Remakes have become a staple diet for Bollywood these days. We have seen quite a lot of Bollywood films, that are officially remade from South films and  have become superhits. But we have little knowledge about Bollywood films that have been an inspiration for the South film industry. Koimoi Reader Arindam Kar wrote to us an interesting compilation of Bollywood films that have resulted in remakes in the South. Take a look:

We give huge attention when any Bollywood blockbuster turns out to be a remake of a South movie. But over the years a lot of great Bollywood movies were remade in South. I found a complete list of South remakes of Bollywood movies right from the Seventies. Here you go –

Johny Mera NaamRaja (Tamil), Eduruleni Manishi (Telugu), Apoorva Sangama (Kannada)

Johny Mera Naam and Apoorva Sangama (Kannada) Movie Poster
Johny Mera Naam and Apoorva Sangama (Kannada) Movie Poster

Khilona – Engirundho Vandhaal (Tamil)

Khilona and Engirundho Vandhaal (Tamil) Movie Poster
Khilona and Engirundho Vandhaal (Tamil) Movie Poster

Dushman – Needhi (Tamil), Khaidi Babayi (Telugu)

Dushman and Khaidi Babayi (Telugu) Movie Poster
Dushman and Khaidi Babayi (Telugu) Movie Poster

Guddi – Cinema Paithiyam (Tamil)

Guddi and Cinema Paithiyam (Tamil) Movie Poster
Guddi and Cinema Paithiyam (Tamil) Movie Poster

Seeta Aur Geeta – Vani Rani (Tamil), Ganga Manga (Telugu)

Seeta Aur Geeta and Ganga Manga (Telugu) Movie Poster
Seeta Aur Geeta and Ganga Manga (Telugu) Movie Poster

Be-Imaan – En Magan (Tamil)

Be-Imaan and En Magan (Tamil) Movie Poster
Be-Imaan and En Magan (Tamil) Movie Poster

Victoria No. 203 – Vairam (Tamil), Andaru Dongale (Telugu)

Victoria No. 203 and Andaru Dongale (Telugu) Movie Poster
Victoria No. 203 and Andaru Dongale (Telugu) Movie Poster

Bawarchi – Samayalkaran (Tamil)

Bawarchi Movie Poster and Samayalkaran (Tamil) Movie Still
Bawarchi Movie Poster and Samayalkaran (Tamil) Movie Still

Samadhi – Nindu Manishi (Telugu)

Samadhi and Nindu Manishi (Telugu) Movie Poster
Samadhi and Nindu Manishi (Telugu) Movie Poster

Koshish – Uyarndhavargal (Tamil)

Koshish and Uyarndhavargal (Tamil) Movie Poster
Koshish and Uyarndhavargal (Tamil) Movie Poster

Yaadon Ki Baaraat – Naalai Namadhe (Tamil), Annadammula Anubandham (Telugu)

Yaadon Ki Baaraat and Annadammula Anubandham (Telugu) Movie Poster
Yaadon Ki Baaraat and Annadammula Anubandham (Telugu) Movie Poster

Namak Haraam – Unakkaga Naan (Tamil)

Namak Haraam and Unakkaga Naan (Tamil) Movie Poster
Namak Haraam and Unakkaga Naan (Tamil) Movie Poster

Roti Kapda Aur Makaan – Jeevana Poratam (Telugu)

Roti Kapda Aur Makaan and Jeevana Poratam (Telugu) Movie Poster
Roti Kapda Aur Makaan and Jeevana Poratam (Telugu) Movie Poster

Haath Ki Safai – Manushulu Chesina Dongalu (Telugu)

Haath Ki Safai and Manushulu Chesina Dongalu (Telugu) Movie Poster
Haath Ki Safai and Manushulu Chesina Dongalu (Telugu) Movie Poster

Deewaar – Thee (Tamil), Magadu (Telugu)

Deewaar and Magadu (Telugu) Movie Poster
Deewaar and Magadu (Telugu) Movie Poster

Kalicharan – Sangili (Tamil), Khaidi Kalidasu (Telugu)

Kalicharan and Sangili (Tamil) Movie Poster
Kalicharan and Sangili (Tamil) Movie Poster

Amar Akbar Anthony – John Jaffer Janardhanan (Malayalam), Ram Robert Rahim (Telugu)

