No matter what the language is, when people love the movie, It is worth to remake the creation in their own language with due respect to the original creators.
We already have the list of Tamil movies that are inspired by other languages.
Well, here are some of the Tamil movies that were the blockbuster creations in Tamil Cinema and remade into other languages.
List of Tamil Movies Remade In Other Languages
17. Minnale and Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein
Minnale is a Tamil Romantic drama film, directed by Gautham Vasudev Menon and featured Madhavan, Abbas and Reemma Sen in the lead.
The film is the portrayal of a love triangle between the two lead actors and their love interest. It was a critical success, that has achieved a cult state in Tamil industry. It was remade in Hindi, featuring Madhavan, Sail Ali Khan, and Diya Mirza. While it was not an instant success like Minnale, it gained popularity and a ‘classic’ tag over the years among the youth.
16. Engeyum Eppodhum and Endendu Ninagagi
Directed by Saravanan, Engeyum Eppodhum illustrates two love stories—one set against the backdrop of Chennai and Trichy which join together in the climax. Jai, Anjali, Sharvanand, and Ananya play the lead roles.
The movie was remade in Kannada as Endendu Ninagagi, featuring Vivek Narasimhan, Deepa Sannidhi, Anish Tejeshwar Sindhu Lokanath and received highly positive reviews.
15. Avvai Shanmughi and Chachi 420
Avvai Shanmughi is a comedy film, starring Kamal Hassan as the lead. The movie is about a couple who are divorced and how the father impersonates a lady to meet his daughter, whom he lost in custody.
It was well received, eventually remade into Hindi by Kamal himself for his directorial debut.
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14. Ok Kanmani and Ok Jaanu
Directed by Mani Ratnam and starring Dulquer Salman and Nithya Menen portraying a couple in ‘Live-in-relationship’ in Mumbai.
The film was a success that brought the mindset of modern urban youth in India. It was remade into Ok Jaanu starring Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor.
13. Vettai and Tadakha
A 2012 Indian Tamil action film written and directed by N. Linguswamy. The film star R. Madhavan, Arya, Sameera Reddy, and Amala Paul in the lead roles.
The movie follows the lives of two brothers, one of whom gets the job of his deceased father. It was a super hit movie in Tamil and was remade in Telugu as Tadakha featuring Nagachaitanya, Sunil, Tamannah, and Andrea in lead roles.
12. Chennai 600028 and Bangalore 560023
A Venkat Prabhu movie, it is about a group of youngsters, whose lives revolve around cricket.
The climax is set on how the protagonists try to win a tournament that has eluded them for years. The film was remade in Kannada by Pradeep Raj.
11. Dhool and Veede
Dhool is a 2003 Tamil action film directed by Dharani. The film featured Vikram, Jothika, Reemma Sen in the lead roles.
The movie is about a villager who comes to the city to meet the Chief Minister for a problem in his village. It was a super hit in Tamil and was remade in Telugu as Veede featuring Ravi Teja.
10. Kalavani and Kirataka
It is a comedy film starring Vimal and Oviya. The movie is about a wayward son of Lakshmi (Saranya Ponvannan) who is in awe at the same time fears him. Her husband Ramasamy (Ilavarasu) is away in Dubai and a large part of the money he sends home is taken away by Arikki using extortionist methods.
The Tamil movie was a sleeper-hit and was remade in Kannada by Pradeep Raj, starring Yash and Oviya.
9. Naduvula Konjam Pakatha Kanom and Pusthakamlo Konni Pageelu Missing
It is a romantic comedy film that follows the life of the hero, who forgets his past after getting hit by a cricket ball.
Things get difficult to manage as he fails to recover with his marriage approaching. It was remade in Telugu starring Sree and Supraja.
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8. Pisasu and Rakshasi
It is a 2014 Tamil supernatural drama film written and directed by Mysskin and produced by Bala. The film stars newcomers Naga and Prayaga Martin alongside Radharavi, Kalyani N and Harish.
The hero is an upcoming violinist in Chennai, who stumbles upon an accident where a teenage girl, lying in a pool of blood. He rushes her to the hospital with the help of an auto driver and a couple. However, he is too late and the girl passes away holding his hand. The movie was well received and is remade in Kannada.
7. Boss Engira Baskaran and Parijatha
It is directed by Siva and features Arya and Nayantara in the lead roles, while Santhanam plays a supporting role.
A romantic comedy, set in Kumbakonam, it is the story of how an aimless guy turns his life around with the help of his friend. The movie was later remade in Kannada, featuring Diganth and Aindritha Ray.
6. Vinnaithandi Varuvaya and Ek Deewana Tha
VTV is a romantic drama film featuring Silambarasan and Trisha in the lead roles. It is about a young aspiring director who falls in love with a girl from another religion and older to him.
The Movie was a huge success and has had a big influence on the genre. The film was remade in Hindi, featuring Prateik Babbar and Amy Jackson. However, unlike the Tamil version, EDT was a flop at the box office.
5. Kaththi and Ikka
Another Vijay– AR Murugadoss combo in the list, Kaththi is about two lookalikes and their quest to finding justice for a group of farmers from a village. It was the highest grossing Tamil movie in 2014.
The success led to a very positive review from The Times of India, stating “Kaththi will definitely be picked up by a big Bollywood star for a remake, for the knife was bang on target”. It proved to be right as its remake is set to release next year.
4. Singam and Singham
Singam, bearing the name of the protagonist is about a police offer from a village, who is then transferred to a city where he clashes with a big-time goon. The lead roles were played by Surya and Anushka Shetty, with Prakash Raj, Vivek, Nasser all playing supporting roles.
In 2014, it was remade as ‘Singham’ in Hindi, featuring Ajay Devgan and Kajal Aggarwal.
3. Mudhalvan and Nayak
Mudhalvan was a trendsetter in Tamil film, with its gripping storyline, one of the few to take on the political-thriller genre and coming out with a masterpiece. The movie featured action hero Arjun as the lead, who as a reporter questions the ruling of the Chief Minister(Actor Raghuvaran) He then goes onto becoming Chief Minister for a day and the story is about how he faces the challenges of the post and the revenge from Raghuvaran. While the Tamil movie was a superhit, Nayak failed to live up to the expectations.
2. Thuppakki and Holiday
Thupakki was a blockbuster in Kollywood, thanks to a thrilling storyline and Vijay’s screen presence.
The story revolves around the life of an army officer when he comes home on holiday. It was a commercial as well as a critical success. So, it is no surprise to see it remade into Hindi, as ‘Holiday’ starring Akshay Kumar and directed by A.R Murugadoss himself.
1. Ghajini and Ghajini
Ghajini is a neo-noir psychological thriller that is about a rich businessman who develops anterograde amnesia following a violent encounter in which his love interest was killed. He tries to avenge the killing with the aid of Polaroid Instant camera photographs, permanent tattoos on his body and a medical college student.
Aamir Khan who saw the original film decided to remake the film in Hindi. Murugadoss again directed the Hindi version. Asin reprised her character and the film marked her debut in Bollywood. The climax of Hindi version was slightly altered with Murugadoss revealing that Aamir rewrote the climax portions. The remake version was released in 2008 to positive reviews and became a successful film at the box office.
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