Bollywood Movies Remade in Malayalam
Remaking a good movie from another language is a common thing nowadays. But in Malayalam film industry it is not so common. Even though some movies were remade into Malayalam from Bollywood. Here is the list of famous Malayalam movies which are remake of Bollywood movies.
1. Aamayum Muyalum (2014)
‘Aamayum Muyalum’ is a Malayalam comedy-drama film, written and directed by Priyadarshan. It is a remake of Hindi movie ‘Malamaal Weekly’ which was also directed by Priyadarsan. The star cast of Aamayum Muyalum includes Jayasurya, Piaa Bajpai, Innocent, Nedumudi Venu, Harisree Ashokan and Maniyanpilla Raju.
2. Simhavalan Menon (1995)
‘Simhavalan Menon’ is a Malayalam classic comedy movie, directed by Viji Thampi. This movie is a remake of Hindi movie ‘Gol maal’. The film has a notable star cast of Madhu, Jagadish, Jagathy Sreekumar, Siddique and Urvashi.
3. Nayattu (1980)
‘Naayattu’ is a Malayalam film, directed by Sreekumaran Thampi. The film was a remake of Hindi film ‘Zanjeer’ directed by Prakash Mehra. The film stars Prem Nazir, Jayan are in lead roles and the rest of the cast includes Lalu Alex, Adoor Bhasi Sukumari and Zarina Wahab
4. Pathamudayam (1985)
Pathamudayam, the first movie in which Mohanlal portrayed double role, directed by J. Sasikumar is based on Hindi film ‘Kalicharan’. The star cast includes Mohanlal, Urvashi, M. G. Soman, Balan K.Nair, T. G. Ravi and Unni Mary.
5. April Fool (2010)
‘April Fool’ is a Malayalam comedy film directed by Viji Thampi. The scriptwork is done by Jagadish. This movie is an uncredited remake of Bollywood movie ‘Beja Fry’ directed by Sagar Ballary. ‘Beja Fry’ too is a remake of French movie ‘Le Dîner de Cons’. ‘April Fool’ has Siddique, Jagadish, Biju Menon and Navya Natarajan in lead roles
6. John Jaffer Janardhanan (1982)
‘John Jaffer Janardhanan’ is a Malayalam movie directed by I. V. Sasi, written by T. Damodaran. This movie is a remake of Hindi movie ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’ directed by Manmohan Desai. John Jaffer Janardhanan has a strong star cast of Mammootty, Ratheesh, Ravindran, Madhavi and Sumalatha.
7. Shobaraj (1986)
‘Shobaraj’ is a Malayalam action movie directed by Sasikumar. This movie is the remake of blockbuster Hindi movie ‘Don’ starring Amitabh Bachchan directed by Chandra Barot. The star cast of the movie includes Mohanlal, K P Ummar, T G Ravi and Madhavi. Mohanlal portrayed dual role of Shobharaj & Dharmaraj in this film.
8. Unnam (2012)
‘Unnam’ is a Malayalam film, directed by Sibi Malayil, starring Lal, Asif Ali and Sreenivasan in the lead roles. This film is a remake of Hindi film ‘Johnny Gaddaar’ directed by Sriram Raghavan. The boxoffice performance of the movie was poor.