Amar Akbar Anthony and Ram Robert Rahim (Telugu) Movie Poster
Amar Akbar Anthony and Ram Robert Rahim (Telugu) Movie Poster

Inkaar – Dongala Veta (Telugu)

Inkaar and Dongala Veta (Telugu) Movie Poster
Inkaar and Dongala Veta (Telugu) Movie Poster

Muqaddar Ka Sikandar – Prema Tarangalu (Telugu)

Muqaddar Ka Sikandar and Prema Tarangalu (Telugu) Movie Poster
Muqaddar Ka Sikandar and Prema Tarangalu (Telugu) Movie Poster

Don – Billa, Yugandhar, Shobaraj (Malayalam)

Don and Billa (Tamil) Movie Poster
Don and Billa (Tamil) Movie Poster

Trishul – Mr. Bharath (Tamil)

Trishul and Mr. Bharath (Tamil) Movie Poster
Trishul and Mr. Bharath (Tamil) Movie Poster

Kasme Vaade – Dharmathin Thalaivan (Tamil), Chesina Basalu (Telugu)

Kasme Vaade and Dharmathin Thalaivan (Tamil) Movie Poster
Kasme Vaade and Dharmathin Thalaivan (Tamil) Movie Poster

Suhaag – Satyam Shivam (Telugu)

Suhaag and Satyam Shivam (Telugu) Movie Poster
Suhaag and Satyam Shivam (Telugu) Movie Poster

Gol Maal – Thillu Mullu (Tamil), Aasegobba Meesegobba (Kannada), Simhavalan Menon (Malayalam)

Gol Maal and Aasegobba Meesegobba (Kannada) Movie Poster
Gol Maal and Aasegobba Meesegobba (Kannada) Movie Poster

Naseeb – Santhippu (Tamil), Trimurtulu (Telugu)

Naseeb and Trimurtulu (Telugu) Movie Poster
Naseeb and Trimurtulu (Telugu) Movie Poster

Namak Halaal – Velaikaran (Tamil)

Namak Halaal and Velaikaran (Tamil) Movie Poster
Namak Halaal and Velaikaran (Tamil) Movie Poster

Khud-Daar – Padikkadavan (Tamil)

Khud-Daar and Padikkadavan (Tamil) Movie Poster
Khud-Daar and Padikkadavan (Tamil) Movie Poster

Hero – Vikram (Telugu), Ranadheera (Kannada)

Hero and Vikram (Telugu) Movie Poster
Hero and Vikram (Telugu) Movie Poster

Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki – Mangamma Sapatham (Tamil)

Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki and Mangamma Sapatham (Tamil) Movie Poster
Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki and Mangamma Sapatham (Tamil) Movie Poster

Mard – Maaveeran (Tamil)

Mard and Maaveeran (Tamil) Movie Poster
Mard and Maaveeran (Tamil) Movie Poster

Meri Jung – Oru Thayin Sabhatham (Tamil), Vijrumbhana (Telugu), Yuddha Kaanda (Kannada)

Meri Jung and Vijrumbhana (Telugu) Movie Poster
Meri Jung and Vijrumbhana (Telugu) Movie Poster

Arjun – Sathya (Tamil), Bharatamlo Arjunudu (Telugu)

Arjun and Bharatamlo Arjunudu (Telugu) Movie Poster
Arjun and Bharatamlo Arjunudu (Telugu) Movie Poster

Mr. India – En Rathathin Rathame (Tamil), Jai Karnataka (Kannada)

Mr. India and Jai Karnataka (Kannada) Movie Poster
Mr. India and Jai Karnataka (Kannada) Movie Poster

Khudgarz – Annamalai (Tamil), Prana Snehitulu (Telugu)

Khudgarz and Annamalai (Tamil) Movie Poster
Khudgarz and Annamalai (Tamil) Movie Poster

Ghayal – Bharathan (Tamil)

Ghayal and Bharathan (Tamil) Movie Poster
Ghayal and Bharathan (Tamil) Movie Poster

Aankhen – Pokiri Raja (Telugu)

Aankhen and Pokiri Raja (Telugu) Movie Poster
Aankhen and Pokiri Raja (Telugu) Movie Poster

Darr – Preethse (Kannada)

Darr and Preethse (Kannada) Movie Poster
Darr and Preethse (Kannada) Movie Poster

