Remakes are currently a fad. Off late, Hindi films are increasingly being remade in South and vice versa. In fact, South films being remade in Hindi are now such a rage! In the last few months, two South movies have got a Hindi remake. There's the Tamil movie - Vikram Vedha and the Telugu film - Arjun Reddy. The Tamil remake rights have officially been bought for Vikram Vedha and the original director - Pushkar and Gayathri will be helming the project. As for Arjun Reddy, apart from the remake right being bought, the cast has been finalised - Shahid Kapoor and Tara Sutaria. With so many films getting a remake, we can't help but think of other South films that can be remade rather, should be remade in Hindi. We have chosen five films from the last two years. Check it out!
24 - 24 was a 2106 sci-fi film starring Suriya, Nithya Menen and Samantha Ruth Prabhu in the lead. The Tamil actor takes on the triple role of a brother, his evil twin and his nephew. The story revolves around a watch that can help one travel back in time. When the evil brother wants complete possession of it, a bitter battle ensures between the siblings. But it's the son that puts an end to the battle once and for all. Directed by Vikram Kumar, the movie turned out to be a grand critical success that executed a complex subject beautifully, teamed with incredible performances by Suriya in all three roles. It's a novel concept and gives the lead ample scope for performing. Why shouldn't it be remade? 24 movie review: Suriya is TOP NOTCH in the best time travel flick India has ever made!
Who to cast - We can totally imagine Aamir Khan playing this role. He is the epitome of versatility as he flits from one distinct character to another. With this being a triple role, we believe Aamir Khan would do full justice by playing each of them differently.
U Turn - It was a 2016 Kannada film, starring Shraddha Srinath. The film revolves around an investigative journalist, who discovers a strange occurrence on the Bengaluru flyover. Turns out motorists have died after flouting traffic rules on that flyover. On further investigation, she finds herself in an unexpected situation. Will she find the reason behind the mysterious deaths? More importantly will she able to put an end to it? The movie went on to become one of the biggest hits in Kannada. It is being remade in Tamil and Telugu with Samantha Ruth Prabhu in the lead.
Who to cast - We have two people in mind - Janhvi Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan. For two debutantes entering the industry, this film would be the perfect vehicle for them. With the movie solely on their shoulders, it could prove to be game changer for them.
Pelli Choopulu - It was a 2016 rom-com starring Vijay Devarakonda and Ritu Varma. The film revolves around two people who meet through a marriage alliance. In the process they talk about their dreams - the girl always wanted to start a food truck while he loves cooking. While the idea of getting married is dropped, they decide to get together and start their own food truck business. There on, their adventure begins! The film is a refreshing take on friendship, love and dreams. It won two National Awards. When it comes to Bollywood, there's no such thing as too many love stories. This one ought to be made!
Who to cast This movie could cast a fresh pair like Ishaan-Janhvi. After doing an intense love story like Dhadak, nothing like a breezy rom-com for these two. But we have another much-loved, popular pair in mind - Ranbir and Deepika! Also recently Deepika mentioned that she is dying to do a rom-com. So, why not!
Oppam - This 2016 Malayalam film starred Mohanlal in the lead and was directed by Priyadarshan. The film revolved around a blind man, who shares a close relationship with a retired judge and his daughter. When the judge gets killed, the blind guy is framed for the crime. How he proves his innocence, along with protecting the child is what forms rest of the story. The movie proved to be a a massive success. Mohanlal took on the role of a visually challenged man and owned it.
Who to cast Varun Dhawan, without a doubt. This man is capable of anything! He can play a forlorn lover or a goofy detective or twins too! Playing a blind guy would be the challenge Varun is looking for. So anyone reading this?
Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru This Tamil film, starring Karthi and Rakul Preet Singh, is a cop film. It is a true story based on the infamous Bawaria operation that involved dacoits. The story revolves around those officers, who put a stop to their dangerous activities. The movie was highly praised for its well-researched subject.
Who to cast We think this actor would do complete justice to this story based on a true incident. He would fit the role of a fierce, gutsy officer perfectly. We are talking about Arjun Kapoor. He would live up to the role and how. After seeing the first look of Arjun as a cop for Pinky Faraar we are even more convinced. And it would be a drastic change from his intense romantic roles.
Do you have other films in mind? Do you think there are other actors who could do justice to the films mentioned? Do share all your comments in the box below...
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