Remakes are a trend which is followed in all decades. Especially in South Indian Film Industry, a majority of the movies are remade from other languages. It is not always true that if a movie is a hit in one language, it will be a hit in the other languages where it is made too. Many movies fail in remakes mainly because the expectations of each language audience are different from the other language audiences. It is left to the director how he makes the remade movie a success. It is not only Hindi movies which are remade in South Indian languages, but Sandalwood films are also remade in many Indian languages. Let us see a small list of these movies.
’s directional venture. The story was released in Kannada in the year 1972. This movie shows the relationship between a teacher and a student. This movie was also the debut movie of the two great actors Dr.Vishnuvardhan and Ambareesh. The movie was remade in Hindi by Puttanna himself and was named “Zahreela Insaan”. It was also remade in Telugu and Tamil.
2. Mallammana Pavada
This was also directed by Puttanna Kanagal. It starred Dr.Rajkumar and B.Saroja
Devi in the main roles. It was a story of a woman who releases her husband from his cruel step-mother. Many films based on this theme were made after this film. The 1993 Kannada film “
”, the 1981 Hindi film “
”, the 1992 Hindi film “Beta”, the 1987 Tamil movie “Enga Chinna Rasa”, and the 1993 Telugu movie “Abbaigaru” are inspired by this movie.
This movie set a new trend in the Kannada Film Industry. It starred Ambareesh and Lakshmi in the main role. It was remade in Hindi and was named as “Meri Awaaz Suno”. Both the languages were directed by S.V.Rajendra Babu.
4. Parasangada Gendethimma
This was a comedy genre film directed by Maruti Sivram. It was a story based on the impacts of civilization. It was the sequence when a village boy marries a city girl. It starred Lokesh in the lead role. It was remade into a Tamil language film and was renamed as Rosapoo Ravikaikari.
5. Ramapurada Ravana
, Geetha, and Aarathi in the main roles. It was directed by Rajachandra in the year 1984. The film was remade in Tamil and was named as “Naam Iruvar”. It is a complete entertainment.
6. Anuraga Aralithu
Anuraga Aralithu is a famous movie which became popular for its background score. It starred Dr.Rajkumar, Geetha, and Madhavi in the main roles. It was remade in the Telugu language as “
” which was a most-needed break-through for Telugu actor Chiranjeevi. It was also remade in Hindi as Ladla.
7. Tappida Thaala
This film mainly focuses on the difficulties a person faces after getting into a life on a wrong path. It was directed by K.Balachander. It starred Rajinikanth and Savitha in the lead roles. It was released in Tamil and Kannada simultaneously.
Kasturi Nivasa is till date a famous movie in Sandalwood. It stars Dr.Rajkumar in the lead role. It was directed by Dorai Bhagavan. This movie was remade in the Tamil language as “Avanantan Manidan” which stars Shivaji Ganeshan.
Shankar Guru is the first triple role movie in Sandalwood which stars Dr.Rajkumar. It gained a lot of recognition. It was directed by V.Somashekar in the year 1978. It was remade in Hindi as “Mahaan” and in the Tamil as “Thrisoolam”.
It is the story of a newly-married couple and a snake residing near their house. It is one of the best movies in the history of Sandalwood. It is remade in the Hindi language as “
” which stars
Shah Rukh Khan