If you think remaking successful South Indian films in Bollywood, which is the easiest formula to rake in money, has come to the stage to a large extent, then hold it. Our reader Arindam Kar says the inspiration has been reversed lately but there was a time when our Hindi Film industry was an inspiration for South Indian cinema. 

As earlier we had presented a compilation of 60 films, we now present to you more 40 films that were remade in down south. So here is a trip down the memory lane recalling the Hindi films that were remade in South Indian film Industry.

Do Anjaane (1976) – Maavari Manchitanam (1979) Telugu, Aaseya Bale (1987) Kannada

Do Anjaane (1976) and Aaseya Bale (1987) Kannada Movie Poster
Do Anjaane (1976) and Aaseya Bale (1987) Kannada Movie Poster

Nagin (1976) – Devathalara Deevinchandi (1977) Telugu, Neeya (Tamil)

Nagin (1976) and Neeya (Tamil) Movie Poster
Nagin (1976) and Neeya (Tamil) Movie Poster

Adalat (1976) – Sivamettina Satyam (1980) Telugu, Vishwaroopam (1980) Tamil

Adalat (1976) and Vishwaroopam (1980) Tamil Movie Poster
Adalat (1976) and Vishwaroopam (1980) Tamil Movie Poster

Daag: A Poem of Love (1973) – Vichitra Jeevitham (1978) Telugu

Daag: A Poem of Love (1973) and Vichitra Jeevitham (1978) Telugu Movie Poster
Daag: A Poem of Love (1973) and Vichitra Jeevitham (1978) Telugu Movie Poster

Aa Gale Lag Jaa (1973) – Uthaman (1976) Tamil, Manchi Manushulu (1974) Telugu

Aa Gale Lag Jaa (1973) and Uthaman (1976) Tamil Movie Poster
Aa Gale Lag Jaa (1973) and Uthaman (1976) Tamil Movie Poster

Anamika (1973) – Kalpana (1977) Telugu

Anamika (1973) and Kalpana (1977) Telugu Movie Poster
Anamika (1973) and Kalpana (1977) Telugu Movie Poster

Anuraag (1973) – Raagam (1975) Malayalam

Anuraag (1973) and Raagam (1975) Malayalam Movie Poster
Anuraag (1973) and Raagam (1975) Malayalam Movie Poster

Kati Patang (1971) – Punnami Chandrudu (1987) Telugu

Kati Patang (1971) and Punnami Chandrudu (1987) Telugu Movie Poster
Kati Patang (1971) and Punnami Chandrudu (1987) Telugu Movie Poster

Geet (1970) – Aradhana (1976) Telugu

Geet (1970) and Aradhana (1976) Telugu Movie Poster
Geet (1970) and Aradhana (1976) Telugu Movie Poster

Do Aankhen Barah Haath (1957) – Maa Daivam (1976) Telugu, Pallandu Vazhga (1975) Tamil

Do Aankhen Barah Haath (1957) and Pallandu Vazhga (1975) Tamil Movie Poster
Do Aankhen Barah Haath (1957) and Pallandu Vazhga (1975) Tamil Movie Poster

Chhoti Bahen (1959) – Aada Paduchu (1967) Telugu

Chhoti Bahen (1959) and Aada Paduchu (1967) Telugu Movie Poster
Chhoti Bahen (1959) and Aada Paduchu (1967) Telugu Movie Poster

Paigham (1959) – Irumbu Thirai (1960) Tamil

Paigham (1959) and Irumbu Thirai (1960) Tamil Movie Poster
Paigham (1959) and Irumbu Thirai (1960) Tamil Movie Poster

Hum Dono (1961) – Ramuni Mechina Ramudu (1977) Telugu

Hum Dono (1961) and Ramuni Mechina Ramudu (1977) Telugu Movie Poster
Hum Dono (1961) and Ramuni Mechina Ramudu (1977) Telugu Movie Poster

Gunga Jumna (1961) – Iru Thuruvam (1971) Tamil

Gunga Jumna (1961) and Iru Thuruvam (1971) Tamil Movie Poster
Gunga Jumna (1961) and Iru Thuruvam (1971) Tamil Movie Poster

Junglee (1961) – Saradaa Ramudu (1980) Telugu

Junglee (1961) and Saradaa Ramudu (1980) Telugu Movie Poster
Junglee (1961) and Saradaa Ramudu (1980) Telugu Movie Poster

China Town (1962) – Kudiyirundha Koyil (1968) Tamil, Bhale Tammudu (1969) Telugu

China Town (1962) and Kudiyirundha Koyil (1968) Tamil Movie Poster
China Town (1962) and Kudiyirundha Koyil (1968) Tamil Movie Poster

Professor (1962) – Nadigan (1990) Tamil, Gopi Krishna (1992) Kannada, Peddainti Alludu (Telugu), Bhale Masteru (Telugu)

Professor (1962) and Bhale Masteru (Telugu) Movie Poster
Professor (1962) and Bhale Masteru (Telugu) Movie Poster

Kashmir Ki Kali (1964) – Srungara Ramudu (1979) Telugu

Kashmir Ki Kali (1964) and Srungara Ramudu (1979) Telugu Movie Poster
Kashmir Ki Kali (1964) and Srungara Ramudu (1979) Telugu Movie Poster

Woh Kaun Thi? (1964) – Yaar Nee (1966) Tamil, Ame Evaru? (1966) Telugu

Woh Kaun Thi? (1964) and Ame Evaru? (1966) Telugu Movie Poster
Woh Kaun Thi? (1964) and Ame Evaru? (1966) Telugu Movie Poster

