The South Indian film industry has given us gems over the years, but it has also provided source materials for some memorable Bollywood remakes. As films like Kabir Singh, Drishyam and Laxmii have taught us, Bollywood remakes of South films are a sure shot formula of success.
Here are a few South films that are being remade in Bollywood in 2021. While some of these already have a release date, the others are in pre-production.
Take a look at these highly anticipated films:
Jersey is a Telegu sports drama directed by Gowtham Tinnanuri and starring Shraddha Srinath and Sampath Raj. It revolves around the story of a talented cricket player who returns to the sport in his late thirties as a gift to his son. The upcoming remake of this movie, Jersey (2021) is under production. It is directed by the same director and stars Shahid Kapoor, Mrunal Thakur and Pankaj Kapoor. The film will release in theatres on Diwali.
Directed by Ajay Bhupathi, this Telugu film stars Payal Rajput and Kartikeya Gummakonda in the lead roles. This movie tells the story of a young man, Shiva, who is heartbroken and turns to violence after the love of his life gets married to someone else. This superhit movie is getting a Hindi remake titled Tadap (2021), starring Sunil Shetty’s son, Ahan Shetty and Tara Sutaria. It is directed by Milan Luthria and is releasing on September 24, 2021.
This 2019 Tamil film is directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj and stars Karthi, Arjun Das and Deepthi in lead roles. Kaithi is about an ex-convict whose plans to meet his daughter for the first time are dashed due to a raid. The remake of this movie is of the same name and will reportedly star Ajay Devgn and Katrina Kaif.
Kolamavu Kokila (2018)
In order to earn some quick cash, a young woman Kokila, gets herself involved in a drug ring. This Tamil movie stars Nayanthara, Yogi Babu and Saranya Ponvannan in the lead roles. It is directed by Nelson Dilipkumar. The Hindi remake of this movie is called Good Luck Jerry and stars Janhvi Kapoor. It directed by Siddharth Sengupta and produced by Aanand L Rai.
Dear Comrade (2019)
Directed by Bharat Kamma and starring Rashmika Mandanna and Vijay Deverakonda, this movie tells the story of Bobby, a short-tempered man who falls in love with Lilly, a cricketer. However, his anger issues soon prove to be an obstacle to their love. Karan Johar has bought the rights to make a Hindi remake of this movie and is in search for a lead star.
When the murder of a young man is almost impossible to solve due to the lack of clues, a picture emerges of the killer lurking in the dark. However the suspect has a lookalike. This Tamil movie is directed by Magizh Thirumeni and stars Arun Vijay in the pivotal role. The Hindi remake of this movie is directed by Vardhan Ketkar and it will star Sidharth Malhotra.
HIT: The First Case (2020)
Vikram is a cop with PTSD who works for the Homicide Intervention Team (HIT). When a girl goes missing, he does everything he can to solve the case due to personal reasons. This Telugu action/thriller was directed by Sailesh Kolanu and stars Vishwak Sen and Roohani Sharma in pivotal roles. The Hindi remake of this movie will also be directed by Sailesh Kolanu and will star Rajkummar Rao.