Upcoming South Remakes in Bollywood in 2021: Bollywood or Remakewood?

Upcoming South Remakes in Bollywood in 2021: Bollywood or Remakewood?
Upcoming South Remakes in Bollywood in 2021: Bollywood or Remakewood?

Bollywood is out of idea it seems! The way it is raining announcements of South Remakes in Bollywood, makes us wonder whether it is Bollywood or Remakewood? Of course, South films are sure shot success formula for Bollywood. Films like Ghajini, Wanted, Rowdy Rathore paved the way for South remakes and to date, it has not stopped! Recently, Simbba, Kabir Singh and many other south films have proved that this trend of remaking is here to stay. In this article, let’s see the upcoming south remakes in Bollywood which will be releasing in 2021 and 2022.

Upcoming South Remakes in Bollywood in 2021:

1. Master:

South Remakes in Bollywood in 2021:
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South Star Vijay’s 2021 blockbuster Master will be remade in Bollywood. Master’ film can be called as an out and out massy film of 2021. Its story, music and cinematography were engaging and top-notch. Also, the performances of leads Thalapathy Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi were outstanding. As per the rumours, this remake will star Salman Khan. Official confirmation is not yet done. If rumours are to be believed then Salman Khan starrer will not be a frame to frame copy of the original. We hope the story of this remake will be the same, unlike Radhe which failed to excite audiences. 

2. Jersey:

South Remakes in Bollywood in 2021:
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Nani starrer Jersey is an iconic story of an ex-cricketer who starts playing cricket again. The film has a good amount of emotions and performance portrayed by lead actor Nani. The film is a box office hit and has also received good reviews from critics. Jersey’s Bollywood remake will star Shahid Kapoor. After the success of Kabir Singh, this will be Shahid’s second remake. We hope this will be a well-made remake of a South film.  Also, there are huge expectations from the performance of Shahid Kapoor, as the director of a remake is the same as the original.


3. Anniyan:

This film Anniyan aka Aparichit, which we have watched again and again on Zee Cinema will be remade in Bollywood. Director Shankar will be remaking this film with Ranveer Singh in the lead role. It will be a huge task for the filmmakers and actors to live up to the expectations of the original.

South Remakes in Bollywood in 2021:

4. Dear Comrade:

South Remakes in Bollywood in 2021: Dear Comrade
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South Sensation Vijay Deverakonda and Rashmika Mandanna starrer Dear Comrade will also be remade in Hindi. This hugely popular film is also available on Youtube and has got more than 250 million views. This film is a love story of Bobby and Lilly, a cricketer. Karan Johar has acquired the rights for this film and will be remaking it in Hindi. Karan offered Vijay to star in the Hindi version but Vijay rejected the offer saying, he does not want to repeat the same emotions again. Lead actors of the Hindi version film are not yet announced.

5. Vikram Vedha:

This story of Cop and gangster portrayed by R Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi will be remade in Bollywood. Engaging story and stand out performances of both leads made this film Box office hit and critics also loved this film. According to the latest announcement, the Hindi remake will star Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan. Pushkar-Gayathri, the director duo of the original film will direct the Hindi version too. Audiences will be having high hopes from Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan from this film. Let’s hope the film will be well made as casting is good enough. 

6. Kaithi

This highly acclaimed 2019 Tamil film is directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj who also directed Master. This film stars Karthi, Arjun Das and Deepthi in lead roles. Ajay Devgn will star in the Hindi version of this film.  This film will be Ajay’s 10th South Indian Remake film. After the success of Singham, Drishyam and Son of Sardaar among many others, we hope this film too will be a hit. The remake of Kaithi will be directed by Jagan Shakthi.

7. RX100: South Remakes in Bollywood in 2021

RX100 remake: Tadap
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This romantic thriller Telugu movie RX100 has Payal Rajput and Kartikeya Gummakonda in the lead roles. The raw love story is about a man, Shiva who is in love with Indu, and how he turns into a violent person after some incidents. The Hindi version of this film is called Tadap and is directed by Milan Luthria. This movie will star debutant Ahan Shetty and Tara Sutaria.

8. U-Turn:

Kannada film U-Turn featured Shraddha Srinath in the lead role released in 2016. Later, Samantha Ruth Prabhu featured as the lead in the Tamil and Telugu versions of U-Turn. Alaya F, who had featured in Jawaani Jaaneman with Saif Ali Khan. will star in the Hindi version of this Telugu hit. Debutant Arif Khan will direct the film, while Ekta Kapoor is a producer of the film. The film will be made under the banner of Ekta Kapoor’s Cult Movies.

9. Drishyam 2: 

Part one of Drishyam was also made in Hindi which starred Ajay Devgn and Tabu in lead roles. Now, Drishyam 2 will also be made in Hindi. Panorama Studio International had got the rights to the film and the cast and crew of the film are not yet announced. According to rumours, Ajay Devgn may star in the second part.

10. Naandhi:

Recently in his latest tweet, Ajay Devgn announced his collaboration with producer Dil Raju. Both will be remaking Vijay Kanakamedala directed Naandhi, which featured Allari Naresh. The courtroom drama is about an IT professional, who is falsely charged in a high-profile case.

11. HIT: The First Case:

HIT Remake Bollywood
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Telugu action/thriller HIT: The First Case is directed by Sailesh Kolanu and features Vishwak Sen and Roohani Sharma in lead roles. The movie is the story of Vikram, a cop at the Homicide Intervention Team (HIT). When a girl goes missing, he needs to put his past afar and tries his best to solve the case. The Hindi version of this Telugu hit will feature Rajkummar Rao in the lead role. Rajkummar Rao said to DNA that he is always on the lookout for characters he has not explored before and HIT gives him the chance to do that. He is looking forward to this journey.

12. SOORARAI POTTRU: South Remakes in Bollywood in 2021

Blockbuster Tamil Film Soorarai Pottru will be remade in Hindi. This Tamil film was screened under the Best Foreign Film category at the 78th Golden Globe Awards.  Also, it was sent for screening at the Oscars this year. Soorarai Pottru is a passionate and effective story of Nedumaaran Rajangam or “Maara”, played by Suriya, who embarks to make the average person fly and in the process takes on the world’s most capital serious industry. The cast of the film is not yet announced. Lead actor Suriya will produce the Hindi version.

Bollywood or Remakewood: 

Not only South films, but Bollywood is also remaking Marathi films as well. Mimi which features Kriti Sanon is a remake of the Marathi film Mala Aai Vhaychay! Salman Khan and Ayush Sharma starrer Antim: The Final Truth is a remake of the hit Marathi film Mulshi Pattern

Marathi film Reamke: Mimi
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South Remakes in Bollywood in 2021:

We hope that Bollywood will stick to the original film’s soul and script and not over dramatise the Hindi versions. The reach of Bollywood films is more as compared to South films so the Hindi version needs to be handled more seriously. These days, there is more to south films other than just slow-motion action scenes and loud drama. We hope, Bollywood too will understand this and will make these remakes accordingly.

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