The trend for Hindi remakes of Hollywood movies in Bollywood is very old. Many of these Hindi movies will be seen, which are adapted versions of some Hollywood movie, while many scenes have been copied in some movies. Take Aamir Khan’s blockbuster movie ‘Ghajini’, many of his scenes were copied from the Hollywood movie ‘Hulk’. Akshay Kumar’s movie poster ‘Rowdy Rathore’ was also copied from the Hollywood movie ‘The Replacement Killers’. Similarly, many Hollywood filmmakers have adapted Bollywood movies. Inspired by the hit film by Raj Kapoor Sangam, released in 1964, it has become a Hollywood movie. The story of the American romantic war movie ‘Pearl Harbor’, released in 2001, is taken from Sangam. Similarly, there are many films, which are adapted from each one’s film industry.
When it comes to movie remakes in the Hindi film industry, Korean movies are the most discussed. Since Bollywood has made Hindi remakes of most Korean films, it is a matter of regret that after making the Hindi adaptation of the best Korean films, they were discarded. The largest and most recent example of this is the streaming on the OTT Netflix platform, actor Kartik Aaryan’s film ‘Dhamaka’, which is a Hindi remake of the Korean film ‘The Terror Live’. The story of the film is of a news anchor who is caught in a vicious cycle in the quest to make his career shine. This Korean film was very popular with critics and audiences. It was a box office success at the Korean box office earning $ 36 million.
There were high expectations of Karthik Aryan’s film ‘Dhamaka’, which does not seem to be fulfilled.
Compared to the Korean movie “The Terror Live”, its Hindi version “Dhamaka” has not improved much. Despite Kartik Aaryan’s brilliant acting and hard work, the story, script, directing, cinematography, editing, and acting prove to be weak in every department. This movie seems to have been made just to make a movie. Before the movie explosion, Salman Khan’s film ‘Radhe’ and ‘Bharat’ are also Hindi remakes of Korean films, but what happened at the box office of these films is not hidden from anyone. In such situation, let’s take a look at Bollywood movies that are Hindi remakes of Korean movies and have been discarded.
1. Hindi Movie: Radhe: Your Most Wanted
Korean Movie – Outlaws
Superstar Salman Khan’s film ‘Radhe: Your Most Wanted’, released in a hybrid model this year, is a Hindi remake of the Korean film ‘Outlaws’. The action crime thriller ‘Outlaws’ released in 2017 was a huge success. The movie Radhe is nowhere to be found compared to him. Due to the stardom of Salman Khan, the film became the center of attention, but failed at the box office. Its total box office gross amounted to Rs 18 million, which is the first day earnings of any Bhaijaan movie. However, the filmmakers made up for their loss by expensively selling their digital rights. But for the first time after seeing this movie, Salman’s fans also advised him not to make such a movie. People didn’t like her performance at all.
2. Movie in Hindi: Zinda
korean oldboy movie
The Korean movie ‘Oldboy’ released in the year 2003 is considered an iconic film directed by Park Chan-wook. The film won the Grand Prize at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. This film shows the story of a man, who was imprisoned for 15 years. The ups and downs of his life have been best presented in the movie. Inspired by this movie, director Sanjay Gupta made the movie ‘Zinda’ in 2006, which was a huge flop. The film grossed just 17 million rupees at the box office. Which was less than the budget for the movie. Sanjay Dutt, John Abraham, Lara Dutta, and Selena Jaitley have major roles in this movie. There was also a controversy regarding the movie Zinda. Filmmaker Sanjay Gupta also faced legal difficulties for not officially adopting the Korean film. However, he later made ‘Jazbaa’, a Hindi remake of the upcoming Korean movie ‘Seven Days’, and gave it credit.
3. Hindi Movie: Ek Villain
Korean Movie – I Saw The Devil
The film ‘Ek Villain’, directed by Mohit Suri, released in 2014, was an unofficial remake of the South Korean film ‘I Saw the Devil’. The director of this film, Mohit Suri, made many changes to the film based on the audience and Indian cinema. Actors Siddharth Malhotra, Shraddha Kapoor, and Riteish Deshmukh played major roles in the film. In this, more villains than heroes were discussed. Riteish Deshmukh surprised everyone in the role of Villain. The five songs in this movie became very popular. Especially the song ‘Teri Galiyan’ from the movie became the most famous that year. The film also gave a good response at the box office. He had earned more than 150 million rupees. Mohit Suri made the Korean movie according to the Indian audience, which became the reason for its success.
4. Hindi movie for teens
Korean Film – Editing
The mystery thriller Teen (Te3n), released in 2016, was a remake of the Korean film ‘Montage’ released in 2013. It was directed by Ribu Dasgupta. Amitabh Bachchan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sabyasachi Chakraborty, Padmavati Rao, and Vidya Balan played major roles in the film. The movie was a miserable flop at the box office. He had earned around 32 million rupees. However, Bigby and Nawaz’s performance in the film was highly appreciated.
5. Hindi movie: Singh is brilliant
Korean Movie My Wife Is Gangster 3
The film starring Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson ‘Singh is Bling’ was released in the year 2015, which is said to be the sequel to the film ‘Singh is King’, which was a huge box office success. But in the true sense, there is no connection between the story of the movie ‘Singh is Bling’ and ‘Singh is King’. Rather, the movie ‘Singh Is Bling’ is a Hindi remake of the Korean movie ‘My Wife is Gangster 3’ released in the year 2006. The movie was directed by Prabhu Deva. Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson, Lara Dutta, and KK Menon played the lead roles. The film had earned around 89 million rupees in India.