7 Most Successful Bollywood Remakes That Didn’t ruin the original ones

There is a slight difference between copying and taking inspiration. Bollywood has both the trend in the Industry. Although mostly, remakes can’t do justice to the original movie. However, there are some amazing Bollywood remakes, that didn’t disappoint the audience.

So, let’s have a look at some Bollywood remakes India that didn’t disappoint the audience down.

Chachi 420 (1997) | Bollywood remakes that didn’t disappoint

Bollywood remakes that didn't disappoint
Mrs. Doubtfire movie

‘Chachi 420’ is one of the most famous movie of South actor Kamal Hasan. He played the lead character in both the movies of Hindi and Tamil language. Moreover, he also directed the Hindi language remake.

Apart from Kamal Hassan, Tabu, Amrish Puri, Om Puri, and Fatima Sana Shaikh were in the key roles. Whereas crazy Mohan (Mohan Rangachari) wrote the story.

The Tamil movie, ‘Avvai Shanmughi’ is the original film. However a shocking thing is that this storyline is inspire by an American movie ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ (1993).

Drishyam (2015)| Bollywood remakes that didn’t disappoint

Drishyam movie (Malyalam)

One of the successful remakes of Bollywood is ‘Drishyam’ . In the direction of Nishikant Kamat, this remake is a crime thriller drama. This movie is the adaption of an Malayalam movie with the same title.

The original one was a super hit itself therefore remakes was made in four languages.

Talking about the actors then, the characters of the film portrayed by Ajay Devgn, Tabu, Shriya Saran, Ishita Dutta, Mrunal Jadhav, and Rishab Chadha. While in the original Malayalam movie, Mohanlal and Meena were in the lead role.

Moreover Jeethu Joseph wrote the suspenseful storyline of film.

Among the all remakes of Drishyam, one is Hindi and the other three were in Kannada, Telugu, and Tamil language. And even this film was remade not only in Indian languages but also in some foreign languages like Sinhala, Chinese, and Indonesian (Not released yet).

Records made By Drishyam

  • The first Indian movie remade in Indonesian language.
  •  The second Indian film made in three foreign languages (First was Deewaar)
  • The fourth Indian film made in seven language (The other three were ‘Anuraga Aralithu’, ‘Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana’, and ‘U Turn’).

Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992)

Bollywood remakes that didn't disappoint
Movie- Breaking away

Mansoor Khan directed, this film is a comedy as well as an inspirational drama. The film featured Aamir Khan, Ayesha Jhulka, Deepak Tijori, and Pooja Bedi.

This film did well at the Box office for its story, acting, and especially for its amazing songs. But the film took inspiration from an American movie, Breaking Away.

Sholay (1975) | Bollywood remakes that didn’t disappoint

Okay wait, did you expect this movie to be here on the list?? I don’t think you did at all.

One of the most recognized classic movies in Bollywood is ‘Sholay’. Ramesh Sippy directed, this film was a blockbuster and was a masterpiece of cinema industry.

And the most iconic filmy friendship in Bollywood ever is ‘Jai-Veeru’ which played by Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra.

Moreover, Sanjeev Kumar, Hema Malini, Jaya Bhaduri, and Amjad Khan were also the part of this iconic movie.

Even now, the dialogues and the songs are famous and are part of memes.

But you will be little shock for you after finding out that this movie is also a remake. Shocked na? The writers of this film are  Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar and they took story and dialogues from many Hollywood movies like ‘The Good, The Bad and The Ugly’, ‘The Magnificent Seven’, ‘Once Upon A Time in The West’, and ‘For A Few Dollars More Each’.

This film was not only inspired by these 4 Hollywood films only, but also by some of the great Bollywood movies too. Those movies are ‘Mera Gaon Mera Desh’, ‘Khote Sikkay’, ‘Mother India’, and ‘Gunga Jumna’.

This film was such a master-bluster at that time and made several records

Records made by Sholay

  • The first-ranked Indian film in the British Film Institution’s “Top 10 Indian Films” of all time.
  • The Highest Grossing Indian Film at that time.

And one more interesting thing that is related to this movie is, that the character of Gabbar Singh inspired from an real life goon of same name “Gabbar Singh”.

The endless effort of the director Ramesh Sippy, writer Salim-Javed, and all the casts make the film an ultimate gem for the Bollywood Industry.

Bheja Fry (2007)

Le Dîner De Cons’ is Bheja fry remake
Le Dîner De Cons’

Sagar Ballary directed, this film is also based on a French comedy film, named ‘Le Dîner De Cons’. This film has Vinay Pathak, Rajat Kapoor, Sarika, Ranvir Shorey and Milind Soman.

And the French film also adapted from a play ‘‘Le Dîner De Cons’, written by Francis Veber. ‘Bheja Fry’ did so well at the box office and people really enjoyed the series.

The sequel of this called ‘Bheja Fry 2’ which was shot in Malaysia.

Baazigar (1993)

Movie- A Kiss before Dying

Shah Rukh Khan’s Baazigar is one of the famous and hit movie of him.

Apart from SRK, Kajol and Shilpa Shetty were in the female lead in the film. This film was a mixture of action-comedy-romance. But the movie is a remake of an American film, ‘A Kiss Before Dying’. However, the American film was also adapted from a novel named ‘A Kiss Before Dying’ which was written by an American writer Ira Levin.

Ek Ruka Hua Faisla (1986)

4 angry fan ek ruka hua faisla
4 angry man

This film is basically a court drama, directed by Basu Chatterjee. The movie was release in early 90s film and was based on 12 jury members and their stories.

The storyline of the film was so interesting. And the original film was also a masterpiece. The original movie was Sidney Lumet directed and ‘Golden Bear’ winning film, ’12 Angry Men’.

So these are some Bollywood remakes that didn’t disappoint the audience and they loved the remade version as the original one.

Do share your valuable opinion about this movie. Were you disappointed after watching any of the movies’ name in this list? or loved the remade version? Do share your answers in the comment section below.

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