Tollywood Movies Remade in Bollywood:
It’s all about a winning formula, one that gives audiences a good entertainer with an excellent storyline and star cast to match with. Good movies are hard to come by in the film industry which often finds inspiration from all quarters. Bollywood has often been inspired by the Telugu film industry especially when it comes to good storyline and content. Many Tollywood movies have been remade in Bollywood that has been much appreciated by the audiences.
Here is a list of Tollywood movies remade in Bollywood:
- Maro Charitra the superhit movie was remade into Ek Duje Ke Liye in Bollywood. It was a romantic tragedy that moved even the most hardened hearts. The movie starred Kamal Hassan and Saritha in the leads in Telugu while Kamal Hassan and Rati Agnihotri played the leads in the remake.
Shubhalagnam starring Jagapati Babu, Aamani and Roja play the lead roles in the film. The movie released in 1994 and was remade into Judaai in 1997 in Bollywood. The remade starred Anil Kapoor, Sridevi and Urmila Matondkar. The movie was a hit both in Tollywood and Bollywood as well.
Athadu starring Mahesh Babu, Trisha Krishnan and Prakash Raj in the lead was a blockbuster in Tollywood. The movie was remade in Bollywood as Ek: The Power of One starring Bobby Deol, Shriya Saran and Nana Patekar. The film, however failed to stir the audiences and was declared a flop.
Pokiri starring Mahesh Babu, Ileana D’Cruz and Prakash Raj played the lead roles in this super hit. The action movie was remade in Bollywood as Wanted starring Salman Khan, Ayesha Takia and Prakash Raj. The Bollywood remake was directed by Prabhudeva and did exceptionally well at the box office, so much so it was the highest grosser of 2009.
- Vikramarkudu directed by the renowned director S S Rajamouli was a big hit in Tollywood. It starred Ravi Teja, Anushka Shetty and Vineet Kumar in the lead. The movie was remade in Bollywood as Rowdy Rathore starring Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha in the lead. The remake was directed by Prabhudeva and the movie became a blockbuster in Bollywood as well.
There are numerous other Tollywood movies remade in Bollywood. Some were blockbusters while some failed miserably at the box office.