Remaking movies is the current trend among filmmakers in India. Producers and well-established actors are going after successful scripts from other languages because they want to continue their momentum and not experiment with new subjects and risk losses at the box office. This formula seems to be working so well as some of the recent hits in the country are movies that are remade. To keep you informed about such upcoming films, we have come up with a list of South Indian films that will be remade into other languages very soon.
Lucifer, initially made in Malayalam, was a super hit movie starring Mohanlal in the lead role. This film, which also marked the directorial debut of Prithviraj Sukumaran in Malayalam, will be remade into Telugu with Chiranjeevi in the central character.
The discussions are currently ongoing for casting actors for each role.
2. Driving License
Driving License, starring Prithviraj Sukumaran and Suraj Venjaramoodu in the crucial roles, is a successful Malayalam movie. Ram Charan, who is fond of good films, bought the Telugu remake rights of Driving License.
However, it is not confirmed whether Ram Charan himself will act in this remake version of Driving License in Telugu.
3. Ayyappanum Koshiyum
Sithara Entertainments, which has produced some of the biggest blockbusters in Tollywood, recently bagged the remake rights of the famous Malayalam film, Ayyappanum Koshiyum.
This critically well-acclaimed mass entertainer was already chosen to be remade in Tamil Film Industry by producer Kathiresan.
Kaithi is a Tamil superhit film directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, which features Karthi in the leading role. This intensely shot action thriller from Kollywood will appear soon in Bollywood with Ajay Devgn in the prominent part.
The Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior actor also confirmed this news on Twitter a few months ago.
Thadam, an action thriller cinema featuring Arun Vijay in double roles, will soon be remade into Bollywood. The original Tamil version of this movie was written and directed by Magizh Thirumeni and produced by Inder Kumar.
The Hindi version of Thadam will be directed by Vardhan Ketkar and showcase Sidharth Malhotra in the leading role.
Jersey, a superhit Telugu movie that was released in 2019, will also be remade into Bollywood. The original Telugu version of this film was directed by Gowtam Tinnanuri and featured Nani and Shraddha Srinath in the leading roles.
Gowtam Tinnanuri himself will direct the Hindi version of this cinema that will star Shahid Kapoor in the primary role.
Director Sailesh Kolanu, who grabbed the eyeballs through his recent film, HIT, a cop thriller starring Vishwak Sen in the central role, is going to make his entry into Bollywood through the remake version of the same film.
Rajkummar Rao has been chosen to play the lead role in the Hindi version, and it will be interesting to see him play a cop who investigates murders and missing cases.
Taxiwala will be the second film of Vijay Deverakonda that will be remade into Bollywood. His Arjun Reddy, which was remade as Kabir Singh, was a box office despite the film's critical controversies. The Hindi version of Taxiwaala will be called Khaali Peeli and star Ishaan Khatter and Ananya Pandey in the leading roles.
9. Maheshinte Prathikaram
Uma Maheswara Ugra Roopasya is an upcoming Telugu film, which is a remake of the famous Malayalam movie, Maheshinte Prathikaram. The Telugu version, which will be directed Venkatesh Maha, will star Satyadev Kancharana in the leading role. It was slated for an April release this year, but that has been extended due to the ongoing lockdown.
Ever since Kappela was released on Netflix recently, the movie has been grabbing the headlines. The latest buzz surrounding this project is that its Telugu remake rights have been obtained by Sithara Entertainments, who have also bought the rights of Ayyappanum Koshiyum, as mentioned above.
People who like the original version of a movie might not like its remake version. However, that will not stop even the original creators from selling the remake rights of their content to the filmmakers from other industries. The list mentioned above of South Indian movies, which will be remade into other languages very soon, is an excellent example to support this claim.