Himalay Ki Godmein (1965) – Dr. Babu (1973) Telugu

Himalay Ki Godmein (1965) and Dr. Babu (1973) Telugu Movie Poster
Himalay Ki Godmein (1965) and Dr. Babu (1973) Telugu Movie Poster

Waqt (1965) – Bhale Abbayilu (1969) Telugu, Kolilakkam (1981) Malayalam

Waqt (1965) and Bhale Abbayilu (1969) Telugu Movie Poster
Waqt (1965) and Bhale Abbayilu (1969) Telugu Movie Poster

Phool Aur Patthar (1966) – Oli Vilakku (1968) Tamil

Phool Aur Patthar (1966) and Oli Vilakku (1968) Tamil Movie Poster
Phool Aur Patthar (1966) and Oli Vilakku (1968) Tamil Movie Poster

Brahmachari (1968) – Enga Mama (1970) Tamil, Devudu Mamayya (1981) Telugu

Brahmachari (1968) and Enga Mama (1970) Tamil Movie Poster
Brahmachari (1968) and Enga Mama (1970) Tamil Movie Poster

Sachaa Jhutha (1970) – Ninaithadhai Mudippavan (1975) Tamil, Muthanna (1994) Kannada

Sachaa Jhutha (1970) and Ninaithadhai Mudippavan (1975) Tamil Movie Poster
Sachaa Jhutha (1970) and Ninaithadhai Mudippavan (1975) Tamil Movie Poster

Mastana (1970) – Manku Thimma (1980) Kannada

Mastana (1970) and Manku Thimma (1980) Kannada Movie Poster
Mastana (1970) and Manku Thimma (1980) Kannada Movie Poster

Haathi Mere Saathi (1971) – Nalla Neram (1972) Tamil

Haathi Mere Saathi (1971) and Nalla Neram (1972) Tamil Movie Poster
Haathi Mere Saathi (1971) and Nalla Neram (1972) Tamil Movie Poster

Do Yaar (1972) – Iddaru Iddare (1976) Telugu, Kuppathu Raja (1979) Tamil

Do Yaar (1972) and Iddaru Iddare (1976) Telugu Movie Poster
Do Yaar (1972) and Iddaru Iddare (1976) Telugu Movie Poster

Vishwanath (1978) – Lawyer Vishwanath (Telugu), Naan Mahaan Alla (1984) Tamil

Vishwanath (1978) and Naan Mahaan Alla (1984) Tamil Movie Poster
Vishwanath (1978) and Naan Mahaan Alla (1984) Tamil Movie Poster

Zanjeer (1973) – Sirithu Vazha Vendum (1974) Tamil, Nippulanti Manishi (1974) Telugu, Naayattu (1980) Malayalam

Zanjeer (1973) and Sirithu Vazha Vendum (1974) Tamil Movie Poster
Zanjeer (1973) and Sirithu Vazha Vendum (1974) Tamil Movie Poster

Roti (1974) – Neram Nadi Kadu Akalidi (1976) Telugu

Roti (1974) and Neram Nadi Kadu Akalidi (1976) Telugu Movie Poster
Roti (1974) and Neram Nadi Kadu Akalidi (1976) Telugu Movie Poster

Chor Machaye Shor (1974) – Bhale Dongalu (1976) Telugu

Chor Machaye Shor (1974) and Bhale Dongalu (1976) Telugu Movie Poster
Chor Machaye Shor (1974) and Bhale Dongalu (1976) Telugu Movie Poster

Benaam (1974) – Thirugu Baana (Kannada)

Benaam (1974) and Thirugu Baana (Kannada) Movie Poster
Benaam (1974) and Thirugu Baana (Kannada) Movie Poster

Mausam (1975) – Vasandhathil or Naal (1982) Tamil

Mausam (1975) and Vasandhathil or Naal (1982) Tamil Movie Poster
Mausam (1975) and Vasandhathil or Naal (1982) Tamil Movie Poster

Mili (1975) – Jyothi (1976) Telugu

Mili (1975) and Jyothi (1976) Telugu Movie Poster
Mili (1975) and Jyothi (1976) Telugu Movie Poster

Amanush (1975) – Edureeta (1977) Telugu, Thyagam (1978) Tamil, Ithaa Oru Manushyan (1978) Malayalam

Amanush (1975) and Edureeta (1977) Telugu Movie Poster
Amanush (1975) and Edureeta (1977) Telugu Movie Poster

Fakira (1976) – Dongalaku Donga (1978) Telugu

Fakira (1976) and Dongalaku Donga (1978) Telugu Movie Poster
Fakira (1976) and Dongalaku Donga (1978) Telugu Movie Poster

Chitchor (1976) – Ammayi Manasu (Telugu), Mindappoochaykku Kalyanam (1990) Malayalam

Chitchor (1976) and Ammayi Manasu (Telugu) Movie Poster
Chitchor (1976) and Ammayi Manasu (Telugu) Movie Poster

Dus Numbri (1976) – KD No. 1 (1978) Telugu

Dus Numbri (1976) and KD No. 1 (1978) Telugu Movie Poster
Dus Numbri (1976) and KD No. 1 (1978) Telugu Movie Poster

Ek Se Badhkar Ek (1976) – Mugguru Muggure (Telugu)

Ek Se Badhkar Ek (1976) and Mugguru Muggure (Telugu) Movie Poster
Ek Se Badhkar Ek (1976) and Mugguru Muggure (Telugu) Movie Poster

Khoon Pasina (1977) – Siva (1989) Tamil, Tiger (1979) Telugu

Khoon Pasina (1977) and Tiger (1979) Telugu Movie Poster
Khoon Pasina (1977) and Tiger (1979) Telugu Movie Poster

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