Several Tamil filmmakers have handled their scripts efficiently. They have explored different genres that have gained good recognition. At times, when there are good subjects in the other regional films that they find appealing to the Tamil audience, the filmmakers tried their luck in that area too. Now let’s see some Tamil remakes that were successful in satisfying the Tamil audience.
Nanban is a remake in the illustrious career of Vijay. Taking inspiration from the Hindi film “
” (which is again inspired by the
novel “Five Point Someone”), the film presents the lives of three fun-loving friends where one emerges the topper in the university amidst the shock of the principal and students. The film, directed by Shankar and with supporting actors like Madhavan, Jeeva, and Ileana, did full justice to the original. Movies with such refreshing concepts are embraced by Indian fans whole-heartedly. It should be noted that even online sports betting (mega pari india) is gaining the attention of Indian audience.
This Rajinikanth-starrer took inspiration from the Malayalam movie Manichitrathazhu. A family stays in a haunted property and the twists and turns of the film (with Jyothika’s role playing a big part) gives it the perfect lift. The highlight of the film is that while Mohanlal underplayed his role in the original, Rajinikanth did it exuberantly. However, both were accepted. The difference between the original and the remake is that the latter had a grand look.
This is another remake for superstar Rajinikanth (remake of the Malayalam movie Thenmavin Kombath). It was well-received even internationally. Everyone knows the comic timing of Rajinikanth and how he excels in sentimental roles. The movie revolves around a real prince (Rajinikanth, who is working as a loyal servant, and the other characters.
4. Avvai Shanmugi
It takes courage to remake a Hollywood movie and making it a grand success. The
starrer Avvai Shanmugi has taken lot of inspiration from the Hollywood movie Mrs. Doubtfire. The lead roles, played by Kamal Haasan and Meena, get divorced. The story revolves around the doting father who dresses up as a woman and takes the role of a nanny.
With Vijay and Simran in the lead roles, Priyamanavale is the remake of the Telugu movie
. It revolves around a very different theme regarding marriage and its loyalty, but everything was filmed without losing the essence of the theme. Vijay and Simran effortlessly played their roles.
Gilli is the remake of the Telugu movie Okkadu and has several humorous scenes besides being an action film. The screenplay is the forte of Gilli; a good filmmaker is one who wants to make the original better and director Tharani did that. The movie had Vijay, Trisha, and
playing the lead roles.
7. M Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi
The movie, which has in the lead role, revolves around the actor who is raised by a loving mother (Nadiya). It is the remake of the Telugu movie “Amma Nanni O' Tamil Ammaiye”. How Ravi wins the affection of his estranged father and how he succeed in his love for boxing forms the crux of the film.
8. Kaadhalukku Mariyadhai
Kaadhalukku Mariyadhai is the remake of the Malayalam movie Aniyatthipraavu. While it is a typical love story of youngsters of different religions falling in love, what made it a great film is how the parents accept their love. Vijay and Shalini played the lead roles with conviction.
This remake of the Telugu movie with same name, Jayam, did full justice to the Telugu original. However, it was well-received by the Tamil audience, which only shows the similarities in the likes of the two different states. The film revolves around the usual theme of the good winning over evil in love, but the screenplay and acting added value.
10. Vasool Raja MBBS
Certain subjects touch the hearts of fans profusely, whether it is a Bollywood film or a Kollywood film. One such movie is Vasool Raja MBBS, which has the versatile actor Kamal Haasan playing the role of a Don studying in a medical college. The sentimental moments were etched to perfection in the movie just like the original one Munnabhai MBBS.