From Hollywood to Tollywood, the Hindi film industry has never shied away from looking outwards for inspiration for its films.

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Singham, which releases on 22 July, is the remake of its Tamil namesake Singam. Ajay Devgan plays the role of the tough-as-nails cop in the Hindi film while Suriya was the policeman in the Tamil version. Koimoi.com takes a look at some other south Indian films which inspired Bollywood:

Ready – remake of Ready (Telugu)

Ready – remake of Ready (Telugu)
Ready – remake of Ready (Telugu)

Salman Khan’s latest hit Ready was a remake of a Telugu film with the same name.

Wanted – remake of Pokiri (Telugu)

Wanted – remake of Pokiri (Telugu)
Wanted – remake of Pokiri (Telugu)

Even Salman’s return as the raw action star in Wanted, was a remake of the Telugu Pokiri.

Ghajini – remake of Ghajini (Tamil)

Ghajini – remake of Ghajini (Tamil)
Ghajini – remake of Ghajini (Tamil)

Aamir Khan’s love-action story Ghajini not only imported the story from the Tamil movie with the same name, it also got south Indian actress Asin in Bollywood!

Billu – remake of Katha Parayumbol (Malayalam)

Billu – remake of Katha Parayumpol (Malayalam)
Billu – remake of Katha Parayumbol (Malayalam)

Even Shah Rukh Khan’s amplified super-star persona in Billu was a retelling of the Malayalam film Katha Parayumbol.

Bhool Bhulaiyaa – remake of Manichitratazhu (Malayalam)

Bhool Bhulaiyaa – remake of Manichitratazhu (Malayalam)
Bhool Bhulaiyaa – remake of Manichitratazhu (Malayalam)

Akshay Kumar’s Bhool Bhulaiyaa took inspiration from the Malayalam film Manichitratazhu.

Sunday – remake of Anukokunda Oka Roju (Telugu)

Sunday – remake of Anukokunda Oka Roju (Telugu)
Sunday – remake of Anukokunda Oka Roju (Telugu)

Ajay Devgan starred in another south remake, Sunday. And it was with Rohit Shetty as director! The comedy film was a remake of the Telugu film Anukokunda Oka Roju.

Do you think any other south Indian film should me remade? Tell us in the comments section below.

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