Remaking a hit film is not an easy task, especially when the original film is from Malayalam, as it is very difficult to find the apt replacement for the actors.
But, many Malayalam films have been remade to different
languages, while some tasted success, some other films went on to
become epic failures. Here, we list a few Malayalam films, the
remakes of which were disappointments.
Go through the slides to know more about the
Hitler, which had Mammootty in the lead role was remade
in to Hindi as Krodh, with had Suniel Shetty replacing
Mammootty, as the hero. The film was an utter disappointment with
wrong casting affecting the film badly.
In harihar Nagar
In Harihar Nagar was remade in to Hindi by
Priyadarshan. In 2007, Priyadarshan came up with the film
Dhol, which was the remake of the hit Malayalam film. The
film was a disappointment when compared with the original.
Bangalore Days is one of the most loved movies of
Malayalam but when the movie got remade to Tamil as Bangalore
Naatkal, the film lost its soul completely. The Tamil version
of the film was a flop at the box-office.
CID Moosa is one of the best entertainers of all time.
The film was remade in to Tamil as Seena Thana 001, with
Prasanna in the lead role. Even though, the film was a moderate
success at the box-office, it was nowhere near the
Thalavattam, directed by Priyadarshan had a Hindi
remake, which was made by the director himself, with Salman Khan
and Kareena Kapoor in the lead roles. The film flopped at the
box-office and is considered to be one of the worst
The evergreen classic Sanmanassullavarkku Samadhanam,
was remade in to Hindi by Priyadarshan as Yeh Tera Ghar Yeh
Mera Ghar with Suniel Shetty and Mahima Chaudhari in the lead
roles. This again, was a failed attempt when compared with the
Drishyam, the biggest blockbuster in the history of
Malayalam cinema, has had remakes in various languages. But, the
Hindi version of the film directed by Nishikanth Kammath, was
thrashed heavily by the critics.
Spadikam was remade in to Tamil as Veerappu,
with Sundar C and Prakash Raj reprising the roles done by Mohanlal
and Thilakan respectively in the original. Although, the film was a
success at the box-office, the film wasn't appreciated by the
Many don't know that Malayalam blockbuster film New
Delhi had an official Hindi remake directed by Joshiy himself.
The film had Jeethendra in the lead role but was a big flop at the
Nivin Pauly starrer Premam, was one of the most talked
about films in the recent times. The film, went on to become a big
hit at the box-office and now, the Telugu remake of the film is all
set to hit the theatres.
Recently, a video song from the film got released online and it
has left all Premam fans disappointed. Seemingly, a major
section of audiences have not liked the performances of the lead
stars in the song.
Telugu version of the film features Naga Chaitanya in the lead
role along with Shruthi Haasan, Anupama Parameswaran and Madonna
Being the remake of a hit malayalam film, comparisons are inevitable and we hope that the movie as a whole, would do justice to the original and would come out successful.