TOP 10 BOLLYWOOD REMAKES OF KOREAN MOVIES
Although there are some big movies given by Bollywood, time and again, they might not always be inspirational movies. There have been times when movies were made with severe inspiration from South Korean films. They’ve generally hand-picked the most famous films from the northeast country and remade them play by play.
Sometimes, an upgraded version of the original movie is made with an Indian touch to it, which is similar to the original one.
Here are the top 10 movies of Bollywood which were made expertly and inspired by South Korean movies.
1. Dhamaka (2021)
‘Dhamaka’ is an upcoming Indian action thriller film directed by Ram Madhvani and produced by RSVP movies, starring Kartik Aaryan, Mrunal Thakur, Farabi Md Refat and Vishwajeet Pradhan. It is an official remake of the 2013 film ‘The Terror Live’. The storyline of the movie is that of a journalist (Aaryan) who covers the live broadcast of a terror attack in Mumbai. Due to the seesaw events that occurred in his life, he must now decide between his future career and the rationalist in him. ‘Dhamaka’ is to be released in December this year.
2. Bharat (2019)
Superstar Salman Khan’s 2019 film ‘Bharat’ starring Katrina Kaif and Disha Patani was reconstructed from the film ‘An Ode to my father’. The film has been the third highest-earning film in the history of South Korea. It shows the journey of a man and a nation together. It is the story of a young boy (Bharat) who promises his father that he will keep his family together at all costs.
3. Rocky Handsome (2016)
John Abraham’s ‘Rocky Handsome’, directed by Nishikant Kamat, is a remake of the classic action movie ‘The Man from Nowhere’. It was South Korea’s highest-earning film in 2010. The film follows the story of an ex-special agent who is involved with a drug ring drama. He has to save the only person who understands him from being the victim of her parents’ fight.
4. Teen (2016)
‘Teen’ is a mystery thriller film written and directed by Ribhu Dasgupta. It is the remake of the 2013 South Korean film ‘Montage’. It is the story of a grandfather (Amitabh Bachchan), who visits the police station regularly, desperate to find the kidnapper and murderer of his granddaughter in an 8-year-old case. In the movie, a supporting role is played by Vidya Balan who is an inspector for the case.
5. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015)
The film ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ is inspired by the South Korean film ‘Masquerade’. This film marked the reunion of the director-actor couple - Sooraj Bharjata and Salman Khan. The movie also starred Sonam Kapoor and Neil Nitin Mukesh.
6. Jazbaa (2015)
The movie ‘Jazbaa’ is actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s comeback movie directed by Sanjay Gupta. The film is said to be inspired by the South Korean film ‘Seven Days’. This story is of a mother (lawyer) who has to win an unwinnable case to save her kidnapped daughter. The original movie was directed by Won-Shin-Yun, starring Park-Min-Soon and Kim-Mi-Sook.
7. Ek Villain (2014)
‘Ek Villain’ starring Sidharth Malhotra, Shraddha Kapoor and Ritesh Deshmukh is a romantic thriller film. It was inspired by the South Korean film ‘I Saw the Devil’. The storyline of the movie is that of a gangster (Guru) who falls in love with a girl (Aisha) who is suffering from a dangerous disease but still lives her life to the fullest. For her, he decides to mend his ways, but when Aisha gets killed, he searches for the culprit. This movie was famous for the killer acting done by Ritesh Deshmukh (villain).
8. Barfi (2012)
'Barfi’ is one of the most appreciated films of Anurag Basu. The film starring Priyanka Chopra, Ranbir Kapoor, and Illeana D'Cruz is reportedly said to have copied scenes from the South Korean film ‘Lover’s Concerto’. The original movie starred Cha-Tae-Hyun and Son-Ye-Jin, two of the well-known actors in the Korean industry.
9. Murder 2 (2011)
‘Murder 2’, directed by Mohit Suri, starring Emraan Hashmi and Jacqueline Fernandez, was inspired by one of the hit movies of South Korea named ‘The Chaser’. The film is about an ex-police officer who is asked to investigate about missing sex workers. When a young woman sent by him is kidnapped, he sets out to find her.
10. Zinda (2006)
Zinda is a Neo-Noir action-thriller film starring Sanjay Dutt and John Abraham. It is the story of a man who sets out to find the people who kidnapped him and imprisoned him for 15 years. This movie was copied from the popular South Korean film ‘Oldboy’.