his daughter. However, his attempts are interrupted due to a drug raid planned by inspector Bejoy.
6. Shehzada (Remake Of Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo)
Kartik Aaryan will play the lead in the remake of this Allu Arjun’s Telugu blockbuster. The Hindi remake will be titled Shehzada and will be directed by Rohit Dhawan. The movie revolves around a boy who grows up being constantly subjected to his father’s scorn.
‘Selfiee’ is an official remake of the 2019 Malayalam film, ‘Driving Licence’, which featured South stars Prithviraj Sukumaran and Suraj Venjaramoodu in pivotal roles. The Bollywood remake will feature Akshay Kumar and Emraan Hashmi in the lead roles, along with Nushrat Bharucha, Diana Penty, and many others in supporting roles.
8. Gumraah (Remake Of Thadam)
With Aditya Roy Kapur and Mrunal Thakur, Gumraah is the Hindi remake of the 2019 Tamil hit Thadam, which featured Arun Vijay and Vidya Pradeep.During the investigation of a murder, the police find two probable suspects. These suspects look alike but do not know each other. However, the case gets complicated as new facts unravel.
9. Hindi Remake Of The Great Indian Kitchen
Critically acclaimed Malayalam movie The Great Indian Kitchen will be remade in Hindi. Sanya Malhotra confirmed the news on her Instagram page. “So happy and excited to be a part of #TheGreatIndianKitchenHindiRemake can’t wait! (sic),” she wrote on her social media handle.
10. Kisi Ka Bhai.. Kisi Ki Jaan’ (Remake Of Veeram)
Salmaan Khan’s ‘Kisi Ka Bhai.. Kisi Ki Jaan’, is a remake of the 2014 Tamil movie, ‘Veeram’. The movie also stars Venkatesh Daggubati, Jagapathi Babu, and Pooja Hegde.
11. Hindi Remake Of Naandhi
Ajay Devgn took to his social media channel to announce that he will be collaborating with Dil Raju to make a Hindi Remake of the Telugu hit Naandhi. In his caption, he wrote, “Time to share an important story with all! @DilRajuProdctns and @ADFFilms are all set to produce the Hindi remake of the Telugu hit, Naandhi! (sic)”
Boney Kapoor has brought Luv Ranjan on board to develop a script for the Hindi remake of the hit Tamil Film ‘COMALI’. Ranjan, under his banner Luv Films, will co-produce the film as well, which will star Arjun Kapoor in the lead and will mark his FIRST collaboration with his Father Boney Kapoor.
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