Damini – Priyanka (Tamil)

Damini and Priyanka (Tamil) Movie Poster
Damini and Priyanka (Tamil) Movie Poster

Krantiveer – Parodi (Kannada)

Krantiveer and Parodi (Kannada) Movie Poster
Krantiveer and Parodi (Kannada) Movie Poster

Drohkaal – Kuruthipunal (Tamil)

Drohkaal and Kuruthipunal (Tamil) Movie Poster
Drohkaal and Kuruthipunal (Tamil) Movie Poster

Ghatak – Aapthudu (Telugu)

Ghatak and Aapthudu (Telugu) Movie Poster
Ghatak and Aapthudu (Telugu) Movie Poster

Pardes – Pelli Kanuka (Telugu)

Pardes and Pelli Kanuka (Telugu) Movie Poster
Pardes and Pelli Kanuka (Telugu) Movie Poster

Ishq – Snehana Preethina (Kannada)

Ishq and Snehana Preethina (Kannada) Movie Poster
Ishq and Snehana Preethina (Kannada) Movie Poster

Ziddi – Dharma (Tamil)

Ziddi and Dharma (Tamil) Movie Poster
Ziddi and Dharma (Tamil) Movie Poster

Soldier – Villu (Tamil)

Soldier and Villu (Tamil) Movie Poster
Soldier and Villu (Tamil) Movie Poster

Sarfarosh – Astram (Telugu)

Sarfarosh and Astram (Telugu) Movie Poster
Sarfarosh and Astram (Telugu) Movie Poster

Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. – Vasool Raja MBBS (Tamil), Shankar Dada M.B.B.S. (Telugu), Uppi Dada M.B.B.S. (Kannada)

Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. and Vasool Raja MBBS (Tamil) Movie Poster
Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. and Vasool Raja MBBS (Tamil) Movie Poster

Khakee – Satyameva Jeyate (Telugu)

Khakee and Satyameva Jeyate (Telugu) Movie Poster
Khakee and Satyameva Jeyate (Telugu) Movie Poster

Bunty Aur Babli – Bhale Dongalu (Telugu)

Bunty Aur Babli and Bhale Dongalu (Telugu) Movie Poster
Bunty Aur Babli and Bhale Dongalu (Telugu) Movie Poster

Khosla Ka Ghosla – Poi Solla Porom (Tamil)

Khosla Ka Ghosla and Poi Solla Porom (Tamil) Movie Poster
Khosla Ka Ghosla and Poi Solla Porom (Tamil) Movie Poster

Lage Raho Munna Bhai – Shankar Dada Zindabad (Telugu)

Lage Raho Munna Bhai and Shankar Dada Zindabad (Telugu) Movie Poster
Lage Raho Munna Bhai and Shankar Dada Zindabad (Telugu) Movie Poster

Johnny Gaddaar – Unnam (Malayalam)

Johnny Gaddaar and Unnam (Malayalam) Movie Poster
Johnny Gaddaar and Unnam (Malayalam) Movie Poster

Jab We Met – Kanden Kadhalai (Tamil)

Jab We Met and Kanden Kadhalai (Tamil) Movie Poster
Jab We Met and Kanden Kadhalai (Tamil) Movie Poster

3 Idiots – Nanban (Tamil)

3 Idiots and Nanban (Tamil) Movie Poster
3 Idiots and Nanban (Tamil) Movie Poster

A Wednesday – Unnaipol Oruvan (Tamil), Eeenadu (Telugu)

A Wednesday and Unnaipol Oruvan (Tamil) Movie Poster
A Wednesday and Unnaipol Oruvan (Tamil) Movie Poster

Love Aaj Kal – Teen Maar (Telugu)

Love Aaj Kal and Teen Maar (Telugu) Movie Poster
Love Aaj Kal and Teen Maar (Telugu) Movie Poster

Delhi Belly – Settai (Tamil)

Delhi Belly and Settai (Tamil) Movie Poster
Delhi Belly and Settai (Tamil) Movie Poster

Pyaar Ka Punchnama – Green Signal (Telugu)

Pyaar Ka Punchnama and Green Signal (Telugu) Movie Poster
Pyaar Ka Punchnama and Green Signal (Telugu) Movie Poster

Band Baaja Baaraat – Jabardasth (Telugu)

