Arjun Reddy, Vikram Vedha, Kirik Party: 5 South films awaiting a remake in Bollywood

While remakes are not a new phenomenon, in the last few months, multiple announcements of remakes have been made.  Most of the remakes have been South to Bollywood. The content driven projects have inspired filmmakers to re-create them in Bollywood, and hence there has been a noticeable spurt. With the latest news around Kirik Party, we present to you five South films that are waiting to be remade in Bollywood! Let’s take a look at the announcements that have been made so far.
Arjun Reddy – This unusual love story was one of the biggest hits of 2017.  Starring Vijay Devarakonda, Shalini Pandey, the film is about a medical student who goes down the road of destruction after being rejected by his loved one. The movie on its release opened to rave reviews and fared phenomenally at the BO. A month ago, it was officially announced that Murad Khetani and Ashwin Varde of Cine1 Studios have bought the remake rights. The deal was finalised in Hyderabad. It has been confirmed that Shahid Kapoor will step in Devarakonda’s shoes. Also Read: 5 reasons why Telugu film Arjun Reddy is perfect for a Bollywood remake
Vikram Vedha – This gangsta-cop drama was the No 1 film on IMDb’s list of top 10 Indian films. The movie starring stellar actors – R Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi was highly praised for its gripping tale and for the lead pair’s crackling performance. The two actors complemented each other perfectly and also held their own. R Madhavan confirmed at the Breathe Trailer launch that Vikram Vedha was going to be remade in Hindi. The announcements regarding the same would be made this year. Also Read:  Also Read: Shah Rukh Khan has refused to star in the Hindi remake of R. Madhavan’s Vikram Vedha – here’s why
Kirik Party remake – Kannada film, Kirik Party was one of the biggest hits in 2016. It starred Rakshit Shetty and Rashmika Mandanna. The movie was praised for its storyline and fared phenomenally at the BO. The film ran in theatres for 150 days. Latest reports suggest Sidharth Malhotra has been approached for the lead role. According to a leading tabloid, the actor is keen on being a part of the film but is yet to sign the dotted line.
Temper remake aka Simmba – The only remake that has unveiled an official poster.  While it is not an out and out remake, Simmba, the Hindi film is based on JR NTR’s Temper. The 2015 actioner was one of the biggest hits of that year. It elevated JR NTR’s career to newer heights. The remake will be directed by Rohit Shetty and will star Ranveer Singh. The film is slated to release on 28th December, 2018.
Kanchana 2 – The horror film starring Raghava Lawrence, Nithya Menen and Taapsee Pannu was one of the biggest hits of 2015. Raghava played a double role. As per reports, Akshay Kumar is set to take up the remake of this film.
Source: Bollywood Life

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