Salman Khan - The Most Benefited Actor With South Indian Remakes


The trend of south Indian remakes in Bollywood started with 1960s. In fact many south Indian film directors remade their hits to Hindi. This trend became quite popular with late 1970s and throughout 1980s and many south Indian heroines like Jayaprada entered Bollywood scene through such successful remakes. With the new millennium, the trend of lifting comedy movies from Malayalam blockbusters became quite popular. Hera Pheri – remake of 1989 hit Ramji rao speaking gave a new image to Paresh rawal who has been playing negative roles since then. Definitely Hera pheri and series of comedy remakes of Priyadarshan revived his career a lot. Thus with 2000s Paresh rawal was the most benefitted actor with south Indian remakes. But with late 2000s Priyadarshan’s remakes started flopping and a new trend of lifting action masalas from Tamil, Telugu and Kannada movies started. Who got benefitted most? Salman Khan.


The trend started with the movie ‘Wanted’ – the movie which brought Salman Khan’s career back to tracks after a series of romantic and comedy flop films. Hindi remake of Telugu film Pokiri directed by Prabhudeva was the second grosser of the year 2009 and people went to theaters to see the new ‘angry young man’ look of his movie. This movie turned out to be the turning point of his career and with the release of Debaang the following year, a new star was born. Since then none of his movies have flopped and all his movies entered 100 crore club as well. In fact it was Salman Khan who executed the term 100 and 200 crore club with perfection. Despite getting bad reviews for his movies, people have rushed to theatres to watch his movies and no doubt, he is no.1 actor of Bollywood at present in terms of star value.


Bodyguard was a moderate hit in all its south Indian versions. Despite having a weak story line, the movie reached 100 crore club within a short period. It was Salman’s second movie is the recent times made from south Indian languages. Earlier too ‘Tere naam’ in 2003 played a significant role in refreshing his career as a talented actor, the remake of Vikram starrer Tamil blockbuster – Sethu. Since the release of Bodyguard, a series of masala south Indian brainless movies have been remade to Hindi with salman khan playing the pivot role - Ready (remake of the 2008 Telugu film, Ready), Jai Ho (remake of the 2006 Telugu film Stalin) and Kick (remake of Telugu flick – Kick) and all the movies have been runaway successes at box office. Definitely these south Indian remakes have increased the star value of this actor many fold.

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the whole script of Malayalam movie Bodyguard was changed to incorporate the star value of Salman and the soul of the script was lost somewhere as well

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