Kamal Haasan's Papanasam is releasing this Friday(3rd July) amidst high expectations among fans and critics alike. Being an official remake of a Malayalam movie, the film is expected to be high on realistic drama.
In fact, Malayalam films have always been praised for producing
content driven subjects with little or no fuss and Tamil cinema too
has drawn number of leaves from the book of Mollywood.
Kamal Haasan in a recent interview had lamented how Kollywood is
rapidly moving towards excessive commercialism and how content
driven cinema could easily be forgotten in the future, unlike
Mollywood which keeps churning out such quality movies.
He even went on to say that his decision to remake
Drishyam came from the thought that Tamil audience too are
entitled to watch quality cinema at least once in a while.
But this article is aimed at letting you know about some of the
hit Tamil movies, you probably had no idea were remakes of
Check out the slides below to know
Kireedam was released in 2007 but the original, which
had the same title, was released in 1989 starring Mohanlal in the
lead. The Tamil version was directed by AL Vijay and had Thala
Ajith reprising the lead role with an impressive bunch of
Director Siddique, after finding success through his 1999
Malayalam film Friends, starring Jayaram, Mukesh,
Sreenivasan, went on to remake the film in Tamil(2001) with Vijay,
Suriya and Ramesh Khanna in the lead. He also retained the original
Perazhagan was directed by Sasi Shanker in the year
2004. It was the remake of a Malayalam film titled
Kunjikoonan (2002) and this too was directed by Sasi
Shanker. Perazhagan went on to become a massive hit in
Ninaithale Inikkum (2009)
This film set against the backdrop of a college campus was a
remake of the 2006 Malayalam film Classmates. The Tamil
version was directed by GNR Kumaravelan and its original
counterpart was helmed by Lal Jose.
Directed by Fazil in the year 1997, the film was a major
breakthrough in Vijay's career. The original version
(Aniyathipraavu) too was directed by the same director and
was released in 1997 as well. Kadhalukku Mariyadhai became
a blockbuster and was also dubbed by critics as a
Chennaiyil Oru Naal
Chennaiyil Oru Naal released in the year 2013 and
was the remake of Traffic (2011). While the original was
helmed by Rajesh Pillai, the Tamil version was directed by Shaheed
Kader. The film features Cheran, Sarathkumar, Prakash Raj, Prasanna
and Raadhika Sarathkumar in lead roles.
Pulivaal was directed by Marimuthu and was released in
the year 2014. It was adapted from a Malayalam movie titled
Chaappa Kurishu which was helmed by Sameer Thahir
in the year 2011. Pulivaal went on to become one of the
most profitable film of the year.
Karunaas was introduced as a hero in this 2008 film which was
directed by Siva Sanmukan. The original film was released in the
year 1989 under the title, Vadakkunokkiyantram.
En Bommukutty Ammavuku
Looks like director Fazil has a knack of producing two hit
movies in different languages. This film too was directed by him in
the year 1988 and the original was released in 1983 with the title
Ente Mamattukkuttiyammakku. The Sathyaraj starrer
completed a 100 day run.
This multistarrer featuring Vijayakanth, Prabhu Deva and
Pandiarajan was directed by Siddique in the year 2004. The original
too was helmed by him under the name Chronic Bachelor
(2003) featuring Mammootty and Mukesh.