Which South Indian films are getting remakes in Hindi?
It's the season of remakes in Bollywood! And for this, they're looking toward the South Indian film industry that has churned out many promising movies over the years. Like, Thadam, a well-performing Tamil thriller, is being made with either Aditya Roy Kapur or Sidharth Malhotra in lead. Janhvi Kapoor will also appear in Helen (Malayalam) remake, as will be Arjun Kapoor in Comali remake.
Will Akki also lead 'Soorarai Pottru' Hindi remake, like 'Ratsasan'?
Suriya-led Soorarai Pottru, which was selected for a screening under the Best Foreign Film category at the 78th Golden Globe Awards, is getting a Hindi version. Speculations are rife that Akshay Kumar might lead the venture. Makers are also considering names of Ajay Devgn, John Abraham and Hrithik Roshan. But, Kumar has officially bagged the adaptation of Ratsasan, which has been titled Mission Cinderella.
This is the announcement about 'Ratsasan' remake
Saif Ali Khan-Hrithik Roshan will appear as Bollywood's 'Vikram Vedha'
R Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi-led 2017 blockbuster Vikram Vedha is another marvelous film that's getting a Hindi version. For this, the original flick's director duo, Pushkar-Gayathri, will be back behind the camera. Releasing on September 30, 2022, the movie will star Saif Ali Khan as Vikram and Hrithik Roshan as Vedha, the anti-hero. The original was inspired by Indian folklore, Baital Pachisi.
Ajay Devgn leading 'Kaithi' remake, backing 'Naandhi' Hindi version
It's not wrong to term Devgn as the king of South remakes! He has done a string of films like that such as Drishyam, Singham, Action Jackson, Son of Sardaar, etc. Now, Karthi-led 2019 Tamil film Kaithi has become his 10th remake, which will reunite Devgn with his Singham co-star Kajal Aggarwal. The Tanhaji star is also backing the remake of Telugu film, Naandhi.
Ranveer Singh signed for 'Anniyan' remake, S Shankar to helm
Next in line is Ranveer Singh. This April, it was announced that Vikram's National Award-winning movie Anniyan is getting a Bollywood version, which will be led by the Simmba actor. S Shankar had helmed the 2005 film, and he will make this one too. Shooting of this project will begin mid next year. As per reports, Kiara Advani might bag the female lead's role.
Salman Khan's next remake is Sethupathi-Thalapathy Vijay's 'Master'
Vijay-Sethupathi's Master will also apparently get a Bollywood edition, courtesy Salman Khan, who has bought the rights to its Hindi remake. A report stated that Khan wants changes in script and thus has asked to re-write the entire story. There's no official confirmation on this though. Upon its release, Master became the highest-grossing film in the UAE, so Khan has a lot at stake.
These are the others which qualify for the list
Shahid Kapoor's Jersey is a 2019 Telugu film remake and is set to release on November 5. Other upcoming remakes are Rajkummar Rao's HIT, Vikrant Massey's Mumbaikar (Maanagaram in Tamil), Ahan Shetty's RX100 (now titled Tadap), and Varun Dhawan's Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru — renamed Sanki.