Band Baaja Baaraat and Jabardasth (Telugu) Movie Poster
Band Baaja Baaraat and Jabardasth (Telugu) Movie Poster

OMG – Oh My God – Gopala Gopala (Telugu)

OMG – Oh My God and Gopala Gopala (Telugu) Movie Poster
OMG – Oh My God and Gopala Gopala (Telugu) Movie Poster

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    • I left out intentionally as Dabangg itself was not original , all action scenes copied from Hollywood and Hong Kong movies

      • Arindam Kar u r really stupid coz if u say Dabangg stunts where copied then what about Munna Bhai MBBS and Patch Adams and Amitabh copying Al Pacino, Bunty aur Bubly remake of Bonnie and Clyde, Bawarchi remake of My man Godfrey, Darr from Cape Fear. Lage raho munna bhai(vidya balan saying good morning mumbai in the same way Robin williams said good morning vietnam). Coz if u can take stunts into consideration so u should take this too. And my comment will go on….So either rename Bollywood as Copywood (or) remove this post or include Dabangg.

        • Dabangg had scene to scene copy , including camera angle . Copy and inspiration are two diffrent things , Haider is not copied from Hamlet , And I wanted to make sure that remake is not better than the original , In all the Amtabh bachchan remakes , nowhere Rajnikant did better than Amitabh , But Gabbar Singh’s Pawan Kalyan was equal to Salman Khan . And you are saying Good morning Vietnam copied as good morning Mumbai , You are Salman fan I guess. And I am not going to explain anything to Salman Khan fan who makes Ready , Bodyguard , Kick into blockbuster

          • Firstly, Don’t include Dabangg it doesn’t matter to me. It is not my beloved movie, indian audience liked it that’s why it collected money. I thought I was writing for every Indian who loved that movie.
            Secondly, we have more disagreeing people in our society which leads to conflicts and same is happening here.
            See u r gossip writers, I understand that. Lets suppose if I am a Salman fan u will definitely call me non-intellgentsia. Is the quality of movie I watch going to define my Intellectual quotient. Really?
            AK writes”You are Salman fan I guess. And I am not going to explain anything to Salman Khan fan who makes Ready , Bodyguard , Kick into blockbuster”, what does this even mean. Totally crap.
            The truth about bollywood sites in India is that all those people who are 12th fail(in some cases they could have opted for graduation and eventually found out that it was tough to survive the hard competition so they rather went for collecting an easy money from writing gossips) or don’t understand the spectrum of nature, are working in those baseless environment and making people go crazy. Same stands for actors, actresses, and directors in India. You are going on a same way which led an engineer like Osama to be a terrorist(In short do hard work to reach heights and not shortest path which gives money but causes humility too) . If I will discuss it further ur small and limited mind will not be able to understand my gossip(which u r thinking it is). I will leave it here and advise u to do your work honestly. It’s not about Dabangg or being a Salman fan it’s about commitment towards your job. Rest u know about human nature.

        • I would suggest you to watch cape fear and darr , Its not like Zinda copied from Old Boy ,Awarapan copied from A Bittersweet life. , Ghulam copied from On The Waterfront . People like you think that even kissing scenes is copied from Hollywood. Deewane Huye Paagal was copied from There is Something about Mary. ButAgneepath and Scarface had little similarity. I will not include your beloved Dabangg in a list which has Don , Muqaddar Ka Sikandar , Sarfarosh , type of movies. Write to the editor if you have any problem .

        • You think A dialogue good morning vietnam was copied as good morning mumbai. you should think twice before calling others stupid

  1. Bunty aur Bubly not a remake of Bonnie and Clyde , Bawarchi not aremake of My man Godfrey , Darr is not remake of Cape Fear . You have read somewhere in internet about these things and commenting. You have not watched those Hollywood movies .

  2. Yeah dislike my comment Arindam what else can u do. But the truth is that people like u r jealous of Salman Khan and the reason is your 3rd rate thinking. Coz u can’t digest that how can a actor who gives such trash movies every year be a superstar. See leave this thing to God and people and stop writing such posts which affect people psycologically and makes them to compare how many films of their favourite superstar have been remade and leads to comparison which eventually leads to the decision that who is best and who is worst( by the way here u want to show that Salman is worst). So keep disliking my this comment too and have fun. lol.

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