There is no doubt that South Indian cinema has produced excellent films in the past. From Mimi and Simba for DhadakBollywood has served regional film success stories to Hindi film audiences.
Today we have compiled a list of upcoming Hindi remakes of South Indian movies that you should add to your binge-watch list immediately! Continue reading.
1. Jersey (Telugu)
Starring Nani and Shraddha Srinath in the lead roles, this sports drama was rated among the best films of the year by several critics. Directed by Gowtam Tinnanuri, the film is set to have its Hindi remake of the same title. Starring Shahid Kapoor as the protagonist, alongside Mrunal Thakur and Pankaj Kapoor, this film will hit theaters in April.
2. Anniyan (Tamil)
3. Great Indian cuisine (Malayalam)
4. Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo (Telugu)
Starring Allu Arjun and Pooja Hegde in key roles, this action drama not only became one of the highest-grossing Telugu films but also became one of the highest-grossing Indian films of the year. Its official Hindi remake, Shehzada, stars Kriti Sanon and Kartik Aaryan in the lead roles. Directed by Rohit Dhawan, the film is set to release in November this year.
5. Driving License (Malayalam)
Directed by Lal Jr, this comedy-drama features Prithviraj Sukumaran and Suraj Venjaramoodu in key roles. Hindi remake of this movie, selfie, is currently in development. Starring Emraan Hashmi and Akshay Kumar in the lead roles, the film will be directed by Raj Mehta.
6. Kaithi (Tamil)
7. Master (Tamil)
Directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, this action-packed movie stars Vijay Chandrasekhar and Vijay Sethupathi in the lead roles. Revolving around an alcoholic professor and a gangster, the film was very popular with the public. Just a day after the release of the film, the Hindi remake of the film was announced and the remake rights were purchased by Endemol Shine India and Murad Khetani. According to the sources, Salman Khan has been cast for the lead role in the film.
8. Vikram Veda (Tamil)
9. Soorarai Pottru (Tamil)
Starring Suriya, Aparna Balamurali and Paresh Rawal, this action drama was loosely based on the real life of Simplifly Deccan founder GR Gopinath. The brilliant film was also screened at the 93rd Academy Awards. If reports are to be believed, Akshay Kumar is starring in the film as the lead in the official Hindi remake of the film, directed by Sudha Kongara Prasad who also directed the original film.
10. U-turn (Tamil and Telugu)
This mystery thriller, directed by Pawan Kumar, stars Samantha, Aadhi Pinisetty, Bhumika Chawla and Rahul Ravindran in key roles. The film, which is a remake of the director’s 2016 Kannada film of the same title, was shot simultaneously in Tamil and Telugu languages. In 2021, Ekta Kapoor announcement that she will produce the official Hindi remake of the hit thriller, starring Alaya F in the lead role.
After its resounding success in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada, combined with a multitude of awards, we are delighted with our adaptation of U-Turn!
—Ekta Kapoor (@ektarkapoor) July 5, 2021
11. HIT: The First Case (Telugu)
Starring Vishwak Sen and Ruhani Sharma in the lead roles, this action-thriller had an interesting plot that made its way into the hearts of audiences upon its release. In 2021, the makers of this film announced the sequel to this film. However, it is not a direct continuation of the first film. Directed by Sailesh Kolanu, the Hindi remake of this film, starring Rajkummar Rao and Sanya Malhotra, is currently in pre-production.
12. Naandhi (Telugu)
This court drama, starring Allari Naresh and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, was a commercial success that earned over ₹6.4 crore at the box office. Apparently, Ajay Devgn has teamed up with producer Dil Raju for the Hindi remake of this movie. However, the director and star cast have yet to be finalized.
13. Helen (Malayalam)
Revolving around an ordinary suburban girl who suddenly disappears, this survival thriller stars Anna Ben in the lead role. While the film has already been remade in Tamil titled Anbirkiniyal, Hindi, Kannada and Telugu remakes are also in development. Directed by Mathukutty Xavier, the Hindi remake of the film, Milwould feature Janhvi Kapoor, Manoj Pahwa and Sunny Kaushal in prominent roles.
14. Comali (Tamil)
Starring Jayam Ravi, Kajal Aggarwal, Yogi Babu, Samyuktha Hegde and KS Ravikumar, this comedy-drama became actor Jayam Ravi’s second highest-grossing film after Thani Oruvan. The Hindi remake of this film will be directed by Boney Kapoor. In a statement, it was also revealed that Arjun Kapoor will reprise the role of Jayam Ravi in the remake of the film.
15. Maanagaram (Tamil)
This critically acclaimed and box office hit action thriller is being remade in Hindi. Title Bombaykar, the film is directed by Santhosh Sivan with Vikrant Massey, Hridhu Haroon and Tanya Maniktala in the lead roles. Marking his Bollywood debut with this film, Tamil actor Vijay Sethupathi will reprise the role of Munishkanth in the remake.
16. Ratsasan (Tamil)
17. Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru (Tamil)
This neo-noir crime thriller, starring Rahman, was directed by Karthick Naren. In 2019, the film was also remade in Kannada as Aa Drushya. The Hindi remake of this film, produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, is titled Sanki. According to reports, the film will star Varun Dhawan and Parineeti Chopra in the lead roles.