Bollywood strives to excel in all the movies that it presents to the audiences be it an original or a remake. Indian directors have time and again proved that Indian remakes can be even better than the original.
1. A Wednesday
A Wednesday released in the year 2008 and won many accolades for its storyline and exceptional direction and acting. The movie an action thriller was based on the account of a few hours before the retirement of a police commissioner. The movie served as an inspiration for Unnaipol Oruvan (Tamil) and Eeenadu (Telugu) both released in 2009 and the Sri Lankan English film A Common Man (2013).
2. Munnabhai MBBS
Munnabhai MBBS released in the year 2003 and was a comedy-drama. Though the movie itself was highly inspired from a Hollywood flick, it managed to break many a record in Bollywood. The movie inspired many blockbuster remakes which include Vasool Raja MBBS (Tamil), Shankar Dada MBBS (Telugu), and Uppi Dada MBBS (Kannada) all of which released in 2004 and the latter in 2006.
Bhool Bhulaiyaa released in 2007 and was a blockbuster psychological thriller. The movie was a remake of the movie Manichitrathazhu (Malayalam). Its other remakes include Rajmohol (Bengali), Apthamitra (Kannada), and Chandramukhi (Tamil).
4. Hera Pheri
Hera Pheri released in the year 2000 and instantly piqued the audience with its rib-tickling comedy. The movie was a remake of the super hit Malayalam movie Ramji Rao Speaking. The film was remade into other super hits like Trin Trin (Kannada), Arangetra Velai (Tamil), Dhanalakshmi I Love You (Telugu).
Ghajini released in the year 2008 and was much loved by audiences across the country. The film was a remake of the Tamil movie by the same movie starring Suriya and Asin. The Hindi remake saw Aamir Khan flexing his muscles to avenge the death of his ladylove.
Yuva released in the year 2004 and is a political thriller directed by Mani Ratnam. The director simultaneously made the movie in Tamil as well called Aaytha Ezhuthu which was a super hit as well.
Never released in the year 2015 and was a remake of the blockbuster Telugu film Okkadu starring Mahesh Babu. The film was remade as Jor (Bengali), Ghilli (Tamil), Mate Ani Dela Lakhye Faguna (Odia), and Ajay (Kannada).
Billu Barber released in the year 2009. The movie couldn’t garner as much popularity as its original Kadha Parayumbo in Malayalam. The movie was also remade in Tamil as Kuselan.
Singham released in the year 2011 and was an all-out entertainer. The movie was a remake of the Tamil movie by the same name starring Suriya. The film was remade as Kempe Gowda (Kannada) and Shotru (Bengali).
Numerous Indian remakes have set new benchmarks for movies and will continue to do so in the years to come.